Secondly, I entered a contest a while back for the Race for Education (really good organization that provides scholarships to students going into any and all aspects of the equine industry, and lovingly sponsored by many of the Bluegrass area's prestigious racing stables, considering the organization got their start providing scholarships to student jockeys!) for a t-shirt design for their annual 5K Benefit Run. The winner would receive a $500 scholarship to any college of their choosing. Guess who won this hefty prize?
I got five free tees, and they all shipped in today. The front with some super cool artwork. Not trying to be cocky or anything....
The back with some super cool sponsors, including the Breeders' Cup Foundation and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. OCD (Optimal Cartilage Development) Pellets logo is on the sleeve. That will get some looks at school tomorrow!
As you imagine, I was elated when I got the phone call from the organization. I hope for many more oppotunities like this to come in the future! The people there were super nice and helpful and will walk me and my family through the scholarship process (me more than anyone else... as I, well, have issues with all that financial terminology.)
Read the article here!
The lessons will wait until next week. Excitingly, though, I'll be able to take two lessons next week, Wednesday and Friday. It's a first!
Also, I rode Greta last night and firstly, she actually left the round bale for me when I called her (very few horses do that, as I'm sure all of you well know) and was just a saint for anything and everything. I rode her in the covered arena after an outdoor arena streak these past few days. I actually kept my hands over her withers and out of my lap (a bad, recently realized habit of mine) and she did super well! She was chewing and accepting the bit most of the time, and, well, it was just a nice ride! She'll be used as a tacking-up and grooming demonstration pony Tuesday next week for a school club! Even though she has her spooky moments, she is quite the saint on the ground. Bless her.
So, yes, exciting day and an exciting weekend!