I just got off the phone with my friend Missy, who casually rubbed in the fact that it's going to be 70 in Ocala today. Hmmph!! I'm starting to feel like the goose who missed the southbound migration!!
The crew is settled into Longwood Farm (owned by Betsy Watkins) down in Ocala, after spending a week in Wellington prior to the holidays. Missy took BG, Ike and Bouncer to Wellington for some jump lessons with Holly Mitten and Pat Dwyer, as well as polishing up some flat work on BG with Tod Flettrich.
The eventing season starts off this weekend with Bouncer, Missy's adorable new grey horse, taking on the Beginner Novice division at the Ocala Horse Trials. The following weekend she will be heading to a dressage show with BG, who is happily back in regular work.
Students Kathleen Sullivan from Ky., Donna Miller from Ga. and Dr. Peter Berk from Ct. will be joining the Blue Hill crew down in Ocala for winter training. Working students Madison and David went down with Missy during the first migration, and Jessica is leaving this coming Monday with the Para crew - Becca, Elizabeth, James and Margaret.
Safe travels to all & please take plenty of pictures to send back to the eskimos left here in Pa.!! LT