Horse Show Week aaaaaaaand a trip to California!

So.  It's horse show week.

Assume the horse show position! Zzzzzzz...

I have the following things going for me:
- BOTH of my horse show moms will be there!
- My ride times are the greatest (10:51am for Dressage, 11:30 for SJ, then dozing in the sun until my teammates get done and we can go XC schooling midafternoon.)  Thanks super horse show secretary Amy!
- I did Connor's mane and tail yesterday.  Check and check.
- I got my show clothes cleaned last month.  Ain't no procrastination 'round here.

I have the following things not going for me (in a horse show sense):
- I haven't even looked at the new 2014 BN Dressage tests.
- Where are my show pads?
- I am flying to California on Wednesday, returning in the wee hours of Friday morning and then throwing Connor on the trailer Friday afternoon.  Probably wearing sunglasses, toting a giant Starbucks and fending off a lethal combination of jet lag and sleep deprivation while doing it.  No shenanigans, pony!

This is the craziest story, but a team from a Very Popular Social Networking Site found me on LinkedIn last month, and after two phone interviews, they're flying me out for an on-site interview this week.  L Williams has patiently answered all of my questions about the other planet that is northern California and has been pretty much indispensable.  Thanks to her I will show up on time and in appropriate clothing - the many benefits of blog friends!

So many things to think about, but the horse-related ones are:
- Of course Connor would come with!
- How quickly can I memorize this Dressage test?

Updates to come!
Noble dog on a lawn chair.

35 comments:

  1. Northern California means close to us! We could all have a little pony play date! Good luck at your show, im sure you guys will do great!

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    1. Totally true! :-) And congratulations on your show! Haven't made it over to comment yet, but the pictures were amazing!

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  2. I will be at that show as well ( not showing but cheering people on!) :)

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    1. Very cool! Austen of Guinness on Tap and I are stabled right next to each other in L barn, you should come say hi!

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    1. Ahhh can't wait! And I am leaving right when the weather turns wintery again. Perfect timing!

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    1. It's been an exciting and weird month, that's for sure.

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  5. Good luck at the show! And that sounds like a crazy exciting opportunity, good luck!

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  6. This job sounds really exciting!! Good luck at the interview!

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  7. That L is some kinda wonderful, isn't she? Good luck on your interview!! :)

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    1. Yes she is, she's been indispensable!

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  8. Good you got the LW welcome wagon ready :) Good luck on your interview, Nor Cal is addictive beware!

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    1. Haha LW Welcome Wagon, that should be an official thing. Never been there before, I am floored by the cost of living and horsekeeping! But it will be a fun adventure one way or another.

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  9. Wow!! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    Good luck at the show :)

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  10. Oh my goodness. We'd love to have you on the West Coast! How exciting. Good luck at your show.

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    1. Yes, we could go to Welsh shows together! It would be a lot of fun for sure.

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  11. Oooh, good luck! and I hope Connor treats you well this coming weekend. Be good, ponykins!

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    1. Thanks! I think he will. He's always better behaved/less spooky at shows than he is at home.

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  12. Wow! So exciting! Good luck at the show, and good luck in California - sounds like a great opportunity.

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  13. Good luck! What city will you go to?

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    1. SF Bay area. I will go into more detail if I get it!

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  14. how exciting...dying to know where it is!! Best of luck x

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    1. Thanks! It's a really big one, I don't want to get too specific yet. Soon!

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  15. I think a plane ride will be great for memorizing! :)

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    1. Haha that's what I'm thinking, but on the way back. On the way there, I need to study for the interview!

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  16. Connor's coat is just gleaming in that photo!
    Wow, that is exciting news about the job interview!
    N. California is a beautiful place to be!
    Good luck with the show!
    And finally I'm pretty sure you'll be able to memorize the BN test easily!
    :)

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  17. WOW! So exciting! Can not wait to hear all about CA :) Go kick some butt at Heartland this weekend!

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