I’m loving the walk down memory lane we’re all doing as we get psyched for a brand new decade. It’s been a heck of a 10 years for me, so it was wild looking back at old photos to figure out what to share!
2010 was the year I finished my freshman year of college and got ready for my sophomore year. No ponies in sight!
2011 closed out sophomore year and I spent the summer taking extra classes to prep for junior year. Still nary a pony to be found, still an unflattering shade of blonde.
2012 was the end of junior year looking to senior year, with some cool trips and a cool internship down in DC. Sadly, still no ponies.
2013 was the big graduation year! It was time for new adventures down in Virginia with a big girl job and a big girl apartment. This was the last pony-less year (thank goodness).
Enter Addy in 2014! I started lessons again, got into a half lease, and felt more at home than ever. I also met my husband in 2014, but he’ll get his own post sometime 🙂
2015 was the year of exploring with Addy: I got back in the show ring for the first time in almost 10 years, we tried XC for my first time ever, and I learned to be confident and comfortable in the tack again.
2016 brought me my most perfect Francis. It was our get-to-know-you year with a few shows and adventures, and he was happy and wonderful from the get-go.
2017 was our breakout year. We qualified for Zone Finals and Team Finals, we got some great ribbons, we did our first 1.15m at Upperville with a clear round. Despite our greenness to the new level, he made it all fun.
2018 was our honing year. We got sharper, we schooled bigger, we were more precise, we trained harder. He absolutely thrived and I’m (still) incredibly proud of his work ethic and sweetness with all the new adventures.
This photo truly captures our 2019. We’re old friends and we know each other so well, we learn and get better together all the time, and we straight up have a fantastic time.
I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings for me and the Frankfurter!