Tryon 2022

I have a monster post sitting in my drafts folder, with a breakdown of the whole week. But I just keep sitting here staring at it feeling zero desire to post a full-blown novel. Like, I wrote the post and it still took me 20 minutes to read through.

So instead, I’d like to share some of my favorite pictures from the week:

We did some super cool hikes early in the week before the weather got blazing hot. Peanut was the best adventure buddy!
My husband resignedly watching me fall in love with the most expensive coat in the store
Baby’s first Grand Prix! It was Nick’s first too, and he loved seeing the excitement of the crowd and learning about why we all gasped through the triple combo.
My little good luck charm ❤ She was such a trooper, so much fun, and Nick was total SuperDad.
You’ve all heard me say how much I adore my trainer, and it still holds true – she cheered for the success I found each day even when that meant I was out of the ribbons, pushed me to “stop being lame” (her words) when I complained about the heat, totally enabled the burgundy coat, and she loves Frankie almost as much as I do. Very very grateful for her.
Yes, I got the coat. No, I have no regrets.
Oh Francis. How are you so perfect.
Angel boy always posing

I’m so so so glad that I signed up for private photography with Natalie Suto. I got a zillion pictures I LOVE, including all the fun candids that really capture the spirit of things. Completely totally worth it, I can’t stop staring.

Overall, it was a fabulous trip. Lots of fun family time, we stayed at a beautiful mountain cabin, we ate yummy food and Lina loved being in restaurants, I smiled every single time I walked in the ring, and I smiled every single time I walked out.

I could not have done this without my husband being the most supportive incredible partner and father, my daughter being the world’s coolest baby, my trainer meeting me where I am right now, my barnmates and their families loving on me and my family, just everyone being the extra hands and hearts to get us in the ring feeling confident.

And as always, I could not have done this without the world’s best horse. He takes care of me better than I deserve, he makes it all fun, and I love him with my whole heart.

Can’t wait for the next outing together!

6 thoughts on “Tryon 2022

  1. the_everything_pony 08/08/2022 / 1:15 pm

    The coat, those photos… *chef’s kiss* Absolutely lovely!! You MUST wear that coat always, it looks so fantastic on Frankie ❤ I'm so glad you had a good week!


    • Olivia Pechstein 08/09/2022 / 8:43 am

      haha I’ll do some light editing and post it then! It’s a beast of a post


  2. Stacie Seidman 08/09/2022 / 7:12 pm

    Looking forward to the novel! Also, what brand is the coat? It’s gorgeous! And um… does it come in green? Asking for a friend. Okay, it’s me. I’m asking for me.
    And lastly, YAY for horse showing and bringing the fam and having it all go amazingly well!


    • Olivia Pechstein 08/15/2022 / 1:56 pm

      It’s an Equiline! I always cave to peer pressure when it comes to pretty clothes haha. The sparkles are a need!!! The Samshield coat has even more sparkles and it totally comes in green, just sayin 😉


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