Well this week got away from me and I’m sure you’ve all been waiting in suspense to hear whether I qualified for our Area Championships. Going into stadium, I had moved up to second. I was really feeling the pressure. I knew if we had a clear round, we had a good shot of winning. … More Otter Creek Summer HT: Stadium
Alternate title: How to vastly underestimate how long it takes to dig a ditch by hand in the middle of a heat wave. When my friend/eventing teammate, M, got the green light to build some new cross country fences in the jump field, it immediately set off a frenzy of Pinning awesome jumps we could … More Building XC Jumps: Part 1
Now that I’m married, home from the honeymoon and mostly settled back into normal life, it’s time to turn my attention to SHOW SEASON! I don’t think it’s possible to overstate how excited I am for this season! I’m on a super horse that I love to pieces and we have a great competition schedule … More Show Season 2018: Let’s Do This Thing
For many reasons, 2018 has been dubbed Lisa’s Year of the Horse. I’m leasing Duke and this competition season, I’ve got serious goals – unlike last year when my sole competition-related goal was “finish one event.” But this year, I’ve got my sea legs in this whole eventing thing and I want to be more … More Goals vs. Adulting
This year, I get to half lease Duke! I introduced him last spring and even won a Starter CT on him after riding him, like maybe 5 times. (I know, I know, a huge accomplishment!) I had planned to compete him through the summer, but he got a nasty abscess that turned into a hole … More Meet Duke (Again)
I have been reminiscing about the summer lately as the snow has finally fallen here in Wisconsin. These are a few of my favorite photos from the Fox River Valley HT in June 2017. Like what you see? Follow @brassbit on Instagram!
At the first show I ever attended as a brand new eventer, I witnessed a friend and teammate fall and leave the show in an ambulance. It was a freak accident. She was running Beginner Novice on a supremely talented horse. She broke a lot of bones. Her road to recovery has been long. But, … More Why I Choose to Wear an Air Vest
I went radio silent about six weeks ago and to be honest, it was because I had a hard time confronting the end of the season and the end of my lease on Stryder. We had an incredible show and reached this super high peak of emotion…and then it was over. Done. Back to riding … More Radio Silence
The big day finally arrived! We had walked the course a couple of times the night before. I had run through it about 1 billion times in my mind. I walked it again in the morning. I was feeling confident in the plan and the jumps didn’t look scary at all. We’d jumped much bigger … More Sundance Farm H.T.: Cross Country Day!
First off, it was hot as the sun this weekend. Oh, you thought a late-September weekend in Wisconsin would be perfectly pleasant weather for horse trials? You, like me, were dead wrong. It was 95 degrees on Saturday, and they waived coats by like 8:02AM. I still wore mine for dressage because of tradition and … More Sundance Farm H.T. Recap: Dressage & Stadium