It’s 9 days and counting until Tevis 2013. I’m on pins and needles and particularly excited about this year, as I will be crewing for one of my best friends on her and her horse’s first go at Tevis.
|Kaity and Kody at the San Tans, Sept 2010.
They came over from southern CA for a fun-
filled weekend in my playground.
|Kaity and Kody, Day 2 of the Fire Mountain Ride, Jan 2013|
Some history, for the curious: Kaity and I have known each other since…errr…’97 or ’98? We used to both show our POAs, her in southern CA, me in AZ, and would see each other at larger regional shows. (Incidentally, her Sonny [now sadly deceased] and my Mimi are actually cousins.) She got into distance riding, first NATRC, then AERC, about a year or so before I did, and the same trend continued of usually getting to see each other once or twice a year at different rides.
I fly out on Tuesday. I have nothing packed. (Of course.) That will be my weekend project.
Same as last year, I will also be up there to represent Renegade and provide support for our riders. Looking forward to another great year, and as always, seeing old friends and making new ones!
More Tevis-related blogs to follow over the next few days, I’m sure!