A Perspective of Hope for Equestrians
These are unsettling, frightening, unchartered times for each of us. But while facing the unknown, we as equestrians can stay rooted in a few traits that are foundational and universal among this strong group.
Above all, we are Perseverant.
Who else picks themselves up off the ground and gets back on, always?
We are Hopeful.
Eyes forward. Ride on.
The next try will be better. And, if it isn't try once more.
We are Passionate and Committed.
We brave all types of storms and challenges to continue to care for those we love.
We may fall, we may cry, shout out in anger, but then we march on and do what is required of us.
We are inventive and creative problem solvers.
We find solutions to challenges and the unexpected every single day.
These traits are what we admire about all of you, each of us.
It is scary, challenging and daunting to face the unknown and make the unprecedented sacrifices thrust upon us during this crisis.
As equestrians we got this. We can get through. The very traits we embody as equestrians are what will get us through these challenging times.
Hold steadfast to the fact that this too shall pass.
We will eventually return to horse showing and enjoying the sport and people we love.
And, no doubt, we will have an even greater appreciation for all of it, the highs and the lows.
As uncomfortable and unwelcome as they are, challenges are presented to make us better. This one will be no different. Grab onto this time to do the things we never seemed to make the time for before. Come out of this better than before in your spirit, in your skills, in your resolve.
Know that we are thinking of you. We hold you in our thoughts and hearts. We miss you dearly and can't wait to see you again.
Brighter days will come, and we will see you at the rings once again.
Blessings and Peace from all of us at Horse Show Ventures & Pensacola Hunter Jumper Association