Illy and I at the Kentucky Horse Park in May

Illy and I at the Kentucky Horse Park in May

Hi Everyone!

⛄ ⛄ As 2015 gets closer,  I have realized what a year we have had! Iliado has grown so much, taught me a lot, and become probably the best friend and companion I have ever had. So, in honour of the incredible memories, connections and friendships I have made over the course of the 2014 show season, I thought I would share an alphabetical poem about my equestrian experience this year. This poem embodies the (most of the time) amazing experiences we have had, the qualities that Iliado embodies and everything I have learned over the course of this awesome year! I hope you enjoy! ⛄⛄

Also it was relatively difficult to rhyme everything so please don’t judge me – I tried! <3

A is for the amazing Andalusian he is

B is for the beloved character of his

C is for cantering left and right

D is for dancing the flamenco at night

E is for extensions, in canter and in trot

F is for the fancy moves that Illy’s got

Iliado and I during the team test at NAJYRC

Iliado and I during the team test at NAJYRC

G is for galloping wildly through the ring

H is for the half-passes and all those other things

I is for Iliado, my incredible boy

J is for being a junior, and all its joy

K is for Illy’s keenness and kindness at heart

L is for his lively canter departs

Iliado and I at the barn

Iliado and I at the barn

M is for the memories of 2014

N is for NAJYRC and how neat it has been

O is for all the opportunities

P is for perfection of the PREs

Q is for the qualities that all horses possess

R is for their respect, radiance and readiness

S is for shoulder-in down the long side

T is for tenacity, with which Illy has tried

U is for unity between rider and steed

V is for the vigour the horse had to succeed

Iliado and I at the Canadian National Youth Championships (Photo Credits to Dieter Busse)

Iliado and I at the Canadian National Youth Championships (Photo Credits to Dieter Busse)

W is for his wisdom and wholeheartedness and such

X is for xoxo because I love him so much

Y is for the awesome year he’s given me

Z is for the zealous competitor that is Illy

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all have an incredible holiday and a very happy 2015 filled with love, laughter, and of course, all things equine!!

Alex

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