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Boon Ocean Blue & Kris Blacklock, Prairie du Sac WI

Embrace the unexpected. Things we never saw coming are taking us to places we never imagined we would go. Who knew that after acquiring a first horse at age 45…then at age 57, beginning from the ground up, starting training ‘Ocean’, a 15 month now age 61 embarking on a working equitation journey together competing in our first live national championship show? Yep….Boon Ocean Blue, after a year of training, the now 5 year old blue roan Quarter Horse mare earned qualifying scores and we’ve accepted the Confederation for Working Equitation’s invitation to participate in their 1st National Working Equitation Show October 19-21, 2018 at the magnificent show facility Haras Hacienda in Magnolia TX. The travel logistics alone have been a bit daunting. It’s our longest journey ever. Hubby Dale will haul us 1,200 miles from Wisconsin to Texas with a midway rest stop layover. Our goal is to use this first experience as an opportunity to evaluate our training. Ride every stride! Bottom line...Continue to have FUN, learn, laugh, grow and enjoy lifelong partnership, horsemanship and sportsmanship!

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