A BIG THANK YOU to all who have contributed! I have not yet met my fundraising goal, but I wanted to give an update on what I have achieved thus far, thanks to your help! For those of you that are interested, you can still contribute!
I only had Stiletto for a short time before he went back to Alabama to fulfill his breeding contracts, so I skipped 4th level and went right to Prix St George; where I was able to fulfill the PSG scores I needed for myn USDF Silver medal in ONE show!
After that I started working on my GOLD and was able to achieve the Intermediare 1 scores with him that I needed for my USDF Gold medal in ONE show! Now all that is needed is my Grand Prix scores. I also bought a beautiful Navy blue shad belly!
I was able to compete Preston for the first time in 4 or 5 years, and he thought it was a little unfair for me to take him out 4th level, which is what we were schooling at home, but it was honestly a bit of a stretch... I was able to get one of the 4th level scores I needed for my silver, but now I am afraid that Preston did not have a good time at the last show, and I am going to back him off to 3rd level, which he will easily be able to accomplish. After winning his confidence back, I will take him out 4th level again - aiming for my final score for my silver.
So my immediate fundraising needs are to show Preston at least 2-3 more times as well as get the coaching I need to get him there. This involves lesson fees, travel fees, show fees, and a hotel for each weekend away.
Long term goals include obtaining a horse to do the Grand Prix with. This could be a lease on a horse already doing Grand Prix, buying a prospect to later resell, or importing a horse as an investment.
Thank you all for the time you have spent reading