The thrill of eventing is an adrenaline rush I have never experienced before in my life. Setting the goal to become the very first Clydesdale to compete in a long format three-day event was easy to write down on paper but it has been a challenging two years of preparation.
The light at the end of the tunnel to Rebecca Farm is shining bright. Charlotte and I returned from Whidbey Island Horse Trials last weekend to finalize our plans for the journey to compete in the Novice Three-Day. We are finally on the last leg of the Road to Rebecca and becoming the very first Clydesdale to compete in a long format three-day event. There is no better place to make history than the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana.
Prepping for our road to Rebecca Farm has been busy indeed! Charlotte and I have kept up on our fitness plan, well actually she has kept up on it. I on the other hand have been slacking on my own personal fitness. It’s very difficult to find a place for myself on top of prepping, work, and family life.
My name is Cortney McDaniel, I am a 28-year-old 911 dispatcher for the North King County area in Washington state. We dispatch for six police agencies and 14 fire departments (56 fire stations). On average, we take about 700 calls a day. I started this career as a stepping stone to eventually become a police officer in the Seattle area and then becoming an officer on the equestrian mounted patrol division.