When the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder, it can get tougher to get out to the barn to ride your horse, whether it be because the weather is crummy or you're lacking the motivation to leave the warmth of the indoors. Former USEA President and rider and trainer Carol Kozlowski provided her best advice on how to keep your spirits up during the winter months.
Last winter, the organizers of the Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club Horse Trials made the decision last winter to offer a Modified division at our event in August. We run a small event and knew entries would be limited but felt that the quality of what we offer, combined with the novelty of being the first to do so in Area I, made it an attractive prospect.
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite speeches at this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Carol Kozlowski, incoming VP of Safety, Board of Governors member, longtime rider and trainer, and recipient of a Governor’s Cup trophy for her dedication to the sport, spoke of some of the important issues and mindsets facing our sport today, which I think many of you will take to heart.