|Belynda Bond on Benny|
|Asbury Way (Woody)|
This year, however, there were significant new additions to our winter circuit group. These included my puppy, Abbie...
and Judy's new groom, Tracey.Tracey was an aspiring professional rider with a talented, grey Thoroughbred jumper...
|Homeward Bound (Homer)|
Tracey and I were roughly the same age and had both worked on the circuit for several years. We knew each other enough to say hello, but we didn't run in the same circles and had never really spent time together. Prior to HITS, one my friend, Ron, expressed concern about our plans to share a hotel room.
"Tracey's a party girl," he warned me. "I don't know if it's going to work out."
I am really, really not a party girl, so I shared his doubts.
Fortunately, we were both wrong.
Right from the start, Tracey and I got along like a house on fire. We spent most of our free time together, including one memorable overnight trip to Tampa.And even though I'm really not a party girl, I kept up just fine, thank you very much.
Of course, it wasn't all exhibitor parties and tequila shots. I still did all my usual Ocala things like visiting with my friend, Cathy...
I also took...
|Vicky Miller on Catch a Wave|
|Aaron Vale on Mafito|
|Harold Chopping on ??|