I am too stressed/worried/overwhelmed to go into details, but my dressage coach and dear friend Rachel is very sick. She collapsed at a team dinner she hosted for us at her house last night and is currently in stable but very serious condition at the hospital. Please keep her in your thoughts.
Rachel has been an unbelievable mentor to me over the past three years. She is the first person EVER who actually made me enjoy dressage, realize that it could be fun, and that I might actually be not terrible at it (she has still has to work pretty hard to convince me of that last one...!). When I came back to Stanford after my disastrous time off in the early months of 2010 she was the first person to dust me off and get me back on my feet and enjoying riding again. I owe so, so, so much to her and know that there's no way I'd be the rider I am today without her.
(Rachel with the Stanford Dressage Team at our first show of the year at Cal Poly a few weeks ago)