I won a contest! A big one!
During the Olympics, Bit of Britain hosted a contest to try to predict the medalists of the different equestrian disciplines. I didn't think much about it, but on the closing day for guesses my roommate Leslie convinced me to take a try. I only did eventing, put my guesses in, and promptly forgot about it.
...Until mid-August, when I got a text from a friend congratulating me for winning! It turns out that eventing was the only discipline where there were multiple people with equally correct guesses, so it came down to pulling a name out of a hat.
(One of those pieces of paper has my name on it! From the Bit of Britain Facebook page)
(A swanky Equifit half pad that I've been lusting over for a looooong time - so fancy! Ky approves)
(An awesome Rambo blanket! Ringo approves, though he looks a little shifty in this photo)
(A cute Kerrits jacket that I haven't worn yet but that looks great - I also got some Kerrits breeches that I've been wearing CONSTANTLY because they're soooo comfortable, but I didn't get a picture because they were disgustingly dirty by the time I thought about doing so)
(Awesome fancy-stitched bridle!)
(A big tub of Cavalor goodies!)
So thank you, Bit of Britain!! I'm so thrilled, and I'm already putting almost everything to immediate good use. As a currently unemployed recent college graduate, getting a major boon like this really, really means a lot.
In other news, both the ponies are doing well and I'm getting excited to have my first lesson since August on Tuesday. I'm getting really pumped for the winter training season - bring it on!