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Happy New Year!

As the new year is among us, I would like to share some of the many exciting things that are in the works for me.  I have had a great few weeks at home (and at the barn), but it is time to get back to work!

This weekend,  I head back to McMaster. But first is the OCEA Clinic at Pickering Horse Centre.  I am very excited to be participating in this brilliant clinic on Saturday with clinician Gary Yaghdijan. I have shown at Pickering Horse Centre many times and also shown against Gary's students in the past. I am excited to ride a fun jumper mare named Altaira in the clinic with six other Open OCEA riders.

On the 7th, classes start back up. I have 6 classes this semester and a shockingly calm timetable. I am excited to have these six classes with six great professors and with my stellar classmates. I continue to be enchanted by the Integrated Business and Humanities program and all that they offer us. I will be taking courses in Canadian Business History, Business Ethics, Managerial Accounting, Talent Management, Operations Management and Career Development. I have no idea what course I am most excited for!

Mixed in with the school year is a number of DeGroote seminars, networking events and conferences. Perhaps the one that excites me most is McMaster Model UN. I am eager to participate again at MACMUN as the Russian Federation. It always makes it extra exciting!

As far as summer shows go, I am eager to compete for another year with SJD Equestrian. We have some big and promising plans that will start with our annual Winter Schooling day at Kings Grant Farm in Caledon. We are so lucky to be able to school at such a magnificent facility that is owned and managed by a great group of ladies.

Finally, Jive has a fun year planned for Flyball and hopefully some frisbee. I am hoping to steal Hold Em from part of the summer to work a bit on his agility training, but we will see how hectic the summer becomes!

I would talk about how thrilled I am to start the third year in the Fall and how excited I am for my electives, but let's get through this term first!

Happy New Year all! All the best in 2019!

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