I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. For Ruth and I it was nice to have a break for a few days and enjoy normal things! Quite often my job is so intense that you get stuck in your own bubble and lose sight of what's going on around you.
I have a busy show jumping schedule planned for the first quarter of 2013 starting next week in Abu Dhabi and doing four shows in total in the United Arab Emirates. Then I go to Wellington, Florida for 7 weeks of shows.
I have a few exciting new additions to my horsepower which I will put on the site shortly. Walk tall being one of them. He seems a lovely horse with a great record and won the Queen’s Cup in Hickstead, England this year. He is by Kannon out of a Clover Hill dam, so Florida should help us get to know each other and set us up well for bigger things in the summer.
2012 was a tremendous year for me that I will never forget. So many people supported me in one way or another to get back on that podium in London and claim Ireland's first ever equestrian medal and to all of you I'm extremely grateful. I wish everyone good health and happiness for 2013.