|Amy Tryon and Poggio II|
Eventer Amy Tryon was 42 when she slipped away in her sleep yesterday. That's my age. I've always enjoyed following Amy's career, and loved how she seemed like such a "regular" person, despite her success. Almost blue collar, if that makes sense. My Dad was a volunteer firefighter, so I could relate to that part of her life as well, and how could anyone fail to be moved by Poggio's story? Mountain trail horse to world class eventer? That's the stuff movies are made of. Add to that the devoted and supportive husband, firefighter and Team SmartPak blogger Greg Tryon, and well, it was a bit like a fairy tale. Isn't it odd why some people and their stories just seem to grip us? This was one of those for me. So very sad and sorry to hear of this loss.
|US Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe|
?!?!?!?! Has the horse world tilted on it's axis today?
Started sending thoughts skywards, asking the PowersThatBe to offer healing and solace to all those who need it right now. Hoping the fact that I was in a plane at this point and at 10,000 feet and climbing helped my messages get through.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. I gave my loved ones an extra hard hug when I got home last night, and am looking forward to seeing and hugging my mares tonight, and letting everyone know how blessed I am to have them in my life.
BTW, before I forget, thank YOU for being in my life.