Monday, September 2, 2013


I need assistance.

And I has news.

BIG news.

Its the coolest most bestest thing that has happened to me yet and I'm esplodies all over with all the excitement.

I'm moving to Florida.


Jacksonville, Florida

Where there are horses. and eventing. and beaches. and sun. and horses. and showing. and sun. and beaches.

The two best things about Jacksonville?

Voldosta is less than 2 hours (1.55) away. Stacey and Klein mare and le Moch live there and I WILL be trailering to ride with them and such. Often.

Ocala is just over 2 hours (2.13). OCALA bitches. OCALAAAA LA LA LA!!! The eventing epicenter of Florida. The O'Conners farm is close-ish. There are tons of trainers less than two hours away from where I will be living and OH EM GEE ALL THE EXCITES I CANT CONTAIN THYSELF

I've been holding in the news for a while because I wasn't quite sure what was happening until recently, but we just bought plane tickets to go visit apartments and barns for mid October.

Having a little bit if a hard time finding eventing barns in Jacksonville. Apparently everyone is a Hunter Jumper, but I've found 2 barns that cater to eventing and H/J and two barns that are exclusively H/J but am hoping they won't mind an eventer n the mix.

Not partial to associating myself with the hunter princesses since they can be catty and judgmental but I'd rather explore my options than write off a nice barn with good care simply because they are hunters.

I Loathe boarding in general but Jacksonville is not a farm community and I don' think we can afford to rent a farmette at the moment.

So. Preese, if anyone knows anyone that events in Jacksonville, I need assistance finding a barn.

Right now I am too excited and overwhelmed with planning to type much more, but that is the gist of the excitement.



  1. Best of all..NO SNOW!

    Good luck! Very excited for you. Hopefully this means you found an awesome job down there.

  2. No clue about barns down there, but ZOMG HOW EXCITING!!!!

  3. Unfortunately, I'm no help, but wow, how exciting!

  4. I think the video clips truly make this post. Congratulations!

  5. Exciting!!! Sounds like a super fun adventure and lots of sweet things horse wise!!!

  6. Yup, us Hunter girls be beyotches. Watch out and have fun!

  7. Very fun!

    It does seem that most of the problems that eventers have with hunters are because the eventers think the hunters are mean without giving them a chance. But who knows. Sounds like a blast!

  8. I mean...I showed h nters for seven years. Its not just an assumption based off nothing, its an opinion based off experience.

  9. Hi Monica! This is the first time I have left a comment. I live in Columbia and stumbled across your blog because I was looking for shows and events in the area. I keep my two horses at another barn in town. I lived in Florida for 11 years including in Jacksonville and Ocala. You will not believe how horsey Ocala is. The feed stores have more tack than you can imagine. If you want a trailer, there are 6 or 7 dealerships in one area. It is amazing to live there. Look up Marcea Funk immediately. She is in the Jax area and the best trainer you will find in that area. You pronounce her name Marcy. It is hot, but from October to May when you are still schooling cross country and the shows are every weekend, you forget how bad the summer is quickly. I would go back in a heartbeat if I didn't love my job so much. Good luck to you. Kristen

  10. I officially hate you lol! I would kill to be able to move to Florida. I love it there! I am very happy and excited for you! I can't wait!!


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