My goal for the next 3 years is to gain substantial amounts of experience and knowledge that I can continue to pass on and share with future students and clients here in the states. My eventual goal is to have a farm located in the US that offers sales, teaching, training, and breeding of the Icelandic horse as well as to continue to competitively represent the USA on an international scale. I feel taking Mári to the World Championships would be an incredible step in the direction of those goals.
The challenge is that I do not currently have the funds to cover the expense of the trip to Holland for Mári and myself. A budget of $20,000 has been developed and it has become clear that without the support of the Icelandic horse community and other sponsors I will not be able to attend. Currently, I have raised $9,500 for the event from various very generous sponsors. As of now, I have until the 4th of July to confirm my participation in the World Championships. I would be very grateful if you would consider supporting Mári and I so we can represent the U.S.A. whether it be with a monetary donation or some other in-kind contribution.
It would be an honor to do the best to show the world how far competitive riding and training has come in the US.