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DNB Member Living the Dream in Sunshine State

DNB member, Vivian Demerchant is spending her second winter in Florida, training and competing her gelding Keiren at fourth level. DNB caught up with her to see what she has accomplished so far this winter!

A message from Vivian:
I am so lucky to be here in Florida training each day with Betsy Steiner! Betsy is a great coach; she is so encouraging and patient and sets a great example with her own riding. I have already competed in a schooling show at Fourth Level, and have plans to compete in a National show at the end of February. Each day I get to watch Grand Prix level horses training! Every second week there is a CDI nearby, complete with Freestyles on Friday night. It is really awesome! One of the best rides I have seen was Kathleen Raine riding her horse Breanna in the Grand Prix Special! Saturday nights there is always a jumper class under the lights to watch! Many of the top riders compete. I also was able to watch the Eventing Showcase last week, and this week, the American team practice for the Challenge of the Americas.

A big thanks goes out to Vivian for updating us on her accomplishments and goals for the rest of her winter in Florida!