As we enter a new decade, I thought it would be fun to propose a challenge to you all! Let’s see ONE horsey picture for each of the last ten years. For me, this challenge was two fold in 2010… I apparently HAVE NO pictures of horses taken and shared somewhere digitally. In 2019… my greatest challenge was picking just one!


Sadly… no pictures or meida saved for this year. Ugh. Instead, here’s a pic of a horse I rode around that time and throughout the late 2000s!


Uh again… I failed a bit here. But I have a ton of REALLY SUB-PAR video. ENJOY!


Whew… finally have some appropriate media here, since, in 2012, I graduate college and bought a horse! Who knew having a gray would be so brutal. This is the only photo I have of him that year.


We started showing! It was a mostly frustrating process with him, but he was still the absolute cutest.


We moved to an eventer barn, which I had been hoping would be a better fit for both of us. Initially, it seemed like it was going to make a huge difference.


In 2015, it became apparent that both of us were miserable. Winston found a new home (who found him an EVEN BETTER HOME), and I got Ms. May!


May and I hit our groove pretty quickly in 2016, and we entered our first couple of BN events! Buuuut in the fall we moved to KY.


2017 feels like the lost year of riding to me. Due to my job at the time and getting married in the summer, May was mostly on the back burner. Good thing she was perfectly happy with that.


We moved to a new barn and reentered the show ring! This is when it started to really be fun again, and I got the itch to show more.


And here we are today. Back at BN and better then ever in a barn we love and a coach who is fully invested in our success! (and wearing a tutu)

Photo courtesy of Xpress Foto

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. roamingridersite

    I love this!!! I’m going to participate for sure. I didn’t realize you have had May for so long. What a wonderful partnership you two have

  2. Emily - May As Well Event

    Yes you need to!! It’ll be five years with May in May 😊😊😊

  3. Nadia

    Oh this is super fun! I love seeing all the old pics. I wonder if I can find any from so long ago, lol

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      It was so much harder than I thought! I have a lot from the early 2000s and then late 2010s but nearly nothing during those college years.

  4. Brianna

    This is a fun idea!! I will participate too! 😊

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Yes please do! I think it will be awesome to see everyone’s pics

  5. Amanda

    Ooo this is a good one!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      I bet you have some good ones!!!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Yay!!!!! Finally!!!! 😊😊😊😊

  6. lauracoburn1111

    Great idea for a blog post! I love seeing pics from the past. πŸ™‚ I will participate too, once I dig up some pics.

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Yes definitely do!! I think it’ll be fun to see everyone throughout the decade.

  7. Stacie Seidman

    Great idea for a hop! I may be late to the party but will try and play along.
    So much can change in 10 years, and I’m so glad this decade brought you and May together (and also pink tutus)!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Posts are just rolling in today, so you definitely arent late to this party!! In this decade, I feel like I grew 10 years older in body and 10 years younger in spirit hahahaha.

  8. the_everything_pony

    This is great. I love this! I’ll have to get in on it too! So much can change in 10 years; it’s crazy to look back and see all that’s happened!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      So much can happen. Emily of 10 years ago definitely didn’t know that her year would end with a dream XC trip around the KY horse park!!

  9. Rhiannon F

    I love this blog hop! I’m going to have to go digging for pictures when I get home tonight. Cheers to 2020 and a new decade!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Yes! Please do! I can’t wait to see all of them.

  10. Liz

    Love this! I’m definitely jumping on board with this. And glad so many jumped on board because my feedly stopped updating your feed (not that I’ve been a very present blogger this month either to notice until now…), so now I have your new URL added. =)

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Ugh That feedly change was a killer for sure! Glad you caught up! Hopefully this blog hop gives people some content for the holiday and helps people find us again. Can’t wait to see your post!

  11. KC Scott

    Totally stole this for content πŸ˜‰ Love love love the last picture-tutu power!

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Yes! So happy you are joining in. We all need content at this time of year. πŸ˜‰

    1. Emily - May As Well Event

      Awesome! Thanks for the link. Super excited to check out your photos!

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