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[RC] A special thanks to Heidi Helly... Mentor success story and recommendation! - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Deborah Leone deborahleone@xxxxxxxxxxx or 

Anyone looking for a great person to help you get started in endurance or want 
to move to the next level?
I recommend and offer a heart felt thanks to Heidi Helly of the PS Region for a 
safe and sane introduction to the endurance world.  Besides being a very 
conscientious horsewomen, she made every aspect of conditioning, ride 
preparation and actually participating in the rides a fun and memorable 
experience.  I felt honored to have the opportunity to ride her "Veteran's" 
while I was figuring out all the nuances and strategies of getting myself and 
my equine partner through to a completion.  She and best friend/riding 
partner,Terri Egan let
me tag along on conditioning rides, my first LD, my first multi-day, my first 
65, my first 50...all riding Heidi's "Cadillac" horses to successful 
completions!  Heidi helped me find a wonderful horse of my own and coached me 
through his conditioning and his first 50 with a successful completion
on a very tough ride.  I have since purchased a second horse, a decked out 
trailer (Thanks to Shel and Lisa Schneider!!!) and am riding the Color 
Country's Multi-day in Southern Utah.  The best part is I've been able to pass 
along the wealth of knowledge Heidi beat into me to several of my FIVE 
daughters and am sponsoring my 10 year old in her first LD.  This will be
my first ride without Heidi and I feel like a fledgling venturing out on my 
own...but I learned from the best and feel well prepared.  Wish me luck!
Thanks Heidi...I couldn't have done it without you!!!

Deborah J Leone

===========================================================Far back, far back 
in our dark soul the horse prances... The horse, the
horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action...
~  DH Lawrence

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