The 2012 Olympics are only 2 weeks away!! And the fever is especially high for those of us lucky equestrians to call Ventura county home. That's right, my local community produced not one, but two of this year's Olympic equestrian competitors who will be representing the US at London this summer!
1. US Eventing team rider: Tiana Coudray, based out of Ojai (north Ventura county), aboard Ringwood Magister (barn name: Finn). http://tianacoudrayeventing.com
|Photo courtesy of USEA.|
2. US Dressage rider: Jan Ebeling, based out of Moorpark (Eastern side of Ventura county, where I keep Bohemian), aboard Rafalca. www.theacres.com/
|Photo credit: N. Jaffer of The Star-Ledger|
Ventura is located about half-way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and its a fabulous place to live and work and ride. It's no wonder some top athletes live and work in Ventura county. We have excellent weather year round (we're in the 70s here while the rest of the country is experiencing a major heat wave!). Even the furthest part of the county is less than an hour from the beach. Yay Olympics! Gonna be fun!!!