|Otis having a well-deserved rest and snack!|
I must admit that I am over the moon about the decision that was made yesterday.
I am honored that I have been picked with Otis Barbotiere to represent the US in London in a few weeks. I believe the selectors have picked the right horse for this particular event; Otis is the strongest show jumper of the three, and I believe that has made the difference.
I would like to send out a special thanks to the Otis Syndicate for giving me the opportunity to ride such an awesome athlete. They have been very supporting and encouraging throughout the challenges that have been put in front of us. I would especially like to thank Steve Blauner, who dug deep to finance this horse while I sold the shares.
There have been so many people who have helped me get to this position that it would be impossible to list them all. However I would like to mention that I would not have even come close without my wife Silva or my Mum and Dad. Yesterday was a tough day with the announcement being the on the anniversary of my father's death, as well as Silva's Dad's birthday. It would have been great for Rossco and Christoph to be around for this.
I believe that it is important for us to understand that NOW it begins. The goal was not to just make the team, but to produce a remarkable performance when it matters, so that we can go to London and surprise the world!