Monday, January 3, 2011
New Year, New Possibilities!
Well, the big news right now in the U.S. eventing world is that Phillip Dutton and Bobby Costello have applied jointly for the positions of U.S. eventing team coach and chef d'equipe. What a fabulous pair! With experience, knowledge, connections, intelligence, communication savvy, and loads of well-earned respect, these two are already existing strengths on the American scene and have opened the door for some exciting potential with this announcement. What strikes me more than the unbelievable qualifications that make them excellent candidates for leading our team is the concept that they are clearly individuals who do not want to sit by and ask for change while not taking action themselves. What stronger message of "we need change now" could there be than for them to forfeit their own chances for international glory by standing up to lead others on to it in the future? Very commendable on both their parts, and very exciting (on my part) as a member of the U.S. eventing community!