Some stress is good… right???

4 Aug

So today is the packing day for the show. Usually this is no big deal. At home most of the show stuff is already in the trailer and I know exactly what I have to pack. Here… not so much! Do we need buckets? What hay should I pack (since the normal bales obviously don’t come with)? How can I get everything washed beforehand?  I take for granted that all my show stuff (show sheen, baby oil, boot polish, rags, sugar, shampoo, etc) is just in the trailer and now I have to figure everything out again and the language difference is sometimes not so easy.  But I think we have everything under control. Dr. Moeller’s groom may be very annoyed with me but she is super helpful!

The vet comes this evening to get all the health papers for WakeUp’s trip back to the States in order. (We will leave Monday morning super early and arrive back in NYC Monday afternoon.) Tonight I have to pack up all my stuff from the hotel (a rather large chore) and get my luggage back to the barn.

Scott Hassler and his family, as well as Jennifer Keeler, came today. Scott seemed happy with the way WakeUp was going and said we definitely deserved and belonged here. He is a very calm personality and I appreciate having him here.

Tomorrow we leave!!!!! Everyone keeps asking if I am nervous/excited/scared. I am excited. I think this will be an amazing experience. I am not nervous (yet) because I can tell myself that WakeUp and I will be the same team before as after, no matter what. I am happy with the training we have done and know we both learned a lot. There have been so many positive things that have come out of this already that I am satisfied. Of course I am competitive and I want to do well! Of course I dream about putting in that perfect test and being able to remember every little tip everyone has given me as we go through the test.  However, I am happy and refuse to be nervous or scared.

Thanks everyone! I hope to be able to text updates to the wonderful Meghan and Beth at High Performance Equine so they can relay them to you as I don’t know what the internet access will be like. Wish me all the luck to kick butt and know that I am so grateful! Thank you!



8 Responses to “Some stress is good… right???”

  1. Bill Rawle August 4, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Emily, GOOD LUCK in your upcoming effort.
    We are so proud of YOU and WAKE UP.
    Glad Jana is there to see your quest.
    Click your heels together before you mount.

  2. Kathy O'Brien August 4, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    YOU GO GIRL! I am sure you and Wake Up will do the USA and KC proud. Good luck and enjoy the thrill of the experience. Many good thoughts are coming your way.


  3. Trish August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Good luck!

  4. Nina Fricke August 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Emily, We are all so proud of you and wish you all the best. What an experience for both you and WakeUp!

  5. Lisa Van Stratten August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Thanks so much for all the updates. I do hope your text updates will get posted as quickly as possible as I’m sure we are all waiting anxiously to find out how it goes. I just know you will do well. You are so ready for this moment. Enjoy it! We are already proud of you and are happy that you are able to have this experience. Kick butt and take names!

    • wendy costello August 5, 2010 at 7:09 am #

      Met you once a long time ago when you still had your lovely stallion. I am from Kansas City and think this is so wonderful for you to be going from the heart of our country! Best of luck to you. I am sure you are on your way now, but if you ever needed some insight into Verden, our Trainer JJ Tate has been there and would be able to give you encouragement! It is a wonderful experience.. and we just went to watch!
      Cheering you on!

      • Emily Wagner August 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

        Hey! Thank you! I did speak with JJ and she was wonderful to talk to! She was so positive and I really was glad to speak with her as I was preparing to head to Germany! Thank you for your thoughts! EMILY

  6. Martha Nowak August 5, 2010 at 7:48 am #


    Our hearts are with you. We are so proud to have you represent the U.S. Don’t be surprised if people look for your ruby slippers. Depending on your audience, the Land of Oz can sometimes get more recognition than KU. However, clicking your heels like Bill Rawle said above might just help this reality become a legend.

    Heart high, muscles relaxed in all the right places, brain clear and focused, head floating on a cushioned suspended spring all the way to your heels…I don’t know any other team like you guys! Go Wally Woo Farm! Go WakeUp! Go Emily! Go Jana! Have fun!!!

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