This was one of the saddest times of my life. My trainer and life long friend, Elizabeth Solters, passed away. She had been battling cancer for the past two years. The hole it has left in mine and my family’s life is immense. It’s hard to imagine the future with out her. I am truly grateful for the time I had with her and for all that I learned from her over the past sixteen years. She was an amazing rider! She competed right up to the last six weeks of her life and even then still was giving me advice on what to do next. When Big Boy and I competed for the first time as a team at the Fall Classic I felt she was right there with me, still telling what was good about the ride and what I needed to work on. Love you, miss you, Elizabeth.
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