I’m Shari Parys from Gretna, Nebraska, and I’m excited to rejoin the Distance Derby for another go in 2013!
While my main partner, Mika, and I did not reach our final mileage milestone in the 2012 Derby, we did achieve many successes. The miles spent competing in CTR or camping with friends, or on our own enjoying beautiful trails or working on skills in the arena, all added up to a great year and awesome memories and achievements.
While Mika (14yo Foxtrotter) will again be my main mount, I will also share miles with Wiley (15yo Paint) and Lucy (8yo 1/2 Arab). Though my initial goal last year was to just make it to the top half of the leader board, we were blessed with more riding than usual and ended in the Top 20. I stopped short when December hit and instead threw my time into an extra job to save up for a stellar 2013, which will involve much more riding, hauling, competing, camping, and time spent on the trail with my good horses and great friends!
2012 / 684.20 Miles / 18th Place