Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The A Team does Poetry Night

After a successful IEA Hunt Seat Nationals, Ashley Wilson and I stayed in West Palm Beach for some much needed beach time.

On our last night there, we found ourselves at a poetry reading put on by a group called the Hippocrene Society.

The audience members were invited to write a poem on the spot and submit it for review by group leaders, after which a winner was chosen.

As my blog readers know, the A Team is always up for a new challenge, so we gave it a go. 

Without further adieu, here is our poem:

By: Ashley Wilson & Amanda Garner

At night when I close my eyes
Drifting toward the sunrise

The hectic stress of the day slowly fades away
And the music begins to play

I'm riding through my dreams
Riding and playing, rhythm of riding
Riding is what I do


Like a shock through my body
I stretch up, my back aches

Inside leg to outside hand!
Half halt and look up!

I'm back again, but can't wake up
The rhythm consumes me

Keep the rhythm!

I am keeping the rhythm...

Now relax and breathe

I'm breathing...

Lift your eye
Close your hip and follow

I'm following...

Now up and over and back around

I'm riding through dreams
Riding and playing, rhythm of riding

Riding is what we do

Amanda Garner is an Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), and Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA) steward, schooling show judge, head coach of the University of North Georgia IHSA Equestrian Team, and owner of Epiphany Farm, LLC in Dahlonega, Georgia. She is also a member of the IEA Board of Directors and the author of "A Parent's Guide to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association."

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Thanks!  --Amanda

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