I love drill team. When I first saw a drill team performance at the Equine Affaire in the late 1990s, I was enthralled. I had never seen anything like it. How wonderful it must be to be able to do this, I thought. Riding on a drill team went on my “Bucket List” right then and there. When my niece came to live with me in 2004, she had shown horses before, but she was looking for something different to do with horses. A drill team was taking applications. She was accepted, and for the next two years, she rode with the team and I was her ground person. It was even more exciting to be a part of it than it was to watch it. Then, in 2011, when the kids were finished with school and no longer needed the “Bank of Mom,” (or so I thought… Ha Ha), I saw an advertisement that a drill team was looking for riders. I applied, and to my surprise, I was accepted. I am now starting my tenth season, and, funny thing happens when you hang around too long – in the spring of 2019, again to my surprise, I became Captain. I am still in shock! I am still enthralled with drill team. I think I always will be. I love the practices. I love how a new drill at the beginning of the year seems so impossible, but with practice and tweaking, it becomes second nature. I love the performances. I love the parades. I love how the team is like family, always helping, always looking out for each other, and always trying to help each member be their best. My favorite performance is Kentucky Horse Park Breed Show. I simply love the atmosphere there. My favorite parade is the Delaware Parade, because it is totally about horses. That being said, I love all the performances and all the parades.