DAY Five -

I spent the summer of 1980 in Ireland running a riding school. While there, among other duties I was in charge of getting a 3 yr old home-bred mare, “Jubilee” ready for in-hand competition at the prestigious Dublin International Horse Show at the end of the summer.

Lisderg House where I worked for the summer.

Jubilee in her home pasture 

She loved being a show horse! Her owner, Mr Griffith, at the big Dublin Show

It was a full class, and in the end, “Jubilee” won the prize of first place! I’ll never forget Mr Griffith, who was a very reserved man, kissing my hand and telling me that it was because of all my work that he was able to fulfill the dream of a lifetime - he had never been to this show before.

Yay - Jubilee! 
Sadly, the following February, Mr Griffith had a heart attack and died at the age of 54. I have always felt so honored that I was able to help him reach his dream, the summer I was in Ireland.

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