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whole family has sacrificed greatly to be able to help support her financially. Needing to leave the


country to train brought on a whole new set of challenges and associated expenses. I am fortunate in that in my profession [as a nurse] there is a never ending supply and demand problem. So I can work as many extra shifts as I can physically muster to help offset the cost. Her dad, her brother and I have all made a lot of sacrifices to enable her to do what she loves. She is very appreciative and understands how hard it has been. Her brother is probably the one who gave up the most, in that he gave up time with his mom who was always at work.” Olympic Games aside, Trish says


that her hopes for Stephanie are what they have always been for both her children: “That they find true happiness in life, that they remain healthy and when they reach middle age they are able to reflect back and have no regrets.” She also adds, “I have learned two important lessons in life as a mother: one, children are not ours to keep forever, and two, we don’t get to choose what path they pick. I hope I have prepared her to make


good, sound decisions in choosing that path, and along the way I hope she accomplishes the goals she has set out for herself.”


Stephanie acknowledges, “My mom


loves Ollie to little bits and pieces, and she finds it really difficult to be at home when we are out competing. She comes to all of my three-days and has turned into a pretty efficient groom over the years! My family’s support means the world to me.”


Looking Ahead While Stephanie says she does not really have time or money to have hobbies outside of horses, she does hope to add more stamps to her passport and see the world one day. If she had more spare time, she says


she would spend it doing other outdoor recreational things like boating or


skiing, but remarks, “I’m really lucky that I like what I do for work every day at the barn!” Undoubtedly there’s no stopping this determined,


talented 22 year old as she aims for the 2012 London Olympics.


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Photo by Amber Heintzberger


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