Alicia’s new horse, thanks to everyone who helped her so generously with the fundraiser.

say hello to Sidetrack

Howdy everyone this is Alicia Eaves. I wanted to say thank you so much to all those who participated in the fundraiser for my new horse that my dad put together for me. I really appreciate it so much. Well, it paid off and on early Wednesday morning at 1 am my new horse Sidetrack arrived to her new home with me 🙂 I was so excited I could hardly wait to see her and meet her! The minute she jumped out of the trailer and looked at me with her big beautiful eyes I knew she was the one for me to start another journey with and a new friend. My mom, Tara,  found her on the internet. I know I couldn’t have found a better horse if she didn’t help me with everything. Sidetrack traveled all the way from Texas to get here in California 🙂

Because of our rainy weather, I had to wait a day before I got to ride her and I wasn’t disappointed. She has energy and spirit which I love so much! After spending some time on her, I found that she knows how to spin and sidepass. I have never had a horse that knew how to do that so I am so excited! She loves barrels and it’s a real blast doing the course on her back. She just has the need for speed and shows it when she turns the barrels 🙂 I couldn’t be happier with Sidetrack. She’s loving and comes right up to me and she loves to have her back and neck rubbed and scratched. Its so cute 🙂

After loosing Kiowa, I didn’t think any horse would make me as happy as Kiowa did. She was my baby and I will never forget her because she is in my heart always and is running beside me when I race. She made me the cowgirl I am today. Having Sidetrack home and knowing she is mine is just so mind blowing. Riding her has given me that happiness back that I never thought I would have with another horse. She’s somethin’ special and I couldn’t have done any of this without the help from the fundraiser. Thank you so much for helping me find my new horse who will bring me to a whole new level of competition. She brings me to a new chapter in my life that I am so excited to begin.

Cowgirl Up

~ Alicia~

Howdy all and I wanted to also say thanks for all of the generous offers to Alicia’s fundraiser. Because of everyone’s donations Alicia collected a little over two thousand dollars and my wife Tara helped her to secure the rest of the money needed. All of this has made for a wonderful Christmas for her and especially so because of all these gifts from the heart. All the notes and prayers where so kind throughout all off these hard times and they came from people from all over the globe. what a rich a nd wonderful world we live in and it goes to show that no matter where you are from or live, love and kindness shine as an international virtue. Thanks again to all,  Merry Christmas and have a blessed holiday and new years.

God Bless

John, Tara, Alicia, Olivia, carlene, and Alyna

Alicia and Sidetrack

Sidetrack arrived Wednesday morning at about 1 AM, and here is the first time that we got to see her in the daylight. She so loves to have her neck rubbed.

rounding the arena - Sidetrack came with a lot of training in all the events that Alicia competes in making it an extra special horse that she can get right on and ride and not have to spend years training her from scratch.

After much begging Alicia finally let her sister Olivia ride her new horse. HAAA!

19 Responses to “Alicia’s new horse, thanks to everyone who helped her so generously with the fundraiser.”

  1. 1 Denise Angle
    December 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I was just curious…do you think Sidetrack gets confused seeing both you girls together? Like she landed in the Twilight Zone or something?! lol Anyhow, congratulations on your new horse–she’s beautiful. May you two have a long and happy journey together, Alicia.

  2. 2 deg
    December 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Alright! Congrats to you Alicia, and all the Eaves gang on the way-early morning arrival of their new family member, Sidetrack! Yea!

    peace & bananas | deg

    Ps. I’m coming out there to live ‘n’ work, bro, left you a VM yesterday. Call me. 😉

  3. 5 Matt Boardman
    December 23, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Awesome news! Congrats Alicia! Sidetrack is a beautiful horse! She looks strong coming around those barrels! Way cool name too. Please keep us updated on how the two of you do in your competitions!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Eaves family! Thanks so much for sharing your lives with us!

  4. 6 Buckaroohawk
    December 24, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Now that’s what I call a Christmas present! Not just for Alicia because she’s found a new partner and friend, but for all of us because we get to see Alicia tall in the saddle once again.

    Sidetrack is a beautiful horse. I know they’ll make an unbeatable team and my wife, Julie, and I are honored that we could help bring them together.

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family, John, and to all those who visits here. Be safe, warm, and well everyone!

  5. 7 Suricata
    December 24, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Thats one beautiful horse.

    Glad the fundraiser helped. 🙂

    Merry christmas to the Eaves family, as well as my fellow blog community that frequent here! 😉

  6. 8 evil_genius_180
    December 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    It’s great that your daughter got her horse. It’s always nice to see true joy on a child’s face and that’s what we see in those pics. 🙂

    Happy holidays to you and your family, John, and to everyone else here, no matter which holiday you celebrate.

  7. 9 Richard Knapp
    December 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Alicia – congratulations! Sidetrack is a beautiful horse and you look great together.

    From the Knapp Family to the Eaves Family, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!

    Take care,

  8. 10 Sarvek
    December 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Congratulations. 🙂 🙂 I want to wish all the best for the Hollidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God Bless you all. 🙂 🙂

  9. December 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats on the new horse…..looks like a beauty!

  10. December 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Looking at these pictures is like a Christmas gift!

    Merry Christmas to the Eaves family!

  11. 13 the bluesman
    December 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Alicia, Merry Christmas! I am glad the fundraiser was a success and I could help out in some small way.

    Sidetrack looks like a fine horse. I’m sure you two will have many adventures and victories in the future.

  12. 14 Barrie Suddery
    December 25, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Congratulations Alicia! Looks like a fine horse indeed!

  13. 15 Carlos Bernal
    December 25, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Is beautiful see a wonder horse with wonders gilrs, God is Good.

  14. 16 Rob Young
    December 26, 2010 at 10:37 am


    That’s so wonderful. What a beauty. Congratulations and Merry Christmas !!

  15. 17 Clint Hanna
    December 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Alright! A Texas horse!

    Happy New Year!

  16. 18 Jedman67
    December 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Happy holidays to the Eaves family! Alicia, don’t stop ridin’! You and Sidetrack look really great together, she’s a fine horse!


  17. 19 James H.
    January 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    This is wonderful news! She’s a beautiful horse.

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