Hellomylivia did an awesome blog on what she would do if she was suddenly and unimaginably RICH. Go check it out first, then come back. It’s pure gold. Of course, that means it now needs to be a blog hop.
So what would I do if I was suddenly gifted with an UNIMAGINABLE amount of money?… First of all, I work in finance, I have a degree in finance, I would have to build some kind of reasonable plan for most of the money. Ideally, something safe that generates at least 3% a year to pay for our expenses and gift to charities.
However, this blog hop isn’t about the rational things you would do. It would be about the other things. Let’s start with real estate first.
I would buy this farm. Dream Farm and convince my trainer to move her operation there… Hey Girl – If I win the lottery 😉
- 41 Acres
- 9 European Style Stalls (it would need more)
- Large Indoor Arena with viewing room and sound system
- Massive outdoor
- round pen
- Barn that features
- living room
- dining room
- full bath
- etc etc etc
- The house is also nice…
- Fields would need to be segmented a bit more, and I would like to add run-ins to a couple, but nbd if budget is no issue.
A trailer and a new truck for the hubs would definitely be in the cards too. He can literally pick out whatever truck he wants. I know he has a wish list for that somewhere… as long as it can tow my trailer… and is white because it has to match the Jeep.
AND MY TRAILER: A brand new, 4 star, 2 horse with front walkout and a full dressing room. Gooseneck and quiet ride equipped. Don’t ask me why this is what I want. It just is, okay? (It will also need cameras like Amanda has because those are pretty awesome.) Husband will be responsible for all towing. Thanks in advance.
I would also need a second horse. A total packer. How about this lady? Probably a mare. Something over the age of 10, not larger than 16.2, with a strong record at Training level. (time faults are totally cool. I like going too slow).
As for competing my packer, I would love to do a Novice 3-day, go to Aiken, and qualify and attend AEC’s. I think… although, sometimes I just get burned out competing. Maybe I wouldn’t if I hired a super-groom. Either way, I want showing to be super low stress and fun.
I also have a weird dream of wanting to be an owner at KY3DE so… NT – You also get a horse. Something that is going at least Prelim, so we have some sense as to its real ability to be a 4* horse. Shopping as an owner with practically no budget would also be a ton of fun. Like who cares how much I lose vetting each horse… or how much we spend traveling. It will be just for fun.
May’s life wouldn’t change overly much. She would probably get more of the finer things in life, as in weekly message and such. I might transition her into a fox hunt horse, as she really thinks the other stuff is stupid, and I think she would be awesome in the field.
I wouldn’t buy the young prospect. I would just keep buying wonderful, older packers and then retire them on my farm until the end of my days. Has the husband turned pale and sweaty reading this yet? How about this – total cost for all these things that I want to buy?
- Dream Farm: $2M
- New Horse: $30K+
- Upper Level Horse: $80K+
- Trailer: ~$30K
- Updates to Dream Farm: $200K?
- Truck: $80K
Total (without competing/fox hunting/horse shopping costs): nearly $3M
Ha…. hahaha. No way. How it would actually happen?
- build a house on some acreage. Continue boarding May
- MAYBE buy a second horse
- Husband still gets the truck
- Used trailer without the +1 and quiet ride
- No sponsoring Upper Level Horse
What about you? What is on your “only in my wildest dreams” list?