Early planning allows for the exploration of possibilities and the cultivation of a collective understanding of the future direction of the business. It is a time of reflection and anticipation, a period that allows for addressing potential challenges and embracing the opportunities that lie ahead. However, the path of succession is not without its hurdles. It demands delicate conversations, vulnerability, and a willingness to embrace change. Finding a suitable successor who possesses not only the necessary skills but also a genuine love for the equestrian world is a pursuit filled with emotions. It is about identifying someone who carries the flame of passion, who understands the deep connection between horse and rider, and who is committed to upholding the values that have shaped the brand, the company or both. By investing in their development through personalized training, mentorship, and exposing them to the diverse facets of the business, we strive to empower the next generation of leaders.