Yesterday I was planning to ride after work but the USEF Network was for the first time streaming the Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials worldwide and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to watch the cross country!
Unfortunately we had internet issues and we ended up having to watch most of it on my phone. It was still great though.
By the time it finished is was getting dark and riding was out.
Today being Sunday I finished work earlier and, as the showjumping started later than the cross country, I had time for a quick hack with Galahad.
We had a lovely time and I did get back in time for most of the showjumping. I didn’t just sit and watch it though – Galahad had almost torn one ear off of his fly mask so I was busy mending that.
The showjumping was so exciting – the scores of the top riders were incredibly close – and it was fantastic to watch. Obviously it helped a lot that Britain had Oliver Townend in very strong contention and eventually winning. He now has two legs of the Rolex Grand Slam and Badminton will be very exciting next weekend.