Yesterday I was fully intending to ride after work. The trouble was that the World Equestrian Games cross country was running and I really wanted to watch that…
The ponies did not get ridden because, well, they would be around today and the cross country would not.
The cross country was fantastic. The course was really interesting and I especially loved the water jumps featuring fountains and actual waterfalls. I think it’s safe to say that Galahad would not have liked them at all!
Of course, it was also great to see the British team doing so well – five clears, four within the time, is very impressive and it will make the show jumping phase extra exciting to watch tomorrow. I will certainly be doing my utmost to be at home to watch it.
It has been wonderful being able to watch the dressage too and two bronze medals is a great achievement. It is just a shame that Florence has forced the cancellation of the freestyle – always my favourite part. I am looking forward to the rest of the games though, especially the driving marathon which I love.
As there was no eventing or dressage today due to the hurricane I did get out for a hack with Galahad this evening. We had a lovely time riding through a fine drizzle which was very refreshing. A wonderful way to end the day.