Saturday evening already.
I’m off to bed – that doesn’t make me a lightweight at 21.30, it means I have to be up at 04.30 because I need to leave the yard by 06.00 with Vin in the lorry and everything neatly packed for a one day event at Stafford.
We drove up and walked the track this afternoon, it looks absolutely brilliant.
Apart from two changes of rein the show jumping is very well set out. The cross country looks just a little short of absolutely bloody perfect.
Let’s hope Vin and I remember to ride as we rode for Mandy last Sunday!
Before we drove up I took the lorry down to the filling station and tanked up ready for the trip to Stafford and back.
On the way back to the yard I got involved in a head-on collision – I wasn’t involved in the crash, it happened just in front of me. But there’s a story to be told there.
Perhaps I’ll blog it during the week, perhaps I’ll mention it on the podcast.
And on that front, the podcast will be late I’m afraid. There aren’t enough hours in the day today.
Back at the yard I schooled Vin and then cleaned tack and then picked up Soph and drove to Stafford.
Bit of a trip but as I’ve mentioned we have to leave the yard at 06.00 tomorrow just to be there in time to check in and start warming up for our dressage.
If I wanted to walk the course tomorrow we’d have to leave around 05.40 – and that’s just stupid.
Hence the trip to Stafford today.
Love the cross country fences!
They’re up to maximum height but properly designed, seriously well built and they look an absolute joy to jump.
The going is just slightly on the firm side of soft which, for Vin, is again close to absolute perfection.
We stopped for a meal on the way back and once home I showered, got things ready for the morning and we ahem, spent a couple of hours enjoying each others company.
And now it’s bedtime – because of that bloody early start.
Normal internet service will be resumed tomorrow afternoon, once we’re all back from Stafford Horse Trials, safe and sound.