Last night (28th January 2012) was the 2011/12 Event Riders Association Ball.
The venue was Headley Stud, Newbury(ish).
The physical location was the heavily converted indoor arena.
The great and good of the Eventing world were present.
The host (Jules Stiller) and the team of organisers seized every single stop that was capable of being pulled out, and pulled them all out to maximum effect.
The setting was absolutely stunning.
The organisation (from the security through to the table service) was amazing.
And the entertainments were 99.95% awesome.
The live band could have been better, but that’s the only slightly negative comment I could make. The trouble is, when there’s a music journalist (me) at the Ball, I’m just going to notice a little detail like that.
The entire evening/night/morning was a stunning tribute to a team of people who put massive amounts of effort in to making the evening work.
And it really did work.
There are a few (discrete) pictures below but as far as a description of what went on, or what was involved, this is all you’re going to get.
I am the soul of discretion.
The usual rules apply re the photos. Click on an image once, let it load, click on it again and you’ll get the full-size picture.
I am already looking forward to the 2012/13 Event Riders Association Ball!