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Travel Blogs from Barbizon
The Fences auction was awesome!! Kate and I were treated to
some VIP attention thanks to Eric. There were 5 course meals and as much wine and
champagne as we could drink - safe to
say I went home jolly every night.There were so many nice horses and Kate was
ticking the pages of each horse she liked - there were a lot of ticks!! Top price was 62k
which was a 3 year old filly by Baloubet du Rouet out of a Clinton mare and the
top foal ...
So I’ve had my debut show in Europe. Just a small one at a
place called Liverdy two Fridays ago. I
had the ride on 2 horses; Tetiahora and Unieme. Tetiahora (the challenge) was
awesome at her first show, giving the 90cm and 1m courses plenty of air! Unieme
was also clear in her 1m and 1.10m (she has a few brothers and sisters jumping
1.50m which makes her very exciting!!)
I had my second show just this past Friday, riding 4 this
I arrived safely in France on 8th August then negotiated my path through the French train Network to get to the lovely little village of Barbizon - my highly anticipated new home for the next 3 months.... and it was straight into it, getting to ride 4 horses that very afternoon.I timed my sleep on the plane well and didn't suffer jet lag this time which was an added bonus!!
The stable where I am is "Les Ecuries du ...
... 251;lée. Yummy! The food through out Europe is ridiculously expensive. French onion soup is 9 Euros, which is about $13 Canadian. The hardest part of eating is finding something good and affordable. Paris is a beautiful city and all the people walking hand in hand makes me miss doing the same at home. I love seeing everything with my mom, but a romantic park and your mother don't really go together. We are both missing our men back home and can't wait to hug and kiss ...
... and chocolate elsewhere, well, you realise you probably didn't need to go to Brussels. It certainly won't be making my list of Top Ten Places To Visit In Europe. If you do go, though, you should check out the Comic walk around the city. They have at least thirty sites of famous Belgian comics painted on the sides of buildings. That's a bit fun, right? On to Paris, where we spent four hours on a bus that smelt like wee. (You're detecting a theme from this blog post, ...