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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 ...
... own food. Perfect! We got to see heaps of famous tourist attractions in our week in Paris: the Eiffel Tower, which we climbed and had a glass of champagne at the top (thanks Suz for the Christmas present!), the Louvre (huge! The Mona Lisa was so small but crowds were so big!), the Arc de Triomphe, the Saint Chapelle, Norte Dame Cathedral and we went out for the day to the palace of Versailles. We also were lucky to be in Paris the same time as our friends Damo ...
Ok so im caving to the pressure and starting a blog. You can thank Diz for the idea!!! So ive been here 3 weeks out of a total of 12 (im glad i looked because i thought i had been here 4 weeks!!! well i dont mind being here for an extra week!!). I guess ill put my facebook updates on here aswell, so it has the whole story. Ill keep this one short, just so i make sure this is all working. Anyway to set the scene; the sun is out, the sky is blue and its ...