We have been to a show, I've seen the Prince, seen the Cathedral, been to the Coronation Cup.....and been to Harrods! It's been a busy week.
I took Whitman to a small show close by and rode through the Grand Prix test. It is my first time competing him. He started out a little distracted and tense but he continued to refocus and relax. We scored a 66 percent and won the class! It had some really nice moments and some things to improve. But I am so happy with our initial outing. Cinco wanted to come, too, but we are not quite ready. There has been some big changes in him this week and although he feels super I need a little time to get used to this new feeling. There are shows ever week so there will be other opportunities.
I also went to the Coronation Cup. This is a polo match which was sponsored by Audi. Ashley Holzer, who has been my trainer since 2007, was here for the match and invited me to join. Prince Charles was also there!!!!! Being in Wellington, I get to see some really high-goal players. It is truly remarkable what this people can do with a stick and ball...... Oh, then add full gallops to that equation.
I have never been to London before and spent the entire day walking around the city. I saw the changing of the guards which was so special. I also visited Westminster Cathedral, Picadilly Circus, Hyde Park and, of course, Harrods. What a beautiful city. It was such a treat to see the sights that I have heard about for so long.
My time with Kyra and Richard is going so fast. I fear there isn't enough time to learn everything that I need to learn and not fast enough because I want to get to the other side of the learning process. So now it's time to get back to work. I continue to work on the changes to my position that Richard has made. Although it is becoming more comfortable. The horses are in great health for this I am grateful. We are headed in the right direction!!