Hi! Today was my last day at the British Open and although I haven’t been as successful as I hoped at the Show I have really enjoyed my time here. The new venue is great and the visitors have been really brilliant.
Earlier today Kanselier and I were unlucky and had one fence down in the BSJA Winter Premier Grand Prix final. We finished 8th in the end. I went clear with Desdemona in the British Open Speed Stakes which I am really pleased about because we have gelled a bit more.
As I wasn’t competing in the British Open Championship final I had a chance to relax and watch a bit more of the Show. Tim and I enjoyed a lovely lunch in VIP hospitality which is definitely the best way to see the Show. It was so nice to be able to enjoy the entertainment this way and not have to think about competing – although of course I was disappointed that I wasn’t in the final round.
I was asked to present the Champions buckle to the barrel racing winner which was fun and Tim and I got to choose best playing pony for the arena polo final. We both thought Philip Baker’s horse Lagrima was fast and responsive so Tim awarded him with the Best Playing Pony award. I thought the final of the arena polo was really exciting and definitely something I would like to watch more of in the future. I also met all the members of the Pony Club display team today. They were all really sweet! It was so nice to be able to say hello to them all and encourage them with their riding.The Championship was a great class. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and I am really pleased for Jessica. She rode superbly all week and really deserved the title.
Well I am heading home now. I hope you have enjoyed reading about my experience at the British Open.