Friday, 21 December 2012

Olympia 2012

I went to Olympia, the London International Horse Show, for the first time in two years and it was brilliant. I have really missed going! Unfortunately I didn't go and do any shopping but it was probably a good thing. I was also mainly there for the horses too, and there isn't anything I really need shopping.



There was the Mistletoe Stakes at first, followed by the dog agility,



then Jean Francois and the Shetland Pony Grand National.



After the interval, it was then the Puissance. We left soon after that though so my mum and I could rush home for the night!



Most of the Brisith Olympians were there and it was great seeing familiar faces in the arena! Once name I don't think I had heard of before though was a rider called Laura Renwick, who came second in the Stakes and the Puissance when she was up against Ben Maher.



Ben eventually won the Puissance round, leaping at 2 metres 15! Unfortunately, however, he just touched it and the wall came tumbling down.



What I loved the most though was probably the Barcelona Mounted Police. It felt really heart warming as, because I used to live there, I felt a connection of some sort!



They were all riding stunning andalusian stallions and they were so inspiring!



Their lovely display reminded me of why I love the Iberian breed so much. I can't wait until I visit the wonderful city again in January.



Clare

2 comments:

  1. Oh if I'd known you were there I'd have looked out for you on tv! XD

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    1. Haha! I am not entirely sure you would have seen me - when I watch it later on TV I will see if I can spot myself!

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