JB Calypso has returned to Burton stables! As many of you will know the 9yo, gelding, Calypso was already here in England teaching William Fox Pitt a few things. Because I have been short on work in the UK, the Townsends have very generously given the ride back to me. Thank you very much Alex, Carolyn and Tony, I will be doing my best on him and I’m looking forward to having another 3*** horse to ride.
Getting ready for our first competition at Purston this coming weekend. Underdiscussion and Kinordy Rivaldo are the first 2 off the ranks, just doing an Open Novice class and they will be running slowly XC for their introduction to British Eventing. First we have a squad School this Friday and Saturday with Aussie coaches Prue and Rod Brown teaching show jumping. It will be nice to see some friendly Australians again.
Went to watch Salperton on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day and the green grounds are just magnificent, of course in front of a huge house that looks like it’s from the film Pride and Prejudice. Saw a lot of people I knew and watched Clarke (sheepy) Johnston ride his horses. And walked the beautifully built course with Al and Derek. This was enough to fire any eventing enthusiast up. But it has to be said I am really chomping at the bit now and can’t wait to get my super team of horses out there.