Hello Beautiful Friends!
How was your weekend?
Here in Wellington, it was action-packed this past week/weekend. That is coming from me…I wasn’t even showing. I was riding at home in the mornings and going to watch the various happenings for the rest of the day. It really struck me while watching the Great Charity Challenge on Saturday night and I realized that several riders had completely NAILED the whole juggling act. They were in the 10 AM Grand Prix at Global, the Palm Beach Masters Net Jets Classic over at Deeridge in the afternoon, and then bells on in the evening in costume at WEF showing up for a cause in the Great Charity Challenge! 3 venues and a very long day for them, no doubt.
Backing the timeline up a bit, there was an International Hunter Derby on Friday afternoon at WEF in the International ring. It is a pleasure to watch so many beautiful quality hunters and top riders. Mindful, ridden by Jennifer Hannan, took the win after a gorgeous round in the “Hunt and Go” format. Much like past derbies I’ve watched in the International ring, the range of scoring between judges on the same horse was confusing at times. I’m not sure how they can be so far off from one another?! That is hunters! We all have our own ideas on just how that should look!