Today I was in the stable around half past seven and did the usual things that I do every morning on shows - feeding, mucking, taking off the bandages, getting the horses fresh water and so on. But I can tell you that this morning didn´t started as good as yesterday - I woke up by the rain, it was pouring down! When the horses had got their morning attention I went for breakfast.
After breakfast I managed to walk all horses while it just rained a little so that was good at least. Mario came to ride Little Pezi and after that it was the first class for the day. Quin Air started in the accumulation class and had the joker down, but otherwise he jumped really well and he seemed to like the new bit that we tried out today.
Horses was already waiting for their lunch when we got back so when I was done with Quin Air I feed the horses and then myself.
When I was making Little Pezi ready for his class the rain was pouring down but we had an amazing luck with the weather so when we walked out it almost stopped raining and when we were done and back in the stable it started to rain so hard so they had to make a pause in the class. Little Pezi had two down - the a and b element in the combination. Guess he was thinking of something else in that moment, probably about that a king actually needs a crown.
The plan was that Mario would work Que Pasa for a bit, but it rained so much so it was no point. She had to wait for her class instead and when that class started it stopped raining and we could with a lot of imagination see the sun! Que Pasa did the Youngster class and was really good - ended up second.
Now I have this amazingly fun job left - to get the things clean from the clay.... I have been living in my purple rubber boots today and I am so thankful that I always have them handy in the lorry. And once again I am lucky, my boxes are dry. Some of the other stables is totally under water, but the organization is doing everything they can. They are trying to pump the water away from the stables and the rest of the area. Luckily the show is on sand and not on grass!
I hope that the German Eurosport will show Global Champions Tour tonight so I can relax in front of a telly and another show :-)
Will be back tomorrow!
Best wishes, Sara.