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The WoSJ guest blogger; Reed Kessler - considerably less exciting than yesterday!

Friday, 09 August 2013

Watching the ponies- they jump so much bigger here than in America.Today was considerably less exciting than yesterday! The first class wasn't until 1:30 so I had a slow morning sleeping in and then hitting the gym. Meredith was there too - strong tiny women were working hard this am! I headed out to ride around 10. All the horses were good and I decided to shock Henri by voluntarily surrendering my stirrups on Goose. 

First class was Soraya's speed derby. It was quite different with a bounce-bounce up the banks onto the hill over a vertical then down a hill - I thought it would cause some problems but pretty much everyone did it fine. I tried to go through the splash and caught Soraya by surprise and she did not want to go in so I tried to go as fast as I could to the option after and finished ok. I think in the end I was 11th but it was a bummer because I was really fast until then! Goose did the big speed and was also quite fast but with one down. I finished around 15th which I hope will be enough to qualify me for the grand prix as I'm not on the team this week! I will be cheering on Kent, Beezie, Mclain, and Katie tomorrow and I have the day off from showing! 

I'm so jealous of my parents staying so close to the show at the Four Seasons so as soon as I finished I went to their hotel and got room service! I'm quite close with my parents and sometimes the most fun nights are room service with them and a movie on a rainy night. Off to bed nice and early and ready to cheer the USA on tomorrow!

Reed

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