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The WoSJ guest blogger; Reed Kessler - the day started out not as expected!

Thursday, 08 August 2013

Too funny not to share...Well today started out definitely not as we all expected! At 5 am the fire alarm went off and everyone evacuated the hotel. As everyone on my floor seemed quite urgent I immediately threw on a sweatshirt and sneakers and rushed downstairs to realize upon arrival that I was wearing kind of a small nighty... We waited outside for 45 minutes and I saw that many people took the time to do their hair, put on a full outfit, a jacket, etc and I looked like a little chihuahua shivering in my pajamas and being made fun of! I wasn't sure if I should share the pics Sophie and the boys took but I have a pretty good sense of humor and honestly it's just too funny not to share! After 45 mins they let us back in- it turned out that their was a small explosion with Robert Splaine's mini fridge. Must be some kind of new tactic to wear out the the other nations!

Missing my angel!Naturally we all started riding pretty early as no one could get back to sleep. After I flatted everybody, I headed over to the Alessandro Albanese stand. Alessandro had some really lovely new stuff and I was quite a happy girl to get a bag full of goodies- what a great sponsor! He also had some big posters of the shoot I did for him in florida so that was cool to see!

Soraya was super in the first class! She finished 8th and jumped really beautifully as she hasn't done anything since Chantilly. Cylana was great in the big class and her silly rider had a time fault! Hopefully I'll still be able to qualify for the grand prix as I'm the alternate for the team this week. Looking forward to cheering on the team on Friday!

When we finished at the show we went to a big team dinner at an American-Irish restaurant organized by Robin Parksy. It was lovely- she is always putting together such great dinners and parties for us and it is really kind of her! After being awake since 5 am I'm totally beaten and heading to bed! Soraya does the speed derby tomorrow and Goose does the ranking speed! XX


Pictures from the Alessandro Albanese stand here in Dublin!

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