May 31st, 2016
Tattersalls International Horse Trials
All the preparations are complete, the cameras are cleaned, the batteries are charged and my bags are packed ready for 5 days in Ireland supporting sponsored rider Charlotte Agnew.
It will be a weekend of mixed emotions for me as I will be missing the Fort William World Cup, only the second time I will have missed it . It will also be Steve Peats last WC on home soils as he retires from the international stage. I can still remember racing against him, Warner, McRoy and Plunket years ago so I know it will be a very emotionally charged day. I will still be keeping an eye on the WC despite being in Ireland but I am really excited about supporting Charlotte as she has an amazing passion for her horses and the sport .
The ferry is 4am tomorrow morning which should allow me to be on site by 8.30 am. Just enough time to get a fresh cup of coffee and get my bearings before the dressage where Charlotte is competing in the CCI* with Condar L 2