I am so excited to be sending this update, and even more excited to be here! Competition officially kicked off this afternoon with the first horse inspection, and all seven American horses jogged well. We will start with the first day of dressage tomorrow at 9:30, and our ride time is at 10am EST (3pm UK). Thanks to EN for the list of dressage ride times.
Belmont and Bucky made the final stretch of the Road to Burghley voyage yesterday, and arrived to the show grounds early yesterday evening. They have fully recovered from the trip over to England, and they looked quite fresh when they came off the truck. They are ready for the action!
Ditch & Wall BIG!!!
The show atmosphere seems slightly more relaxed here, with the majority of the horses arriving yesterday afternoon or early this morning. We had 88 horses present to the jogs today, which is quite a field! The competition this weekend will be even tougher than what we saw at Rolex! We had a chance to walk around the cross country today, and at first glance it looks ... HUGE ! I am eager to get out and walk it a few more times to make a plan for Saturday.
Stay tuned for our dressage rides Thursday and Friday!