I found Manni, Kalele (working LA Saddlerey booth), Laurierace, mbd and a a few others and we talked and hung for awhile. The tickets today allowed you to see anything all day. You DO need a ticket to get in the trade show.
I saw some of the jumpers and all of the dressage. Flirt and Undercover looked great. Fleetwood looked fabulous. It was nice to see Verdades in person. He seemed a bit tight, but OK. Legolas didn’t look bad, but still not looking as good as other behind except in piaffe/passage. Valegro looked great. It was REALLY interesting that Isabel and El Santo warmed up at the same time and she pretty much kept getting right into Charlotte’s space, and Charlotte kept doing her own thing and ignoring her.
Both horses were sporting tan pads and leg wraps as well as some of the other horses–must be the hot thing in Europe. Charlotte was sporting glossy brown boots. I notice a lot of super glossy black boots, too. And I think everyone was wearing a helmet.
It was cool to see Rosamunde in person. VERY impressive. We also got to see a preview of the quadrille.
We saw Laura Verdades and Debbie McDonald this morning out by the stables walking in. I should have gotten stopped them for some interview time then.
It’s clear today, but still windy and chillier than expected. The flight in won’t be as bad as yesterday. It’s too cold in the T @ M for my taste, so dressing in pants and a sweater is more comfortable.