The Dressage horses arrived today direct from Aachen, Germany. Orion, Gran Gesto and Pop Art all stepped off the horse van looking super. 2 teams here and 1 more to go….the Jumpers who are scheduled to arrive August 4th. I don’t have any direct experience in flying horses, so it always amazes me at how well horses travel by air and step out with an expression on their face which seems to say “ok, so what’s next?”
The dressage team is almost complete, with everyone here except for Leslie Reid who arrives tomorrow. The barn is quickly becoming completely painted with red everywhere since Team Canada takes up more than 1/2 of the aisle with Russia and Belarus taking up the remaining stalls. It sure is pretty cool walking into the barn and seeing the maple leaf everywhere.
The venue is definitely becoming busier as it starts to fill up with horses, athletes and support staff. I have to admit that it’s pretty fun for me to see some of the ‘big names’ up close and personal, including Monica Theodorescu who walked past on Whisper. Can’t wait to see Mark Todd do his cross-country thing.