Tuesday, July 3, 2012

James' Road to the Olympics!!

Downs Equestrian Center
James is living a fabulous adventure on his road to the Olympics!!  I just received a note from Jessica that they were in good hands with James Luck (horse transporter extraordinaire) and they sent photos of  their accommodations at Downs Equestrian Center (home of international event rider, Alberto (Albee) Guigni.  The yard is located in the heart of Wiltshire, near Lambourn.
Ben's Stall is Second on Left!
"We arrived yesterday at Hartpury! 

Ben looks great and the rest of the Irish Team arrived shortly after we did yesterday. We rode this morning and  the jog is this afternoon! This is the picture of the outdoor competition arenas! We will be riding out here tomorrow and in the main Indoor arena on Friday for the Freestyle!!

It was such fun seeing so many of our friends!! The Canadian Olympic Team is here and Robert Dover is helping with the coaching! The British Olympic Team is here as a warmup for the Olympic Games and I always love seeing Carl Hester!!!

In the Para division there are about 39 riders, but 20 of them are British! The Irish have their team plus two alternates.  The weather is cold and rainy not at all the way it is at home!"

Jessica has promised to keep up with the photos and reports from the UK, so we can continue to follow James' progress.  Good luck James!!

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