So today was my first day of lessons at Hippikos - Training Holidays]. They consisted of flat work (which involves jumping over here), dressage and jumping. I had a lovely Lusitano for dressage and I was very privileged to ride Radieuse for flat work and jumping. She is a fabulous big Portuguese Warmblood mare that a few years back was the Portuguese Champion and a Grand Prix Showjumper...she isn't usually used for lessons so no pressure!!!!
And now I can tell you what it was that having spoke to my wonderful sponsors, Shires Equestrian, a few weeks back that got me so excited!!! They flew over with us yesterday for a photo shoot for their 2015 catalogue. This is my third shoot with them this year so I am really looking forward to the catalogue coming out next year. I was delighted that they were able to come and we've had a fantastic day which involved around 10 changes of outfits!!! So fitting that in between three lessons has made it a very busy but fun and enjoyable day. The staff here at Hippikos have been wonderful in providing us with everything we needed to get the pictures. I'm now about to have another 5 course dinner having had a lovely breakfast and 3 course lunch. And I'm looking forward to day 2 of lessons with all the amazing instructors :-D