Day 2 at NAJYRC started with me feeling significantly more well rested. Etoile arrived just before midnight the night before, on a different trailer than he left on. That’s a long story for another day. A quick run-down of my day as a groom of a 1 star rider… Hour by hour update as requested (you know who you are!!)
8am – arrive at Kentucky Horse Park and quickly feed Etoile his breakfast. Refill water buckets, muck stall, etc. We then hand walked/grazed for just over an hour. A quick jog and it seems Etoile was no worse for wear after his 22 hour trip down to Kentucky.
10am – after a quick stop at Walmart for forgotten supplies, it was off to pick up Oakhurst Farm coach Ruth Allum at the Lexington Airport.
11am – we got Etoile tacked up and he had a fantastic flat lesson with coach Ruth Allum. Team coach Peter Gray was not set to arrive until Wednesday morning.
12pm – Etoile is hosed off and put away. A quick stop for frozen yogourt and we were off to wait for in-barn inspections.
1pm – still waiting
2pm – still waiting
3pm – still waiting
4pm – in barn inspections are successfully complete and Ruth and I were back to Walmart for more forgotten supplies.
5pm – meeting and opening ceremonies
After opening ceremonies, we were all off to the beautiful Spy Coast Farms for a fantastic party. Mechanical bull, bouncy castles, snow cones, cotton candy and fantastic food and music.
I had a couple Internet issues, so look for Tuesday and Wednesday pictures on Facebook later tonight.
I will be sure to update again later… I’m very excited to check out all of the disciplines, especially the reining, endurance and vaulting as I rarely get to see them.