Thursday, 17 July 2008

Capel Manor

We spent last weekend at Capel Manor, North London, surounded by beautiful gardens - you wouldn't have thought the M25 was so close! We were doing another two day solo show for Oakleighs, so it was Rebecca, Ronan, Tim, Tinker and I for the weekend. Having just done the four day duo at the Royal, a two day solo semed like an absolute breeze! All the shows went really well apart from some slight technical hitchs with the music and mics - we seem to be cursed with this at the moment!

On Saturday night we were lucky enough to be entertained by Stevo. Normally a childrens entertainer at the shows he also does exceptional up close magic, with some amazing card tricks - no matter how closely we watched him we couldn't work out how he does it! We also had some lodgers in the tent for the weekend - Stevo's magic rabbits, Merlin and Mysti! The horses were quite bemused by them at first, especially when we started feeding them their carrots!

On the Sunday we went for a wander around all the beautiful gardens, and managed to get lost in the maze! We eventually found the middle but then had to try and work out how to get out again! We finally made it back to the showground in time to see the Wagtail Agility Group, those dogs can really shift! My favourite was Blaze whose best party trick is to catch eight hoops in one go!

We're off to Hartpury College on Saturday night for a Gala Dressage Evening, we're going to be performing our brand new Super-Duo. It's a combination of all the best bits of the two separate duo shows, so fingers crossed we don't get confused and everything runs smoothly!

I'll let you know how it goes!

Rosie xx

1 comment:

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