Emma (Emma Weinert O’Rourke) was in the driver’s seat with the horse trailer to Burbank yesterday. Thank you Emma!!! She had her 2 lovely FEI horses (Velvet and Zindan) and Lance on board. Ivars and I drove in my truck with as much hay as Eddie (Eduardo Garcia, Steffen’s groom and the best groom in the country!!!) could jam into the box. Yeah one ton truck!!!
The trip north from Del Mar to Burbank was brutal. It’s about 180 km and takes normally about 2 1/2 hrs. We were on the road for 3 1/2 hours. Lots of stop and go on the freeway and lots of just stop.
Ivars and I first stopped at Pannikin before getting on the freeway (great tea, great coffee and most importantly…great gluten free muffins to take to the show for the weekend!!!). As we could travel in the HOV lane on the I 5, we caught up and passed the Emma, Lindsey and the horses.
Emma Weinert O’Rourke and Lindsey Stroh, two wonderful Grand Prix riders, both Shannon Peters’ students, one Canadian, one Australian, travelling together, hauling their precious Grand Prix horses to a show in California…priceless. Talent, knowledge and horses all in one rig. ❤
So everyone travelled well and settled comfortably into the show grounds.
Lance and Lindsey’s lesson, that afternoon, with Shannon was super.
Today is show day. Lance and Lindsey’s Grand Prix ride time is at 11:56. Emma and Velvet’s are at 11:38.
Off to make a cup of tea (and a gluten free Pannikin muffin!!!) and then head to the show grounds…