Thursday August 23 2012
We're on the grounds of the World Endurance Championship in England: Euston Park, near Newmarket, homeland of English Thoroughbred racing. The USA Team is staying on the grounds of Shadwell stud owned by Shaikh Hamdan. Spectacular place. The team looks happy and relaxed and the horses look great!
Tonight was the Opening Ceremonies - dancers, fire, fireworks, and dancing horses! The best part about this whole thing is reuniting with friends from around the world that I've gotten to spend time with over the years and whom I love dearly.
Here are a few shots from the day. Vetting in is tomorrow, and the race is Saturday so… more to come!
Up top is USA's Becky Hart and No Repeat.
This is USA's John Crandell's Heraldic.
The horses and riders will pass by this castle/abbey on two of the loops.
The Opening Ceremonies!