A summer visit to Hickstead
Up until my teens, horses were a dominating and extremely important part of my life… I never stopped loving them, or loving riding; I just reached the point in my riding life where I needed my own horse. After a period of bullying at the stables, and rather lacking in funds for my own equine bestie, I decided to stop my weekly lessons and give up my pony-on-loan for “normal” teenage escapades… or rather, more hobbity adventures. But the less said about that the better…
Yesterday a friend secured us free tickets for Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show! I used to go every year with Mutti and my Granny, so I couldn’t wait to introduce Busby to the wonderful world of showjumping!
We had a great day at the show; we had a picnic, we did some shopping and we even enjoyed a glass of Pimms in the sunshine! The children loved exploring and watching the horses; Busby said “more please” every time a horse jumped over the fence next to us.
Busby and her co-conspirator “H” spent rather a long time attempting to break into the main arena, and were a hilarious double act all day! At times it seemed like they had their own secret language; we’d love to know what they get up to at Nursery…
Busby did manage to get into the arena, but I swiftly pulled her out and endured a delightful toddler meltdown for ruining her adventure! I’m such a mean Mama sometimes…!
I think we’ll have to get her on a pony soon!