#1 here. This is one of those rare occasions when I diverge from the gang altogether to share something wonderful with you. The main reason why I went on my overnight trip to the Salon du Cheval, the big horse show in Paris, last week was to see a dear friend from Italy, Simonetta Ferrarin, who works magic with her seven-year old Percheron stallion, J'Adore.
Just look at the two of them:
Simonetta is a real inspiration. She tells me that, as a four year old, J'Adore was even naughtier than Vidock! If Vidock can do half of what J'Adore does now when he is the same age, I shall be over the moon.
Aside from the daily presentations in the ring, Simonetta and J'Adore also took part in a gala show on several evenings, together with many of Italy's most famous equestrian artists:
A truly wondrous experience!
Now, today is the day when I go off to the king's castle… The king of a country beginning with…M!