Hovis is jumping with excitement as it gets closer to Your Horse Live this weekend. Here he tells us all about the incredible auction and the rumour circulating about his star studded appearance.
So it’s nearly here! Party time!
Don’t forget to bring your wallets for all the shopping (including buying my books) and not least to support the charity auction happening on both Saturday and Sunday at 12.30pm in the Bailey’s Equine Learning Zone area. Hosted by the wonderful Geoff Billington this is for the amazing Wilberry the Wonder Pony charity set up by the awe inspiring Hannah Francis, where you can bid on things “money just can’t buy” – and yes that does include me! For a considerable bid (because I am SO worth it) you guys can have the dream of every event rider in the country – to ride ME. Seriously peeps for a riding experience like nothing you have ever had there is simply no price tag
For a list of the prizes then go to www.yourhorselive.co.uk/willberry-auction , get involved and be as generous as you can. It’s for an amazing cause and let’s help Hannah carry on her work to kick cancers butt.
So in other news there’s been huge amount of speculation as to what I might be doing in the BETA arena following my last post. With the mighty Viagra retiring it’s only natural that many of you have suggested that Charlotte What-is-with the-name-that-sounds-French-for-something-in-a-garden will be road testing me for the next Olympics and you were all scarily excited at the thought. Which tells me one thing...
You people don’t know me at all.
I HATE stressage. To me flatwork is the bit between two fences. Lateral work is a fancy name for cutting the angle over fences to thrash the poncy looking Warmblood that looked at my feathers dismissively in the collecting ring. Tempi is the bit where I am raring to go in the cross-country box and Aunty Becky is insistent that we have to wait to be told to GO! Half pass is the move designed to help me avoid scary looking fillers at the last minute and shoulder in is only ever useful for avoiding the driving rain when trying to see the actual fence during a typical British downpour.
I’m sorry Charlotte, I know this has got to be deeply disappointing but the only way I do stressage is if it comes before cross country and show jumping.
So think about it. I’m a man’s man. I’m from the north. I’m witty and endlessly charming. I LOVE to jump. THINK about it. And I’ll see you all there...