This spring has been a busy one with Springston Trophy so quickly after returning from the World Equestrian Games. That was soon followed by the South Island Three Day event, and then it is onto the Show Jumping Canterbury's event over Labour Weekend, the Amberley Show (not doing equestrian there) and then a bit of a break.
November I have decided to head to Adelaide to enjoy the Australian Three Day Event, which is a four-star class and has many New Zealanders competing so it will be good to cover that, and I have always enjoyed this event. With the changes being introduced by the FEI, it could be that this is the last four-star event in Australia / New Zealand.
There will be no trip to Puhinui this year, but instead I will be doing the Christmas Cracker show jumping event at McLeans Island. There's also a gypsy cob event to cover in December.
In amongst all the equestrian activities, I am also enjoying a corporate communications role in Christchurch three days a week. Not only is the work interesting, but it is a good time to see the city develop - hence the photo of the Ōtākaro garden development alongside the Avon River in central Christchurch which I was involved in photographing recently.
So life is busy, but life is good!