A visit to the horses

A few weeks ago during drinks at a pop-up painting event at the Trafalgar Hotel, I was invited to the Royal Windsor Horse Show. If you’ve know me for more than five minutes, you’ll know I am obsessed with All Things Horses (and have been since I was little), and my fondest wish is to build a house on 30 acres and have 2-3 horses {my daughter would add chickens, pigs, and sheep as well. we’ve it all mapped out on our imaginary ranch}


Chick in her element on Chocolate

So an equestrian competition in Windsor? Yes, Please. Right. Up. My. Alley. Years and years and years ago, when I lived in Berwyn, PA (ritzy Philadelphia suburb where I was a nanny), a friend and I were supposed to go to the Devon Horse Show but she ended up not being able to drive down from North Jersey in time and we never made it. Boo. The event I like the most is jumping.

Back in Seattle I was taking English lessons and was nowhere near being able to jump (it was hard enough posting while doing a figure of eight at a trot).


It was a pretty exciting show even though we only made it to two events, the amateur jumping in the morning and the hunt relay (which was really intense with horses jumping when they weren’t supposed to, refusals at jumps and one rider who even came off).

The weather was gorgeous and we got very lucky because the opening day (Wednesday) was actually cancelled due to flooding. It did throw me for sticking to my 10×10 Capsule Challenge as I had overlooked the horse show (and another event today at the Groucho Club) so I did make a wardrobe substitution for Thursday. {skinny jeans, knee high boots, silk ruffle blouse and linen blazer}

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The hunt relay was definitely something I’d never seen before (and since I was the only one of the group who was familiar with horses, it was fun to see how others reacted to the jumps and see how excited they were watching).



I will definitely be going next year, and as we learned from some ladies sitting behind us, you can bring in a hamper of food. They had a lovely selection of fruit, quiche and wine. That’s doing the Royal Windsor Horse Show in style!


Loved this horse, so beautiful 


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