We had a great trip in Magna Racino, Austria for two weeks (see recent news) and it's nice to return home for a few days. Ruth and I enjoyed sitting outside the last two nights, enjoying the fine weather while having a barbecue! Lord Sebastian Coe came to the Mansion House on Tuesday for a special lunch to present Olympic pins to the medal winners from London 2012. It was a lovely occasion with a small number of people and I believe we are the only country except the host nation that Lord Coe came to for this purpose, which makes it all the more special. I think I might pin it onto my riding jacket to bring me luck and keep me safe!
Today I travel to the RDS young horse qualifier in Athenry, Galway to look for some potential superstars of the future. Over the weekend I will start to build up the horses again for the global tour in Wiesbaden (17 – 20 May) where I take Cooper and Unique.
Chat soon, Best wishes,