Sunday, May 13, 2012
something different: horse show
This weekend there was an international horse show close to my hometown. I've never quite understood the fascination about horses - I'm more of a cat lady ;)
But my friend Julia(aka 'Julchen') asked(begged?) me to accompany her and it wasn't expensive so I agreed to go. Oh man, if I had known how dangerous it looks if those horses jump just about two meters away from you. It didn't look like a very healthy sport in my opinion - neither for the horse nor the rider. But it was quite fun to watch all those rich people. Hah. We got lost on our way in and ended up in the VIP area. Whoops. Let me tell you, dirty riding boots and a Burberry jacket don't go well together. Just saying...
Unfortunately, it started to rain when we wanted to go to the little market right next to the arena to get something to eat and take a look around. There were plants, some crafty stuff and lots of food for sale but we decided to go home because rain + crowded places = no fun.
Anyway, it was awesome to see how many famous riders from all over the world came to the small village right next to my hometown to see/participate in a horse show! It was good to have a horse expert right next to me who explained the rules and the atmosphere in the arena was fantastic. If you get the chance to see a horse show... I'd definitely encourage you to go, even if it's just to see people wearing ridiculously expensive clothes yet driving 20 year old cars and wearing dirty boots.