Where You Lead I Will Follow (Virtually, of Course)

With lockdown rules being gradually eased, we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been getting back to running, but still remaining local, and observing social distancing. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be riding for a while though, even though some equestrian centres are starting to reopen with reduced services. That won’t stop me wearing equestrian clothing though – for today’s run I wore my Flexars, but I also love my Blackheart Equestrian clothing, and my HorseGloss jumper!

Dressage jumper

Events obviously remain cancelled, but the team at Royal Windsor Horse Show have put together a virtual show, and what a day it’s been at Virtual Windsor with the more traditional showing classes from Arabs and Cleveland Bays to brand new classes such as man’s two best friends – horses and dogs. Don’t forget that Virtual Windsor will be streamed live from 11:30 for the next four days, including the never before broadcast Pageant on Saturday evening, when you can join in the fun by hosting a watch-party on Facebook live from 7:30pm.

I’ve decided to write daily reports from the show, which I might email across to Southern Horse Magazine South East at the end of the week. Even if it’s not of any use to them, it’s good practice for me to write articles and reports, and I can hopefully share them on here instead.

I’m also working on a piece of experimental writing which is interesting. I mentioned in my previous post that I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls, and it was that which inspired this piece of writing, which is an exploration of sorts about feeling and emotion in literature and TV. Talking of which, I discovered today that one of my childhood favourites – The Pony Club Secrets – is being made into a TV series! Unfortunately filming has been put on hold due to the current situation, but once it resumes the show will be on CBBC, so I’ll be looking forward to watching that!

Jess

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