|Beautiful Day; Beautiful Setting|
|Front row parking|
|The crew at Fence 8|
|Harriet Upton gallops|
across the flat parkland
One lovely moment was when I got an email from BE at round about Fence 7. I was able to reply "on location, Somerley Park" which was kind of nice! Perhaps one day I'll be able to blog about the topic of our email correspondence. For now I'll leave it at when someone PMs you via Twitter and says "We need to talk" you know it is unlikely to be good news.
|WFP on CM not PH|
Having completed my circuit of the cross country course I visited the show jumping arena and videoed Novice rounds by Zara Phillips, Clare Chamberlayne, Jonelle Price, Izzy Taylor and Harry Dzenis. As I also saw all of these later on on the cross country I was able to use the combined show jumping and cross country action as Somerley Park teasers while I processed and uploaded the full videos across the Easter Weekend. The show jumping arena seemed to come in for some stick in some quarters but it looked OK to me, certainly better than Gatcombe had looked a few days earlier. Obviously looks can be deceptive and it's how it rides that counts.
|Somerley Park have Humberts as a principle sponsor|
Rupert Batting is kindly sponsored by Brinicombe Equine
|Well done! Big pats|
Luckily I had just videoed the last fence when the heavens opened and I took a dash to the car. The rain quickly subsided and the sun was back out by the time I had joined the queue through the woods to find my way back towards the A31 and home. So in conclusion a pleasing day, good setting, well run, excellent field and worth a visit.
Follow the link below to see all my Somerley Park videos.
Somerley Park Play List