Since hearing the exciting news in July that Imperial Cavalier (Archie) and I had been selected for the Worlds we have been very busy preparing. How time flies! I have just found out that Archie has arrived safely in America. We took the horses to Belgium on Tuesday to fly to America, the reason they travel a couple of days before us is they have to stay in quarantine at the airport for 42 hours before they travel to Kentucky Horse Park.
I will be flying from London tomorrow with the rest of the team; Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt, Piggy French, Pippa Funnell and Nicola Wilson. We are already looking forward to seeing the horses when we arrive. My groom Jodie is very excited for her first trip abroad with the team and I cannot wait for the event to begin.
The competition will be starting next Thursday with two days of dressage followed by cross country on Saturday and show jumping on Sunday. Fingers crossed.