On the 5th of December the Guru & I had a very early start - the TGV train left Luxembourg at 6.10am to arrive in Paris shortly after 8am. The amazingly generous @EquestrianTrend (you should all check out her fab blog - although it should come with a shopping warning...she finds & shares the coolest products!) offered me two free passes to the Salon de Cheval in Paris!
I shall hopefully keep this post word-light & photo heavy. It was an amazing day trip, as we caught the 19.40 train back to Luxembourg - we were home for 10pm.
Talk about Legendary!!!
There were also plenty crazy boot options on display!
|These were in a revolving glass case|
While on the subject of boots - I also came across this funky product to protect your boots made from rubber. I didn't go up to the stand, but it would seem you slip them on over your boots to protect the soles from mud/dirt/water/dust ... etc
I also had a proper fangirl/drool-moment over this stand...@Hillary I am super jealous of your latest splurge
There were also lots of little arenas set up where people were putting on stock displays, Studs/breeders & Riding schools/Professionals were showing off their horses many of which were for sale - so many cuties, the Guru & I were really tempted by the Arabo-Friesian weanlings!
|A lovely 6yr old Frisiean mare - apologies for blurry camera phone photo|
|The adorable Arabo-Friesian weanlings|
Right is the filly I was after, the Guru prefered the colt on the Left
|Cool as cucmbers chillin out in the middle of the massive Expo Hall|
There were also National & Amateur Jumping & Dressage competitions being held in the middle of all this - snapped on panoramic shot from the stands between dressage riders while we scoffed our lunch.
|Panoramic shot - click to enlarge for full effect|
The first video is ready, check out the awesome floaty-ness. The filly (who was my fav) is on the inside with the red flower in her mane.
I did make some purchases: three pairs of reins & two bits - so far I have actually only used one of each - and completely forgotten to take photos *le-shame*. Will see if I can remember to remedy that!
I cannot thank @EquestrianTrend enough for her unbelievable generosity, I'd never have thought of making the day-trip, although it is obviously extreemly do-able, only for her so kindly offering me the tickets. The Guru & I are now infact considering returning to Paris for a day/overnight for the Saut Hermes in March...I must actually get to thinking about that and see if there are tickets available & cost it out etc!
The Sunday of the Salon du Cheval is actually the Gucci Paris Masters - who knows maybe next year we'll head down on the Sunday for a gawk....
In actual horsey news, both girls got their annual vaccines this evening so they shall have two days off work completely and be re-introduced to some light work on Sunday all going well. Vet had been out yesterday to other horses on the yard as apparently there is a cough doing the rounds - but fingers crossed the combination of fresh air & not being in the stable 24/7 will help my girls steer clear of infection!
B (my vet) did say that while at the yard yesterday, she saw the Guru schooling Nancy and complimented us on how well she has muscled up & in the right way - can't hear nice things like that often enough.
Oh wow, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Sorry it's so late, if I go back next year I'll try to get better pictures ;-)Delete
So cool! I bet it was a ton of fun. The Arabo-fresians were beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I sure thought so, if I could've put the filly in my pocket I would have! ;-)Delete
Thank you fpr your kind comments!
Looks like so much fun, and yeah for vet compliments!ReplyDelete
Thanking you kindlyDelete
Thanks for sharing! Next year we MUST go and meet each other! :DReplyDelete
No, thank you for sharing! You're too generous by far!Delete
I'd love to go back next year and see the Gucci Masters on the Sunday :-)
Awwww I want one of those Arabo Friesian weanlings too! It looks like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing the videos and pictures. :DReplyDelete
We'll just have to keep our eyes peeled and source so more Friesian crosses for ourselves, ;)Delete