Of course, I couldn’t actually be there in person since money doesn’t grow on trees (seriously, money, what gives?) but I spent the past 4 days pretty much glued to the internet. Thank you live streaming and social media for making it possible for nerds like me to feel like we were still part of it. So here, in no particular order, are 10 things I saw at Rolex that made me happy.
1 – Joe Meyer’s kilt and Clip Clop’s feelings about it
2 – Roxies’s big floppy dressage ears.
3 – Whiskers and ear hair, specifically on Matt Brown and Tim Price’s horses (saw whiskers on Jock Paget’s, too!)
4 – The shopping. It’s a VERY GOOD thing I wasn’t there.
5 – Matching hats. So many matching hats.
6 – The fact that I will never, in my entire life, have to jump crazy shit like this:
7 – Henry’s doppleganger, Cecelia, the horse representing Mexico. It’s borderline creepy how similar they look. I knew he was really meant to be a mare.
8 – Clear XC and a 4* completion for $750 CANTER horse AP Prime! And 5 OTTB’s in the top 20!
9 – The love, pride, and appreciation for the horses from their riders
10 – Uni’s ridiculous adventures (lots more on her page, I had to just pick a few)