So off we went the following morning,as we entered the estate our jaws started sagging,there are actually people in our little town with that much money??? Oh my,those houses are huge and I must say very taste full Georgian and Southern style houses,it felt like I was slap bang in in the American deep south it just needed swamps! The estate is situated high up in the mountains with views over a huge lake. A charming older gentleman invited us in to his beautiful house and introduced everybody,there were lots of gentlemen in that meeting,I felt a little bit daunted..I admit,this situation was way out of my league! i was asked some questions,asked to make some suggestions,handed plans for R4000000 stables and asked what my opinion was..I looked at the plans and thought what I would have added if they were mine..and then I couldn't shut my mouth the ideas just rolled out of it...Cules looked rather shocked at first..Geez...I made a LOT of suggestions. Then I was tried...someone mentioned something about his brother's children riding with said person up in Johannesburg...it just so happened I knew this person extremely well and actually deal with him on a regular basis...I could name his brother's children and their ponies and what they achieved at their last mayor show. Harr harrr! Life is just so good when something like that happens by chance!
Ok,to make a long story short,I got the job!!! I was given free rain to run the riding school and manage the stables,and I can choose my own staff! I am told over and over to just say when I want something or get it done and they do it for me. What bliss! They have already started building temporary stables for my riding school ponies to live in until the barn type ones are finished. I will acquire my own ponies for that riding school and have already found 2 suitable ones which we will go and fetch either Sunday or Monday. I have been really busy you see...
Today we went to Polokwane to watch a World Cup Qualifier Showjumping show! All the top horses in South Africa were there,legendary horses and riders..I couldn't stop staring, I took some pics for you all!
Early on in the day I noticed this toy that they used to rake and roll the arena and immediately knew that Cules would soon be playing with the yard owner and his toy......
A bit of bling...
A confident,strong rider that caught my eye throughout the day.
Imported Holsteiner stallion,note brand on flank,there were quite a few imported Holsteiners.
Look at the size of those jumps!
That was not the main event.
This poor girl fell off,lots of disappointment there..I felt so sorry for her.
See....I told you...!
The surface of the arena was imported from England and cost R 400 000 for the main and training arena.