Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 2 O-3

OK, yes it rains when it pours! I talked to Sue and Mike Etherington Smith (course designer and really super fun wife) and they said it has rained over 12 inches in the last 30 hrs!! 12"!!! and better than that, nearly 60 inches (yes, 5 feet) in the last 6 wks. It is like the longest wettest time you have ever known, and then add some. Kind of like the USA Midwest over the summer...

Mike ES has created another masterpiece on the cross country. The use of pandas, brush, red color, lanterns, natural logs of the region, 3 water jumps, and a triple (3) dragon combination, and of course the Great Wall replica (as a 3 part downhill combination with drop rails and corners). Is is truly one of his best artistic designs of all...tight turns tho , will make the track tough to make time on. Options are available and the crowd will have a lot to watch. I will send photos tomorrow after I replace the missing camera download cable, that I just found out is still in my office...again sorry. enjoy some pics of the arena and jumps from last year!!

The horse inspection is tomorrow afternoon, after our rehearsal in the early morning for the cross country. I hope to get you the order of go for tomorrow's posting. Well, after my medicinal Tsing Tao, I am off to get rid of the jet lag. See ya, go USA,,,enjoy the opening ceremonies tomorrow night.



At Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 10:42:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian --
Thanks for the updates -- and keep dry!


At Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 12:50:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Brian. Look forward to your Olympic insights. I know you will "Do Your Best"!

Don Ripley

At Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 1:24:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome Brain! Congratulations!
Very exciting! We love the blogs!

Take care,

The Perkins

At Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 3:27:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet!!! Thanks sharing your experiences, looking forward to every word. Do you know any ride times yet? We LOVE Karen!

At Friday, August 8, 2008 at 10:26:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...


I will be visiting daily and cant wait to hear your unpublishable versions the next time I see you.

Mike L

At Friday, August 8, 2008 at 1:24:00 PM EDT , Blogger said...

Eventing dressage ride times are posted at:


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