No sooner was the Meath Hunt over, than the Laois Hunt decided to hold a special side saddle day. It took place at the gorgeous ‘Shanahoe House’ by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Denis Connolly, who also treated everyone to a special hunt breakfast that morning! Tex stayed there the night before in another luxury stable (she could get used to the 5* treatment), There were quite a few riders at this special hunt too:
(I am 2nd from the right)
Tex was much better behaved on the day now that order had been restored to her grain rations! I stuck with Kalindi (on the big grey Irish Draught), it was her horse’s first day hunting and here they were, side saddle!
There were lovely cross country jumps on Lionel Foot’s farm, I had a pop around some of the smaller ones. Jonnie Wragg from Tipperary jumped all the big ones of course, and made in onto the cover of the ‘horse world’ supplement in the Irish Field 🙂