On the 3rd of August 2012 I flew out to China with three other riders from Norfolk. Holly Barber, Natasha Read, Hannah Royal and myself were invited by Portuguese rider Joao Lynce to join his European team to work for a month.
The Brother Fortune company in China owned by Mr Wong organised the 2nd Ordos Dalate International horse culture festival. Our job was to promote horse culture in China and ride in Shows and street parades.
Whilst in China we visited several cities along with the rest of the teams. In our European team we were joined by riders from Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Spain and Portugal. The Western team included riders from America, Brazil, Panama and Mexico. 75 riders in total took part in the promotional events.
It was an amazing experience and we had a great time working with the other riders. A fantastic cultural experience!
Many thanks to Joao Lynce for the invitation. Also to Lusitano stallions Visconde, Saturno and Beethoven for a fab ride! Great to work with the other riders, hopefully catch up with some of you again in Golega!