Goodbye to the friends and family and "hello" South Africa. The Tri Nation's Championship is due to happen on May 18th in the Free State of South Africa. I shall be representing Great Britain as an individualist at this prestigious event, riding one of the horse's from the Perseverance Stud.
I left Britain on 16th April on plane no.1 from Gatwick to Istanbul. However, my flight had a 2 hour delay due to another aircraft having to make an emergency landing at Gatwick. Finally aboard plane no.1 to Istanbul, where upon landing I made a dash through Istanbul airport to my 2nd plane only to find out that also had an hour and half delay. Eventually time ticked by and I was on plane no.2 to Johannesburg. On landing in Johannesburg I had exactly half an hour to disembark the plane, get through passport control, collect my luggage, dash to the other side of the airport to check in and catch my plane. No I never made it in time. The next flight was 5 hours away, thank goodness I'd packed two books to read with me. Eventually after hours of delays and travelling I eventually touched down in Port Elizabeth where I was greeted by Lucy Dixon from PSV and friend Wayne Webb who would be hosting us for the night.
By day 3 of travelling I eventually made it to Perseverance Farm where I was welcomed back by my Perseverance family!!
I have now got plenty of time to prep for Tri Nations as well as get ample amounts of horse riding in!! And soak up some much needed Vitamin D, I am far too white!