I’ve been getting emails from a few people who are wondering where I’ve gone. I haven’t gone anywhere, but I had hoped that the ‘books’ I wrote on the GDF would have kept you hounds at bay. No such luck, apparently. There is much going on in Canada-land right now for me to share, and the FEI General Assembly meeting marathon gets under way next week. If you fancy some online drone-festing, the GA will be available for live viewing via streaming video. That is if they have worked out the glitches from last year, where they ended up streaming only audio and we couldn’t see all those bald guys talking.
Please, please cheer up; I’ll have plenty to write next week, and no I haven’t forgotten my promise to finish off my impressions of the GDF. I noticed the judges have been giving David Stickland plenty of ‘combination-bias’ and ‘deviant’ material in Brazil and Toronto. More on that too. And if you still don’t have enough imagination to browse somewhere else until I do a full-on posting, have a look at my pick for number-one-most-inspiring-video-ever from Canada’s (cooler) answer to Jon Stewart, Rick Mercer – I mean the part where he bungy jumps with paraplegic Canadian hero, Man in Motion Rick Hanson:
Ps: for you Americans who don’t know how long a kilometer is – Rick Hanson went 25,000 miles in his wheelchair in his awareness and fundraising campaign in 1984.
Pss: almost forgot to point out a comment that our DC flagbearer from the west posted on myblog a few weeks ago. He posted it on one of my older entries, so in the interest of making sure EVERYONE reads his pearls of wisdom, here is what Ali Buchanan (who was Canada’s dressage chef d’equipe in Hong Kong) wrote:
America’s loss of Robert Dover as their new US Team Coach is a HUGE GAIN for Dressage in Canada.
I pledged to join Robert’s crusade trying to make a positive difference moving forward.
O Canada …YES WE CAN !