Looking at the Big Picture after Tokyo 2020 Postponed


A couple of days ago, all of the High Performance athletes in equestrian sport received the news that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed. We were half expecting this news as the terrible Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world. This pandemic is bigger than the Olympics, and it didn’t make sense to push through with much of the world fighting for survival.

On a personal level, I have a horse in top form that could have really given the Olympic Games a good crack this year. But later this year we will also have massive events like Burghley and Fair Hill, events I’ve always dreamed of winning – so personally I’m fired up and dialed in to get the horses going as best I can.

Also on the positive side, the postponement will give some of  the younger horses coming up more time to develop and give them a chance of slipping in there and being competitive next year.

The pandemic is out of our control, but the key for us as horsemen is to keep the horses and ourselves working and in good health. During this year I’ve lost a fair bit of weight and stayed healthy and kept up the physio after my last surgery; there’s no reason for me to fall back into the slump of being drunk and fat, because you never know what’s around the corner. I am enjoying waking up each day feeling fresh and fit. We have all the horses in top shape at the moment so it’s just a matter of maintaining all of our fitness to be ready when the competition season starts up again.

Obviously the spring competitions have dried right up, and not many people are coming for lessons at the moment. Usually we get our babies started in November, but now is a good time to crack on with some of the youngsters here at Windurra USA. As people of the earth we all have a lot to deal with right now, and the Olympics next year seem a long ways away.


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