Robin. And Hoofer.
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Yes, Robin and his friend Hoofer (a pal of my fiance's little sister) had a great time at the show jumping final last night.
A Brit (Nick Skelton) went into the last round needing a clear round for definite gold, one fault for a chance at gold and two faults for a chance at silver and bronze. Sadly he made three faults. Hey ho.
It was another great venue - and pretty packed again (rubbish ice-cold pizza though). I'd not been to show-jumping before - it's quite exciting the way it all leads up the highest placed riders going last. An Irish lad won the gold - much to the delight of the many Irish fans there. He's only 25 years old and I believe it's Ireland's first gold in ages.
The country-themed song they were playing as we left? 'Beautiful Day' by U2. Ah yes, Irish eyes were certainly smiling...