The other day local sporting hero and loyal A Hume customer, Caroline Powell popped in to share her Olympic bronze medal with us, before heading off to compete in the first event in the HSBC FEI Classics 2012/2013, at Les Etoiles des Pau in France.
Caroline won her medal riding Lenamore for her native New Zealand, in the Equestrian Team Eventing at the London 2012 Olympics and hopes remain high for the Kiwis in Pau, with Andrew Nicholson tipped as a contender to wrest the title in the Classics Series out of British hands for the first time.
Of course our loyalties are torn on this one, we’re obviously rooting for Caroline who’ll be riding Onwards and Upwards, Cameron Crawford’s horse, on whom she took first place at the Burgham Horse Trials back in March. Cameron is also an A Hume chum and the husband of A Hume model Mary Crawford. So, just about everything is crossed for them to do well. But it would make us just a smidgen happier if Caroline rode for team GB, however having said that, in these parts Caroline is in with the bricks, pretty much a native and we’re willing to let the Kiwi thing slide.
We’ll be watching to see how she does and checking out the Caroline Powell Facebook page for updates.
Touching an Olympic medal is quite something, we’re hoping a little of the champion’s touch rubs off. We rather liked the effect of a medal glinting amongst our Estribos belts, kind of blends in nicely, don’t you think?