Jill is leading this year’s CAA trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, as she’s done every May for the past twenty or so years.

She sent this report from the group’s first day …

“Tonight the CAA group was joined by several guests at The Christopher Hotel in Eton for a ‘welcome’ reception and dinner. Patti Wolf of Texas (the lucky winner of the CAA trip to Windsor in a contest drawing held last year) was generous enough to host tonight’s champagne reception. We had hoped to be able to enjoy our reception on the outside deck at the hotel, but the weather turned cold on us. So we all got cozy in the hotel’s pub before Grace Yaglou (of Mass.) sounded her coach horn to call us all in to dinner.

“The group was very lively, with our British guests sitting at various tables. We enjoyed a scrumptious meal, washed down with plenty of wine, and three hours later the group reluctantly departed for bed.

“Many of the group went to the show today, and I was pleased to note how many people were in attendance.

“Rumor has it that Jimmy Fairclough of New Jersey is over and has leased a team and a coach for the popular coaching marathon on Friday. Misdee Wrigley Miller (of Kentucky and Florida) is also here for the same event. So there is plenty for us to see and support!

“For the first two days I was here, we had sun and record heat. But now the heat has broken and today was overcast and cooler. I must say, this is more like you would expect, weather-wise.”

… Jill’s hoping to be able to send photos, starting tomorrow, from our guest photo blogger, Finn.