Four British riders met in Ridgecrest CA USA to represent Great Britain at the Twenty Mule Team AERC/FEI sanctioned endurance race. The Northern California contingent (Dom, Team Vet Paulo Fasano and crew Joel Guerrero) arrived safely at the ride site with three of the team horses to meet Emily coming from New Jersey via Los Angeles and Suzanne traveling up from Southern California. On site already scoping out the venue were Pauline and Len Beach, and Stevie Martin and Rosemary Attfield arriving by way of Los Angeles.
The desert air was crisp and cool and crackling with excitement. Horses were bedded down after the 9 hour trailer ride and our camp area gaily adorned with British Flags