Snow crazy

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It’s a blend of fur coats, champagne, horses, skis and of course ice. There we stood, on about 40 cms of ice, all 3000 tonnes of us. Where a few months previously I had been paddle boarding, I was now sipping champagne watching a totally unique event… skijoring.

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img_4653This is a thrilling race of horse against horse and skier against skier and frankly, this is the most exciting sporting event I have ever attended – it is nail bitting and beautiful…

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… and this year the winner was a young Swiss woman, Valeria Holinger with her horse Usbekia. The White Turf is truly a unique experience, and it is not just the horses that make for fascinating viewing – everything is eclectic and quite exotic – from palm trees in pots and a pearl with orange trim Rolls Royce to dogs in fur coats – not their own fur either…

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