Touring Australia Nationally in November
Story & Pictures by Berni Saunders - Page 1
Jean-Marc Imbert and
his horses arrive...
Tuesday 4th October, 2005.
Jean-Marc Imbert and Sophie
Australia welcomed Jean-Marc Imbert, his partner Sophie Matheoud and
their 3 special horses Nikito, Yelo and Javari De Lamothe. They
arrived in Melbourne to prepare for their performances in
Cavalcade - Reins of Fire which
will tour the country later in the month.
(right) from Performance-Services was there to ensure that the stars of
the show had arrived safely and got a warm greeting.
Sophie will be in Australia for 55 days and are very excited to be here.
Their Cathay Pacific flight touched down at 10.30 and then the unloading
and re-loading of horses and gear began. There is a great deal of
paperwork and other procedures to be followed and I had to get
special permission to enter the Menzies Freight terminal which is located
South of the Domestic and International terminal at Tullamarine Airport.
The Cathay Pacific plane that
bought the stars to Australia.
Following a road
and ferry trip from France to Germany, Jean-Marc and Sophie boarded the
Cathay flight in Frankfurt and had a short stop off in Dubai and another
longer break of about 4 hours in Hong Kong where the horses were unloaded.
Jean-Marc was pleased, as the weather there was very hot and with engines
off, so no air conditioning, the horses would have been very
uncomfortable if they had been left on board.
"This is the
first time the horses have been on a plane" Sophie told me. "We are
very pleased with them, they travelled without any problems and seem
to be happy and well"
the first to step inside the 3 horse container to give the boys a pat on
the nose to reassure them that the long journey was almost over ... "Just
one more little truck ride and we will be home", he said in French.
Eddie and Annie have the truck
ready and waiting
Kam and driver Eddie check the
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© Cyberhorse 2005 Berni Saunders