Friday, October 2, 2009

Rule Britannia

Tonight we went to ADNEC (Exhibition Centre) to see The Household Cavalry at ADIHEX (International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition). They performed "The Musical Ride" for the first time outside Europe. The evening stirred all our most patriotic feelings and made us feel a little home sick. It was great to hear the National Anthem played (by the Abu Dhabi Police Band - conducted by Andrew Berryman who was until recently playing with the Abu Dhabi Big Band), and Rule Britannia at the end. Our "chaps" on horseback put on a great performance and didn't let us down!

The event was overseen by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (picture below, at least I think that is who it is - someone may be able to verify).