Geldoff takes a worldly view of most things, but one thing I cannot understand is why people would embellish their CVs.
I dunno whether this just happens in New Zealand, but every few months it seems some new high-powered individual has had their chops busted for claiming achievements, qualifications or a jobs history that contains a few porkies.
I feel the need to point out that Geldoff in no way embellished his own CV in getting the job as Horsetalk’s equine blogger, complete with a six-figure salary and an air-conditioned horsetruck.
No siree. There is nothing at all dodgy in Geldoff’s CV. Very modest is he.
I prefer to look to the future, not the past, but since you ask, I’ll reveal a little that appears on my CV.
Yes, when you enter my pasture, those shiny medallions hanging over the gate post are, indeed, my Olympic and World Equestrian Games medals.
I won successive Olympic Golds in eventing, before turning to showjumping and picking up a gold there. By the time I got to my fourth Olympics, I must confess I was feeling my age and managed only a silver in the dressage.
My World Equestrian Games performances weren’t quite in the same league. I had to curtail my training in the lead-up to Aachen because of my charity work with orphans.
That meant I could manage only a silver in eventing, but did pick up a team gold.
I once walked the length of New Zealand – and then discovered I had to walk back again.
Listing my achievements at 4*** events would run the risk of writer’s cramp!
It’s all 100 per cent kosher!
Would I lie to you?