What a brilliant summer it’s been, we heard from the lovely Amie and Raven so here’s a little update from the rest of my amazing Team Wimpy ladies… they make me very very proud.
Susan our polo queen!
Pataca and I have now completed the 2018 grass polo season! A whole blooming season, DONE! We rounded off on such a high by playing in my first ever tournament. I was so nervous about taking part in a proper competitive match against much more experienced players, but once I was on the field and the whistle blew something kicked in and I felt it was the best polo I’d ever played. I scored a goal. Me! The Wimpy One!
I can’t believe the difference a year has made. Very, very happy. Come play polo, fellow wimps, it is FUN!
Nina and Lara: a laugh a minute!
Nina has us all laughing night and day… she says: I’ve not done much as I lead a very boring life apart from making myself look a complete idiot jumping as a turkey. She has me literally crying with laughter!!!
Jess our super trainer!
I’ve had a really busy couple of months coaching! I’ve been working away on my ukcc level 3…this has been a huge learning curve and whilst I’m not sure I’ll pass the assessment and it’s been a lot of hard work, I’ve actually thoroughly enjoyed the chance to meet up with coaches and spend time with our fab coach educators Hannah Moody and Harry Payne!
I’ve held a camp at willow banks with a great bunch of ladies! And then I’ve had a great time at Burghley admiring those riders…although why anyone would want to hurl themselves over fences that size I’ll never understand ??!
Liz, True and Spirit: the big move
So in the last 6 weeks the horses have had an easy time… True is turned out until I have time to keep him in proper work and therefore not so scary, and Spirit is on gentle tick over. We have moved house, and have a fab garden now, and are currently in the process of transforming a 14 acre wilderness into a tidy yard… no liveries, just for us!
I’ve also started a ‘proper’ job working for a veterinary practice part time, so major things have been happening, just not involving competing. I’ve written off the idea of anymore eventing this year, but hope to do some of the Riding club winter qualifiers!
Sharon and Jack: fun and learning
Over the last few months Jack and I have been working on our partnership. Sometimes with success and sometimes not but HAVING FUN!
Sharon has worked really hard over the summer getting Jack going forwards and jumping consistently at 80cms and riding prelim tests… she annoyingly never gives herself enough credit for how far they’ve come!!!
Becki and Buck: smashing it!
The last few weeks have been very busy for buck and I! We have started doing affiliated BE and moved up to 90! Buck has been really enjoying the step up and has been absolutely storming round the cross country! Our big crazy dream now is to move up to BE100 at the end of next season! Becki also completed her biggest competition to date doing the riding club eventer challenge at Blenheim palace international and I know she wouldn’t say it herself, but she really is bloody amazing and doing so so well!!!
So happy for them all, and massive thanks to them for being so amazing so far xxxx