Thursday, 29 May 2008

Andrew Coulbeck Photos

WOW - just been emailed these fabulous photos from Andrew Coulbeck ( Andrew plays for Beverly Polo Club The photos were taken at Perth Spring Tournament and we are very grateful for them. Andrew has given me some advice so I'll be "experimenting" with the camera this weekend!!!

Hair cuts and open spaces!!

Stela goes out into the big field.

Short back and sides for the geriatric!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Chamfron Nagasha - County Winner!!

Well after the complete buzz of Arrayan winning best playing pony at Perth, the weekend carried on in the same vein!

Chamfron Nagasha wins the yearling class at Northumberland County Show, his first outing.

Well done Steve, Bob and Sian.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Perth Spring Tournament

Another good weekend! Two day tournament at Perth this weekend, lovely weather and some excellent matches and then to round it all off.....

Arrayan won best playing pony!

Ten teams.

Forty Players.

Over a Hundred Ponies.

One wee fat Criollo!!!

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Gordon braves the big field!

Chamfron Compostela

Stella has her first day out in the paddock today - Woooo Hooooo!!!

Monday, 19 May 2008

Edinburgh Tournament - Spring 2008

First Scottish Tournament of the year, held at Edinburgh this weekend.  Unfortunately Saturday was rained off (wait a minute it was dry here, is this a first?  WOW we actually had a better weather than someone for once!)  So Arrayan and Pitufa went up, Pitufa whispering sweet nothings to Arrayan the whole trip.  Ponies tied to opposite sides of the wagon!!!

Both ponies played very well, playing in a round robin type competition they won their matches and the team (Mark, Ed, Jamie and Colin) won the low goal tournament.

Arrayan did a great deal of posing, fair bit of meeting and greeting!

Pitufa looking particularly tiny 

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Over half way....

Bridget foaled at 5.30 am, first impressions were that it was, well, rather "brown" but no, she has a speckly bum. So is this the last in the set - leopard, blanket and snowflake? Or is it a teansy, weansy blanket?!!! Bridget did her best "dying swan" impression but is proving to be a good mum. Three down, two to go!!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Better than British Rail!

Bang on time, Tammy foals a cracking big bay blanket colt.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

More Bannockburn than Flodden!!

Really good day at Border Reivers for their inter-hunt polo match. First off, bicycle polo, won by the Dumfriesshire and Stewartry mens team. The girls team was a little less competative and Will doing the commentary raised a great laugh asking them "would you like to play the under 12's" and after everyone had nearly wet themselves "was that a little patronising?"!!!!! Arrayan thought initially that bicycle polo was boring....But he soon perked up with the brutal ride offs, the severe injuries to bikes and the lying and the cheating!

After lunch, expertly BBQ'd by Bertie the club pro, there was the English Hunts vs Scottish Hunts match. Won for the third year running by Scotland.

The day was rounded up by dog racing (final race won by super beagle Lancer) and the trophy presentation.

Then back home and Amber thought she'd show off her moves.... "when I grow up I want to be a polo pony!"

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

2008 Foals start arriving!!

Exbury Ghost out of Carter Bar - Meet "Amber" Absolutely text book birth at 11pm on the 6th, Mable is a perfect mother, couldn't ask for more!

Saturday, 3 May 2008

This could get expensive!!!

I could steal him, Mark would never notice!!!