Finally the sun was shining this morning and although the wind was still coming from a northern direction it was warm in the sun. Typical really as today was a rest day! Managed to get Java out this morning without her rugs for a while. So our rest day was taken up by fencing the final part of the paddocks we have recently moved the horses to. We are very lucky as it backs straight onto the forest.
So back to the job in hand, who will be the guys that will travel to Kentucky with me and Java.
The Driver- my husband Garry.
Garry has taken over from pops, which is great but I do like Dad to be about and the two of them work really well together, but for Kentucky Garry has been promoted to chief course crew and driver. Although he has not been crewing for a vast number of years he is fantastic both out on course and in the Vet Gates. Well he has had a good teacher- my Dad!
Vet Gate Crew and head girl!
Rachel Stendall, 28 has been with us for many years now, riding a couple of horses for me when I was at University. Gosh thats a fair while! Rachel broke Java in and rode her through her qualifications. Since then she has raced Mayday, our 2nd horse, in FEI and we are currently strating Rachs FEI qualifications with another horse, stable name Dink. I trust Rachel to take care of pretty much everything whilst we are in Kentucky, which allows me to prepare myself to the best I can.
Although Rachel has not been to a WEG before, she travelled to the Europeans i Italy last year in the same role.
Her little boy Charlie is just turning 4 and I am sure will be riding the horses with Jack very soon!
Course and Vet Gate and shadow head girl!
Sarah Marrener is from Devon and has been involved with endurance nearly as long as me. Working in the middle east she has gained alot of International experience both riding and crewing. It will be Sarahs 1st WEG but I have complete faith that it will not overwhelm her.