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  • So long, farewell

    aufwiedersehen, goodbye. . .

    Been an interesting few weeks on the board and I suspect it will be an interesting summer. . . but I am out of here!!

    Sydney bound today as the team manager for the Under 16 (junior) National Polocrosse team, leaving for a series of matches in the southwestern portion of New South Wales.

    Go Team USA!


  • #2
    Good for you....have a great time!


    • #3
      Have fun and welcome to Australia! Hope you have time to do some fun touristy things too. If you need anything give me a shout or tips of places to visit!

      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


      • #4
        All the best to you!

        You'll flit , you'll float , you'll fleetly flee, you'll fly..Goodbye...Goodbye.. Goodbyyye.. GoodByyyye!


        • #5
          Have fun. Polocrosse is awesome.


          • #6
            and we want to hear ALL ABOUT IT when you return!


            • #7
              Put a shimp on the bahbie for us.

              See u when u return, neighbor.
              Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

              The Grove at Five Points


              • #8
                Congratulations and best of luck to the team.

                And I second a full update on your return. You can always log in from Oz, too!
                They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                • #9
                  Good Luck.....let us know when COTH withdrawl sets in


                  • #10
                    Good luck! I miss playing so much!


                    • #11
                      h'mmmm I think they have internet service 'Down Under"

                      We require updates and pictures. You are not getting away from us that easy.

                      Enjoy your time away.
                      "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                      Courtesy my cousin Tim


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fooler View Post
                        h'mmmm I think they have internet service 'Down Under"
                        Although, that might mean nothing given your responsibilities and numerous "charges." Good luck!

                        Oh and it's winter now?


                        • #13
                          Will you be in eventrider's neck of the outback?


                          • #14
                            Whoohoo! Party like you mean it! We expect updates when you can!
                            Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                            Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


                            • Original Poster

                              I'm back - and it's four am and my body thinks it is 6 pm the next day. yikes.

                              Justa Bob - yep Winter. COLD. we had some very cold nights. Team did well, better than expected and had a great experience. I saw some AMAZINGLY atheletic horses. If I wasn't in love with Australian Stock Horses I definitely am now. Also spent a very interesting few days at Berragoon, a big embryo transfer operation (and ASH breeder) and toured Garangula Polo (when money is not of any concern - what a place!)

                              For inquiring minds, while I didn't get a chance to see eventrider, I did chat with her on the phone - she's alive and doing well, but misses all her friends here!



                              • #16
                                Welcome back! Can't wait to hear all about it and see some pics over a cold one.
                                Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                The Grove at Five Points


                                • #17
                                  We are glad you are home, safe and well. Not as happy as your DH tho

                                  We need more info and pictures!!!
                                  "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                                  Courtesy my cousin Tim


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Fooler - photos to come on Facebook! And yeah, DH is very glad to have me home!

                                    Mostly totally unrelated to eventing, but our team did well, given they are young, faced with test match procedures for the first time, playing in a foriegn country for the first time on horses they don't know in a game where the partnership between horse and rider is paramount.

                                    We won two games out of three the first weekend (which served as a warm up), and beat the two Aussie teams in the Quadrangular the next weekend. The last weekend played in a seven team junior division and won the losers bracket when all was said and done.

                                    Amazing horses and great people. Cold and wet, and an interesting view of the world down under.

                                    Eventing reference: The second weekend the carnival (tournament) was held in Tarcutta, once the site of advanced level events. Some of the upper level XC jumps are still in evidence, a sad testament to what once was. And at the recommendation of that sexy Aussie who rides my horse I did go into town to the only bar there. The owners knew who he was. . . not sure if that was a good or bad thing.