Today I headed to the Warwick Polocrosse fields (Morgan Park) to document behind the scenes at the Adina Polocrosse World Cup. All teams have arrived from all corners of the globe, including Zambia, the USA, Ireland, Great Britain, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, South Africa and of course, Australia. Today, they were assigned their horses by way of a draw. Each horses name was placed into a hat, drawn by an official and assigned to a pool (country). This is the fairest way to distribute the horses, as each player hasn’t ridden or met their horse prior to the competition. Once they have been assigned, they were placed in their stables, rugged and headed to vetting, to ensure that each horse is fit to play.
It was brilliant to meet all the teams, and view all of the horses that I might add are in immaculate condition and ready to play in this huge event. The grounds are green, soft and quite frankly, look spectacular. The flags of each country fly high on the side of the field, and the incredible volunteers are working tirelessly to put together what I believe will be a spectacular event. It kicks off on Monday, the 22nd of April, and it’s going to be a cracker 7 days.
I’m thrilled to be involved in such a world class event, and if you decide to come along, I really think that you will enjoy every moment.