December 8 - Young family in Australia looking for young person to play Queensland polocrosse season. Can start anytime after New Year, live in position, full board, horses, feed, fees etc in strong club. In exchange for the daily exercise of horses and some domestic duties. Capable of handling green horses.
November 22 - Hello from Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA! I'm hoping someone will pass this email along to Sharee Newman if possible. She worked on Mackinac Island this summer and expressed interest in being added to my newsletter list. I gave her my email address and she was to email me with her address but I'm now thinking she may have misplaced mine.
If possible, could you please forward this email to her so she could let me know if she wants to be added to my list? Thank you very much.
Mackinac Island, Michigan USA.
November 1 - Hi! My name is Rachael Gerard. I'm 18 years old and I live in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. I play for the Carolina Polocrosse Club, which is coached by World Cup player Ryan Murphy. Horses have always been a big part of my life. I grew up in Pony Club, and my main focus was Three Day Eventing…that was until I learned Polocrosse! Shortly after discovering Polocrosse, I handed over my Eventing horse to my sister and I made Polocrosse my main sport. I graduated high school in May of 2005 and I am now in college pursuing a Nursing degree. I have always wanted to live abroad and I feel that this is the perfect time in my life to make that dream come true. Australia is the place that I would most like to go to, preferably New South Wales, the Mecca of great Polocrosse!
I am hoping to find an active Polocrosse family that would be interested in hosting me. Ideally, I would like to find a situation with a Polocrosse family that would trade my labor and services for room, board, use of a horse and transportation to practices and carnivals. I am a C-3 Pony Clubber and I have a farm of my own, so I am familiar with hard work, farm management, horse care and training. I also have a lot of experience in child care, from infants (my mom is a midwife) up to school age, and have had several nanny positions. I would like to arrive after the New Year and stay through the end of May 2006.
I grew up outside the US mainland, in the Caribbean, and have traveled all of my life, so I am very comfortable in new surroundings. I am social, easy to talk to and make friends with no trouble. I'm an "easy keeper", don't have any food allergies and eat most anything. I even cook and clean!
For more information please contact me at
or (843)224-8292. I would be happy to provide references from our USA Polocrosse community as well.
Sincerely, Rachael Gerard
October 19 - Hi Craig,
Thank you for posting our request (Public Notices September 19th) for a visiting player on your site. The response has been absolutely overwhelming. We have had in excess of 60 applicants from all over the world.
Whilst we have personally answered each and every application, it has been incredibly hard to knock back so many enthusiastic players. We have been incredibly impressed by the calibre of reply we have received and it only further instils my faith in the direction this great game is heading.
To see so many keen players scattered across the globe I can only but imagine how far the game will spread over the next 10 or so years.
Ideally, we would like to offer the same opportunity again in 2007 so if any of your viewers are interested please feel free to contact me. Obviously I will provide more information as 2007 approaches.
Craig, we eventually settled on an 18 year old player from Zambia who will be joining us in early January for the season. Both myself and Peta are very excited and can't wait. I am sure we will have quite a lot of fun. I would be grateful if you could post this information to your site to ensure people reading the previous post are aware we have completed the selection process.
Once again Craig, thank you for your support and thank you to the many people who either applied or referenced potential candidates. If I can repay the favour in any way or should any of you have any polocrosse related questions please feel free to ask I will do my best answer or at least find someone who can.
Kindest Regards Jeremy Marriott
Phone (08) 9381 8726
September 19 - Jeremy and Peta Marriott are avid polocrosse players playing in Victoria, Australia. Peta and Jeremy are keen to extend an invitation to interested players to visit Victoria and spend a season playing polocrosse in Victoria in early 2006. The Victorian polocrosse season starts in January and finishes around May however the opportunity may also be there to travel interstate into New South Wales and South Australia, in essence, extending the season. Both Jeremy and Peta are either past or present representative players having represented their state at the Australian National Titles and other interstate events and are more than happy to assist the right candidate with furthering their polocrosse.
The offer includes the provision of accommodation and board, a horse to play on, and all its upkeep as well as transport to and from each polocrosse tournament in Victoria and potentially the odd tournament in NSW and SA. In addition, Jeremy and Peta can assist with the coaching and development of the successful candidate.
In return the candidate would be expected to help around the property with the odd day-to-day tasks including feeding, rugging and unrugging horses and exercising horses daily. There is liable to be the occasional odd job around the farm that needs doing so some manual dexterity is required.
In addition Jeremy and Peta can offer the successful applicant 1 to 2 days paid work a week in their polocrosse racquet making business, although it is not a fulltime position, it would help with the spending money situation.
Anyone keen to experience polocrosse in Victoria is encouraged to apply, Jeremy & Peta are a easy going couple with 2 children “4 years and 6 months old” for further information or to apply please feel free to email Jeremy at
. Further information on Jeremy & Peta can be found at www.polocrosse.info/Pages/about_us.html.
September 13 - Dear Craig, I work for an international human consultancy called The Human Angle. One of our business lines is executive search. A client is looking to recruit Equestrian Club Instructor. (Please find below the job description for your reference.) If not, would you know of anyone who would be interested.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
The Human Angle Dubai Media City Building 5, Office G09 PO Box 53777 Dubai UAE Tel: +971 4 390 2797 Fax: +971 4 390 8067
Work closely with the Manager to ensure that all trainings meet the quality measures. Daily activities include:
Be prepared to work 6 days/week
Undertake equipment care responsibilities and use instruction
Check equipment for safety
Check physical soundness of horses
Evaluate and classify rider abilities
Classify horses as to the suitability of riding level
Ensure authorisation for horseback riding is given by guardian / parent / physician
Enhance riders capability and style
Train and prepare riders for show jumping competitions
Prepare and organise show jumping competitions
Education: BHSI Level 1 qualification
PC knowledge: Proficient in MS Office
Experience: Minimum 4 years of essential experience in Show Jumping and Horse Health Care, and preferred experience in Dressage and Stable Management
Age & Gender: Flexible subject to type of experience
Hardworking and enjoys dealing with people
LOCATION / REMUNERATION
Role based in Kuwait
Competitive monthly basic salary
Bonus on performance
Furnished one bedroom apartment
Car - Toyota Corolla
If located outside Kuwait, relocation allowance
Annual economy class ticket to home country
August 31 - Fancy travelling to the UK to play and coach polocrosse in 2006? Kent Target Polocrosse Club are looking for a player/ coach for April/May - September 2006. Air fare paid for, work provided on Australian Stock Horse Stud & Horse Training business. Potential to travel to Europe and around the UK. Excellent opportunity for A Grade player with a good sense of humour who enjoys coaching. Must also be experienced with young horses. Check out the websites www.kentpolocrosse.co.uk and www.australianstockhorses.co.uk and reply to Jason Webb at
or phoning +44 (0) 1580 211662.
July 13 - Ive got a great friend who needs a "cheap" ( She is pensioner, like me & not very flush with cash) old polocrosse racquet & or ball. She is interested in getting into polocrosse but she wants to at least get proficient at handling the racquet & ball & getting her horse into the groove before approaching a polocrosse club & mixing with like minded persons. She is a quality person, just like all clubs need but because of her financial status she's feeling embarrassed.
I used to play polocrosse years ago but am now a quadriplegic & unable to help.
Thanking you in advance. Any advice or ideas greatly appreciated.
Phone (08) 9381 8726
June 17 - HELLO!
We are a couple students from Poland and we are looking for work with horses in any country.
We are 4th year students of Horse Breeding and Horseback Riding at Agriculture Academy of Lublin. We have studied courses from breeding horses to horseback riding. We have been dealing with horses for 4 years now. Apart from lectures at University we are active members of Student's Horseback Riding Club. We helped many times in hypnotherapy.
We have got a driving licence.
We are young, hardworking, loyal people. We are strongly motivated too. Horses have been our passion ever since we remember.
If you could help us, if you have got a job for us, please contact us.
April 4 - Young family looking for young person to play Queensland season. Live in position, full board, horses, in strong club, affiliation etc in exchange for the day to day running of horses and some domestic duties. Wanting to start immediately. Inquiries phone Australia (07) 4623 7237.
March 14 - Hi my name is Diarmuid McCarthy. I am from Ireland and I am currently playing in Victoria and will be here until the Vic. champs. I will then be heading to New South at the start of May. I am looking for somewhere to stay and work. I would also like to join a club and play for the season. I will be able to work and school horses and am trying to improve my polocrosse while I am here. Please e-mail me at
March 6 - Has anyone have the current email address or any info for Jamie Nel, a polocrosse player from Zimbabwe? His USA / Washington State friends are hoping to find that all is well with him. Thank you,
February 25 - Craig, Do you have any info that you may want to share on bringing a green horse through. I have picked up a couple of handy exercises from American cutting horse websites but have as yet not found any Polo Cross Sites with similar info specific to Polo Cross. Books are also not that easy to find. Any info would be appreciated. Kind Regards
February 19 - Hi I was wondering if you had any attendants by the name of wayne (sorry cant remember last name.) We live in Perth and he(and his wife, young couple) purchased a jack russell puppy at the time called bambie. But finding her is now very important as in early 2004 we lost her mother to a tragic accident. Wayne said that he was very involved in polocrosse and in fact we delivered bambie to him a polocrosse day!! He had travelled the world/Australia (sorry cant remember) and trained animals to perform in the man from snowy river displays. If you don't know him could you please contact other associations with this message. Finding him is very important. Regards
February 11 - I’m looking for a permanent / temporary position as RIDING INSTRUCTOR AND/OR RIDER.
I have qualifications and experience as trainer and instructor with worldwide experience, on dressage, show-jumping and trail / trekking riding;
I have spent a year training in Belgium riding daily with a dressage trainer (certified at Warendorf, Germany), which was trained at the Spanish Riding School (Vienna, Austria);
I have a lot of experience teaching beginners and young riders, and training young horses;
I’ve been last years in active competition in dressage until medium level. For instance, I was Year 2000 Best Rider Hunter Pleasure (Young Horses), Brazil.
I have experience as barn manager;
I speak, read and write with fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Professional and personal references and details available on request at
February 8 - I am a long time polocrosse player who has gained a great reverence for the NSW 9th Chukka magazine and would like to establish a collection available for players in the Western Region.
At this stage I am just commencing to gather these magazines together.
If anyone is interested in assisting (i.e. sending old magazines off to someone who really wants them) could they please post them to me. I am happy to send a stamped, addressed envelope to them to save postage if required.
My address is:- Marg Garnsey "Moblar" Quambone, NSW. 2831
Issues that we are looking for are:- Issues # 1 to 3; Issues # 5 to 20. Issue # 23, Issues # 28 to 31, & Issue # 36. Is anyone interested?