It's was always Pablo's father Jorge MacDonough, an international polo vet's dream to find a boot for polo that protected the leg without restricting it or over heating it. He described his ultimate boot to be almost like a mesh cage!
It was by chance that our sponsored rider George Meyrick was playing on the same team as Pablo's cousin Jacinto Crotto, and it was that day that Jorge's dreams were answered. Jacinto took a picture of our HUSK. Air boots with his IPhone and sent it to Jorge in Argentina.
A meeting was called with us at HUSK. at Pablo's yard in Windsor, and Jorge flew in from Argentina. We sat and drank Argentinian tea whilst Jorge read his article written on limitations of horse boots, and what his ideal boot would be. It was such an exciting time for all of us, and for polo, as we all knew that these boots could change tradition, and in turn protect our horses and ponies more than ever.
The boots have been used now for the Gold Cup semi finals, and Pablo is aiming for the Argentinian Open Finals in December, where HUSK boots will be used.
Lucy is based between Devizes and Westbury in a beautiful village at the foot of Salisbury Plain. Trained by Olympian Spencer Wilton, Adam Kemp and Isobel Wessels in Britain, Lucy also travels to Switzerland to train with International rider Charlotte Lenherr. Lucy has a number of successes including being placed at Bury Farm High Profile Grand Prix, Hartpury College Premier League Grand Prix, Wellington Grand Prix, Hickstead Premier League Grand Prix, Sparsholt Colege Grand Prix, among a string of other successes. A sensitive rider with a strong emphasis on attention to detail, Lucy is a great ambassador for The HUSK.
Incredible day in the rolling Bedfordshire hills spent at Peak Performance Horses yard, owned and managed by Grand Prix dressage rider Natalie Banks. Natalie's personality is infectiously positive and light hearted, her determination and resilience however is that of an ox! Having taken a client out to source them a dressage horse, Natalie spotted a gem - Giloma. Despite being rather gangly, Giloma had the most expressive movement Natalie had ever seen, her words were "I've ridden and seen many great dressage horses, but it's rarely one really stands out like Lola". Not expecting to buy a horse for herself, Natalie...
The drive to meet Bert was gorgeous, through the Fens, bathed in Winter sunshine. We were on our way to meet at Knights End Equestrian, as they had kindly let Bert use their indoor school to try out our gear and take some pictures. Bert brought Wonky, her future prospect for WEG. She's a Gelderlander, taken straight from a wild herd, but you would never have guessed. The relationship between horse and rider was that of trust, it was lovely to see. Wonky was quite nervous as this was a new environment, and Bert's calm and confident demeanour put Wonky...