The end of the 2017 season polocrosse party could not be dampened by a few inches of rain.
The show must go on. The only change was moving the spit from the verandar into the shed, with little else impact on what was a great end of year wrap up for a very successful season.
The party was hosted at Matt and Katie Yeo’s place, on “Lerida” just out of Gunning. The rain held off for us so we could all enjoy the festivities and yarns out in the garden, leaving the shed free for the dinner and dance floor.
Most importantly our wonderful costumes did not get wet. The fancy dress theme was come as the letter “P” (but no one came as just a polocrosse player).
There were all sorts of characters arriving, ranging from punks and pink outfits, to a family of prisoners, the odd panda, a couple of patients, a pineapple (great head dress and fab yellow trousers), a picture (quite an engineering job to get this one right), a couple of personal trainers, and various cartoon characters from paw patrol etc.
All looked fabulous, but the Hughes family efforts, with Bec, Callum and daughter Elliot in prison garb took out the coverted best dressed.
The 2017 playing season prizes were hotly contested this year. Selectors had a hard time making decisions, with a good range of players and horses having had a great season.
Unlike other sports, polocrosse really is a team effort, not with just your other team mates, but most importantly your most important horse, so these horse prizes are always the special ones to win.
And the 2017 winners were:
Most Improved Junior – Jake Vareena
Encouragement Award – Dorothy Hughes
Most Improved – Riley Clarke
Sportsmanship Award – Rachel Hughes
President’s Award – Vicki Grant
Best Junior Horse & Rider – Ryan Slater and “Arch”
The Helen Castle Roche- Best Female Horse & Rider – Tara Mouat and “Bengoran Scarlet”
The Bob Jones - Best Male Horse and Rider – Michael Clarke and “ Flicka Gunna Roc”
The Yass Vet Clinic’s - Best Presented Horse – Aimee Keough
Ray White Memorial “Most Improved Horse” – Rona O’Dwyer‘ s “Virtue”
With the older horses now turned out for a well earned spell, Club members are busy working on their young horses in preparation for next year, approaching fast. The first carnival for 2018 will be at Braidwood on March 10 to 11, with the Yass Carnival the following weekend of March 17 to 18 2018.
Practices will start in early February, wishing all a very Merry Christmas.