After storming around Badminton earlier this month, Libby Head and Sir Rockstar are settling in for a summer in England. The pair is based in Gloucestershire at the yard of New Zealand eventer Tim Rusbridge, where they’ll be training with an eye on Burghley this September.
There are so many Libby supporters among our readers, we thought we’d try to get to know her on a “deeper” level… enjoy!
What’s been the hardest thing to get used to about life in England?
I would say the driving. Driving on the left side of the road, while also getting used to the smaller than average lane, has been a real challenge! Rocky would say getting used to being turned out in the rain.
What can we usually find in your fridge?
There may not always be food, but there will usually always be beer!
Who is your favorite Game Of Thrones character?
Jon Snow, since the beginning and always.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Do you follow any other sports?
I don’t really follow any other sports, but I will always be a fan of UGA football. Go dawgs!
Do you have any horse show superstitions?
I try not to, just because I usually will forget to follow them!
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
A dog person all the way. Cats are mean!
What is one item of horse gear you can’t live without?
A hair net. They are kind of like hair ties — great until you lose them, then I don’t know what to do!
What goes through your head when you’re in the startbox?
I try and block all the crazy stuff out and focus on the present, like remembering to start my watch.
If you could take a cross-country spin on any horse in the world, who would it be?
Charisma. He’s small like Rocky with all the heart!
Best of luck to Libby and Rocky as they continue their adventures abroad! And and many thanks to Pam Cunningham and Moncie Evans of EquusPix Photography for allowing us to share their beautiful Badminton photos.