Nadia Aslam pays tribute to those behind-the-scenes stars who help to make our riding experiences so enjoyable…

Many of us have a favourite rider, one we admire, and can’t help but watch with bated breath as they set foot into the competition arena. One we cheer on, and perhaps even try to grab a selfie with after the show!

But, while we know the names of all of their top mounts, how many of us know much about the people behind the rider? The integral team members who help to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

I was chatting to a friend of mine the other day, Hannah, who just so happens to be the head groom at the Norwegian Polo Club.

She was telling me about a lovely day out she had with the owners of her barn, and how they’d picked up a gift for her simply because they appreciated all of the work she did.

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