Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Belltrees menagerie boasts a new baby donkey

"Bindy", a Minature Irish donkey, and one of the many favourite pets around the Country House, has produced another cracker progeny; a grey jenny foal. Have a look for yourself; these things are the best pets for young kids; they're soft, gentle, easy to maintain and the kids can ride them, feed them and love them.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Belltrees boys in Australian "Colts" Polo team

Both Alec and Jasper White were selected to play for the Australian Colts Polo team which toured New Zealand during the first 2 weeks of February 2011. The team played in Christchurch, Hawkes Bay and Kihikihi (Waikato region near Cambridge).

The boys won all three matches and combined well to give the Kiwis a hiding (8 - 5) in the final Test match in front of 3,000 spectators. Their game was the curtain raiser to the International match between a "World" side and New Zealand's best.

It was a great experience for the two White boys who now go on to play the forthcoming Ellerston 8, 14 and 16 goal tournamnets and have a chance of being selected in the World Cup squad to tour Malaysia later in the year.