Oct 13, 2021
The Knights of Middle England take part in lots of shows each year, but what's slightly unusual about these knights is that one of them is female... and she's called Kelly Ude-Martinez! This week, we chat about being a female knight, horseback archery, all the adrenaline, the tough times of 2020, and a bumper 2021.
Kelly has been involved with and loved horses for as long as she can remember- starting off down the slightly more conventional eventing path, before finding a love for polo. Polo led Kelly to the Knights of Middle England- a company that combined her loves of horses and performance- and a job as a knight, a teacher, a performer, and provided the chance to inspire lots of little girls too.
In 2020, the company's entire show season was cancelled due to covid, and with the teaching revenues hit too, Kelly also shares what it was like getting through those times when there were still a lot of mouths to feed and no income.