The Last Word
Anna Koryakovskaya, Stable Girl
Anna Koryakovskaya is 23 and works as a stable girl at the
Otrada Equestrian Centre, the home of the Russian Polo Club. Her
duties include mucking out the stables, grooming the horses, and
exercising them. After the polo players had left we asked her for
The Last Word.
When did you start to work with
At 17, which is very late. Thatís why Iím not a
I fell in love with them. And
when you fall in love, itís an illness.
I see from the ring that youíre married; your husband
works here as well?
Iím engaged, and heís not here,
heís in Cheropovets, still waiting.
How long have you been working here?
Straight from school?
Why do you think that?
I was at Cherepovets State University, and graduated as a teacher of
biology. I was also studying on a parallel course at the Junior
Do you have your own horse?
No, I donít have
the money; but I will have a horse.
What do you think about polo?
I think that
itís interesting because of the control that you need. Itís like an
And the people who play polo?
Anything to do
with horses costs money.