Whipman 2012 Principals

Whipman Elect 2012 - Frank Lethbridge
Whipman 2012 – Frank Lethbridge

Frank was born in Edinburgh and attended Murrayburn Primary School, Carrickvale Secondary School and thereafter studied at Stevenson College, Edinburgh.

Frank is a well known and popular supporter of all Whipman events and has enjoyed taking part in many other border riding festivals.

Frank’s first experience of horses was on Dartmoor ponies as his Father came from Devon. This instilled Frank’s love of horses and he has enjoyed hunting for many years with the Lauderdale Hunt in addition to cross country and point to point riding. Recently, however, Frank enjoys training and working his springer spaniel Cora at the local Ferniehaugh shoot.

Franks additional love of speed and motorbikes is also enforced by working in the Motorcycle supply trade.

Whipman's Lass Elect 2012 - Jane Lethbridge
Whipman’s Lass Elect 2012 – Jane Lethbridge

Jane was born and brought up in Glasgow where she attended Netherlee Primary School then Craigholme School. She then went on to study BA Hons Human Resource Management at Stirling University and is currently working for City of Edinburgh Council in that field. Jane has lived in West Linton since 1996 and she married Frank in 1997.

Jane is often seen walking with the other love of her life, her spaniel Cora. Apart from walking Jane enjoys socialising with her friends and holidays in the sun.

Barony Herald 2012 - Grant Jackson
Barony Herald 2012 – Grant Jackson

My name is Grant Jackson. I was actually born in my house in West Linton in August 2000. I am eleven years old and live with my Mum Julie, Dad John, and my older sisters Ailie (20) and Mhairi (15). I attend West Linton Primary School.

My hobbies are playing rugby for West Linton Lions, badminton, and going to the scouts.

I look forward to the Whipman every year however this year is obviously a bit different and very special and I’m looking forward to the 2012 Whipman Play even more than usual.

Flower Girl 2012 - Poppy Goodyear
Flower Girl 2012 – Poppy Goodyear

Poppy is five and lives in a magical wood at Whim, Lamancha.

She absolutely adores her big brother Oliver but her favourite person at the moment is probably Blue the greyhound who has turned out to be her best cuddle mate. She loves baked beans, playing with her marbles and trying to find Daddy in hide and seek.

Poppy says she likes to run races and probably would be happy being an artist! She likes to make things, pretend to be the Queen and have Oliver as her footstool – best to keep brothers in their place!

When she found out she was to be Flower Girl, she squealed for at least two days!

Presenting Lady 2012 - Mrs Eleanor Weir
Presenting Lady 2012 – Mrs Eleanor Weir

Eleanor has lived and worked on Whitfield Farm for almost 50 years.

She now has the time to become involved with her neighbours, she joined the West Linton Bowling Club, the W R I, the Biggar Bridge club and a painting class.

Eleanor has a daughter and two sons, ‘both are Ex Whipmen.’ She now enjoys her grandchildren’s company.

Eleanor grew up on her family’s farm in Essex. She held various positions in the Young Farmer’s Club, played hockey, tennis and badminton for local teams. Prior to her marriage she held a post as AYA Director.

And don’t forget to buy your own copy of the programme which will give you details on times of events, and full details on the winners of the Whipman Competition for the Schools of the Parish, available at many local shops.