Tournament Win!

We played the adult beginners’ tournament and won! First time playing together as a team.

The "green" team won 12 - 6 in 4 chukkers

The “green” team Shamsiya, Susan and Karen won 12 – 6 in 4 chukkers – photo by Lea

I rode Annie, my favorite photo by Lea

Annie, my favorite polo pony – photo by Lea

I won MVP for scoring 6 goals !

I won MVP for scoring 6 goals ! Thank you Paul for supporting me – photo by Lea

It was a fun game, thanks to the red/yellow team - photo credit Lea

It was a fun game, thanks to the red/yellow team Matt, Marie and Bill – photo credit Lea

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Back in the Saddle

Dear friends and family, it has been at least two years since I have ridden (except for a few trail rides) or played polo. The wonderful news is that we have two beautiful grandsons / great grandsons / nephews / great nephews / cousins once removed / in our family.

Sebastian is turning 3 this month and Julian will be 8 months. I have been spending as much time in Raleigh, NC with them as I can.

I am older and very rusty, but many thanks to Laura and Hugo at Mountain View Polo I am back in the saddle.

Charles Town, West Virginia

Charles Town, West Virginia

Good Morning!

Good Beautiful Morning!

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Opening Weekend

Capitol Polo Club members played 6 chukkers round robin (4 chukkers per team) at the low goal and 6 chukkers round robin at the higher goal level.

I played 2 chukkers each day, which was plenty for me – I haven’t ridden or played in the last two years and my back was pretty sore afterward. I am getting used to riding Pampa, Marcos’ horse.

Everyone takes it easy to start. The first day was a little rough, and the second day much better. Some members ride during the winter but many do not. It was a very fun start to the season – Marcos served fried chicken from Bassett’s along with Argentine Malbec after the Sunday games.

Too cute! Chris and Maureen's Mini

Too cute! Chris and Maureen’s Mini

 

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Star Wars

One of the things I love about polo is that it is completely low tech.

Get your team color and your chukker here

Get your team color and your chukker assignment here

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Opening Day Meeting

It was sooooo great to see everybody after two years.

Capitol Polo Club gang

Capitol Polo Club gang (Photo credit FJM)

And of course we enjoyed chorizo thanks to Miguel

And of course we enjoyed chorizo thanks to Miguel (Photo FJM)

 

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The Indigo Hermes

I think Hermès is the most luxurious brand in the world. I have always lusted after their saddles.

 

 

 

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Blue Wild Indigo

I just love indigo – it is native to the Mid Atlantic. Here is part of a beautiful print from the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.

Botanical Print by  Jerry Kuttzweg

Botanical print by
Jerry Kurtzweg

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Indigo Design Trend

I have started an indigo trend…

The new trend

The new trend

Indigo

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While I was away

I missed the last two summer seasons of polo.  I crave it and am plotting my return to the field.  I gained weight, but I also gained a grandson!

 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, baby!

 

 

 

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Indigo Fashion

Indigo is the new black

This is from the Nordstrom catalog.  Now I am seeing the color indigo everywhere!

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