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.
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.