We played the adult beginners’ tournament and won! First time playing together as a team.
It was a beautiful afternoon at Mountain View. We worked in the arena on stopping and turning our horses, and on some stick work.
First day of spring polo at Mountainvew. Fun slow play thanks to Laura and Hugo.
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.
One of the things I love about polo is that it is completely low tech.
It was sooooo great to see everybody after two years.
I think Hermès is the most luxurious brand in the world. I have always lusted after their saddles.
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.