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

Skills & Drills

It was a beautiful afternoon at Mountain View. We worked in the arena on stopping and turning our horses, and on some stick work.

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Happy chicken “Goldy”

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!

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

 

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

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