It has always been my dream to have a polo team to play on. This year we got rained out of the 6 goal tournament twice, and then Jose had to go back to Argentina. Maybe this winter I will put it together.
We managed to play in the arena on Sunday under threatening skies. Our teams were “girls against boys” – unusual in polo. But we beat them!!! 4 to 3. We played well as a team, and followed each other up. In the arena you can use the wall, so we played against it as much as possible. We were so happy to win, it was lots of fun.
Roberto has been managing Marcos’ horses. He is wonderful.
We have had so much rain we had to cancel our club tournament today. It cleared up a bit and I went out to ride Coneja. She is a sweetheart, the perfect polo pony for me.
Friday night we worked to set up the club and witnessed this beautiful sunset.
This was amazing. Montgomery County (we are in Maryland) Park Police brought their horses to demonstrate crowd control.
They moved the Green Cup from June because of the extreme heat last year. This year September had extreme rain, the fields were very wet and they had to cancel the preliminary exhibition match. So I got to mingle.
After Hurricane Irene we had Tropical Storm Lee which flooded the polo fields. We finally got to play Saturday and Sunday in the arena. All of these photos are credited to Francisco José Montero. Thank you Francisco!
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ARENA POLO PRACTICE (Saturday)
ARENA POLO PRACTICE (Sunday)
This post is dedicated to all of us. 9/11 was a most gorgeous fall day in Queenstown, Maryland. I was scheduled for polo school in Virginia that afternoon. And then all hell broke loose, our lives changed forever. 10 years have passed. Have we done what we wanted to do?
This was posted on Rita’s Facebook page, credit to her favorite blog.
Just a friendly reminder, if we are not doing what we want to do, DO IT NOW.
Love and Peace, Susan