Indigo Polo

Waiting to play

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.

Girls against the Boys

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

Roberto has been managing Marcos’ horses.  He is wonderful.

Roberto is from Chile, a most beautiful country. photo by FJM
Roberto is so good with the horses, and the people!

 

Coneja

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.

Coneja. Photo credit Francisco J. Montero.

 

Getting ready for the Green Cup Polo

Friday night we worked to set up the club and witnessed this beautiful sunset.

Sunset at Capitol Polo Club
The club is pretty well ready on Saturday
The scoreboard is ready. One day my name will be there.
Players getting ready for the preliminary polo match
Here's Buddy with his best friend. Buddy scored all of his penalty shots and won the preliminary match.

 

Park Police demonstration at the Green Cup

This was amazing. Montgomery County (we are in Maryland) Park Police brought their horses to demonstrate crowd control.

These are not polo ponies
Going in to the arena to practice
Park Police Polo – not really
John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted TV show has worked with Montgomery County police to apprehend criminals. He is also a good polo player.

The Green Cup Polo

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.

John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted played in the main match. (photo credit Francisco J. Montero)
John Walsh on his Argentine polo pony. Beautiful! He scored a goal and his team won. Photo credit Francisco J. Montero
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the U.S., H.E. Aziz Mekouar. My daughters are half Moroccan, from Fez, so I am a big fan.
"I wish my Daddy had scored that goal!"
Polo players LOVE trophies
Polo spectators LOVE hats (photo FJM)

 

Arena Practice

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!

I really like playing with Patrick Post
I don't like playing against Patrick Post
We really needed Fernando on our team. He is amazing.
Do I look like a pro?
I love watching the other teams play. We had 4 games each day.
Miguel from the Argentine Embassy grilled the chorizo. Thank you!
Sunny had wonderful Indian food brought in on Sunday. Thank you!
Francisco takes a break from his camera and plays

Check out all of Francisco’s photos here:

ARENA POLO PRACTICE (Saturday)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150794785120582.733861.811140581&l=8bb8fdfb8f&type=1 

ARENA POLO PRACTICE (Sunday)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150795179455582.733957.811140581&l=9cbc8ff667&type=1

 

 

9/11

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?

IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN

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

 

Polo Players’ Magazine

Indigo's efforts in the 2-goal Masters Cup are written up in the Polo Report
I have played polo in Santa Barbara, but not with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!