Author Archives: Susan Leslie

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

The Argentines, Chileans and Uruguayans are some of the best horsemen and women in the world, hence some of the best polo players. I caught this parade during Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (The Grape Harvest Festival) in Mendoza, Argentina … Continue reading

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Indigo

The plantations around New Orleans started with indigo as a crop until they discovered the processing of the plant’s leaves was killing the workers.  Also, the crops were devastated by worms, and they switched to sugar cane. Indigofera Tinctoria is … Continue reading

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Note by Note

When I am not playing polo I am learning  to read music via classic guitar.  I am learning note by note.

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Happy New Year 2012

Paul and I drove to Charles Town, West Virginia to our friends’ new polo club, Mountain View Polo (http://www.mountainviewpolo.com) to spend a few days working on riding and polo. Paul had ridden a horse once in his life, and Laura had … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Polo Fans

Getting ready for grand baby. Although polo will be competing with baseball, as the dad-to-be is a huge Phillies fan.

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Winter Months

Where do the polo ponies and players go during the winter?  Most take the winter off, and the lucky ones travel south.  The big polo mecca is in the Wellington, Florida area.  It is my dream to go there and … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank you to everybody at Capitol Polo Club for a great season.  Marcos gave Juanita and I the Most Valuable Person awards, for entering our teams in tournaments.  Thank you!  (See my post from 8/18/11.)  

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End of Polo Season Game

Saturday October 29th we got unseasonably SNOWED out of polo. The 30th was the last day of the season. Very wet in the arena, but lots of fun.

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Arena Polo

We had a cool overcast Saturday and a glorious Sunday of polo practice. The fields are still wet, we are done on the grass for this season.

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Capitol Polo Fall Women’s Challenge

It was a challenge! Played on Comus Sky Team with Juanita and Nivedita against Marisa, Maika and Rachel. We held our own, Juanita scored 6 goals against their 9. Great hitting! And she had a perfect penalty shot. I don’t … Continue reading

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