I missed the last two summer seasons of polo. I crave it and am plotting my return to the field. I gained weight, but I also gained a grandson!
This is from the Nordstrom catalog. Now I am seeing the color indigo everywhere!
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 in March 2005. If you love wine, visit Mendoza during La Vendimia.
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 True Indigo, the original source for indigo dye. I took this picture at the New […]
When I am not playing polo I am learning to read music via classic guitar. I am learning note by note.
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 him cantering on his second lesson! You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I […]
Getting ready for grand baby. Although polo will be competing with baseball, as the dad-to-be is a huge Phillies fan.
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 work on my riding and hitting. Some players stay up north and practice. Marcos runs […]
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.)
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.