Gorgeous polo weather

Coneja, on the lineup. I always play the #1 position. Photo credit Francisco J. Montero

Are we lucky, after all of that rain and cold, to have a beautiful weekend.  We are still in the arena, as the fields have not dried out yet.  Here’s a clip from Marisa’s coaching chukker:  I had a great play, and then lost it.

Coaching chukkers

It was gritty in the arena.

Piece of the ball on Coneja

These clips were taken by Paul with our little Nikon Coolpix.  It was my first attempt at trimming in iMovie, and uploading to YouTube.  I even got an email from YouTube congratulating me on my first upload!  Learning to play polo AND blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Jobs

Woke up this morning to the news that my hero has passed on.  He was about my age. His life message is very powerful – do what you love and don’t settle.

It has been my dream to play polo for the last 20 years!  Through raising my daughters I never had the resources.  I am playing now, but not enough to get good at it.   I will realize my dream to become an A rated player, and I will name one of my horses Manzana (Apple).

Thank you Steve Jobs!

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Winning

When I am not playing I am daydreaming about playing, and how I can play faster and better.  Came across this picture from last year’s 4 goal US Polo Association tournament – I was on the winning team with Marcos, Sunny and Santiago.

Sweet Victory

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RAIN

It has not stopped raining, and polo is cancelled today. Again.  Wish I was in Chicago playing on the women’s team of the first beach polo match.  Polo on the beach in Chicago!!! Awesome.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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