Author: Diana

How to tack up a polo pony

  Tacking up a horse is one of the basic and main lessons you learn at Pony Club, but for us crazy people who decide to learn to ride a horse at an adult age, we don’t get to go to pony club and most often our horses are all tacked up, shiny and ready for us to hop on. As easy and convenient as that is, knowing how it’s done is actually quite important. If you do not know...

PoloPeoplePlaces in Dubai wearing Vernet Paris Polo Mallet Bracelet

From the polo fields to our wrists, the story behind the iconic Vernet Polo Mallet Bracelet

Equestrian style has been a great source of inspiration for many brands throughout fashion history and is popular with non-equestrians too. So much so, that it has at times even become mainstream. Though polo nuts know how to tell other polo nuts apart from just fashion nuts. We feel that we belong to a special club, the international polo club and we want to show that in every way we can. Overflowing our friends’ social media feeds with our polo...

The Final Hurrah – Ayala wins the Copa de Oro at Santa Maria Polo Club, as Iñigo Zobel bids farewell to the High Goal

Sunday August 27th was an exciting day in Sotogrande, the 5 weeks of intense polo matches had led up to this moment, where two of the best teams would have the final showdown. Ayala: Iñigo Zobel 0, Gregorio Gelosi 4, Santiago Laborde 6 and Facundo Pieres 10 vs La Indiana: Michael Bickford 1, Juan Gris Zavaleta 8, Byron Watson 3, Agustin (Tincho) Merlos 8 After a tumultuous season for La Indiana (to say the least, with the amount of injuries and team...

Lechuza Caracas win the Maserati Silver Cup

Sunday the 13th of August was a big day at Santa Maria Polo Club. Seven teams had competed over two weeks to find the finalists, the two teams who would fight the final battle in the high goal Maserati Silver Cup 2017. Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada: James Fewster 1, Pascual Vicuña 6, Facundo Sola 8 and Martin Podesta 5 Lechuza Caracas: Victor Vargas 0, Will Harper 0, David Stirling 10, Juan Martin Nero 10 A warm and windy afternoon...

Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup Final 2017 – King Power Foxes do it again

It was a very wet and grey day in the U.K. which is not unusual, though after the recent heatwave we had hoped for a sunny day, so we were slightly disappointed. Luckily I had 3 of my best friends with me in England and we were ready and pumped to watch the Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup Final at the Cowdray Park Polo Club, so we agreed to bring our own sunshine. We packed up the car with snacks, drinks...

PoloPeoplePlaces interviews polo player Fred Mannix

#PoloLife with Fred Mannix

During my trip to the UK for the Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup Final, I managed to meet up with Canadian 8-goaler Frederick Mannix, who was in the UK playing for Sommelier Polo. They had a fantastic season making it to the semifinals where they competed against their “brothers”, El Remanso (Sommelier is George Hanbury’s team and El Remanso is his brother Charlie Hanbury’s team). On that slightly rainy Thursday morning, Philippa and I got in the Silver Bullet (my friend’s...

Hotel Tour – Kings Head Hotel Cirencester

On my recent trip to Cirencester, U.K. for the Kings Head Hotel Ladies International match, I was spoiled with a night’s stay at the Kings Head Hotel and it was nothing short of wonderful. After a full afternoon of polo at the Cirencester Park Polo Club, the Kings Head Hotel invited me for dinner and I invited my UK family Sam and Tom along. We had a very yummy 3-course meal, Sam and I went for salads and the sea...

Kings Head Hotel Ladies International Match – England vs USA

An exciting day for women’s polo, Cirencester Park Polo Club was host to the Kings Head Hotel Ladies International Match. Team USA had travelled across the pond to meet the Swarovski England Team in a heated 4 chukker battle. I had great chats with Tamara Fox and Nina Clarkin, who are #SistersInMallets and in real life as well. These two have been playing polo together and against each other for over 20 years, with only a few years missed due...

Cambiaso trio debut at British Polo Day GB

On Saturday 24th of June British Polo Day hosted their 60th event globally. The fabulous day started off with a Nyetimber reception at the beautiful Black Bears Polo grounds. “British Polo Day is an unparalleled platform celebrating the history and heritage of polo with a global community, bringing together the world’s top companies and key influencers. It provides a platform for business in emerging and growth markets, giving partners enviable access to international contacts.” Lunch was served in the marquee,...

Cambiaso wins his 10th Cartier Queen’s Cup

On a scorching hot Sunday afternoon of the recent UK heatwave, two of the best teams in UK polo had a great battle on the Queen’s Ground at the renowned Guards Polo Club in Windsor. The Cartier Queen’s Cup is one of the highest rated tournaments in the U.K. and in the world. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments to win and the trophies are handed over by her Majesty the Queen of England. A total of 10...

Cartier Queen’s Cup Semifinals 2017 – La Indiana and RH Polo on to Finals on Sunday

Driving down the lane towards Guards Polo Club, nestled in the Royal Windsor Great Park, I felt butterflies. Watching high-goal polo does that to me, especially when friends are on the field. Michael Bickford was actually one of the key people who introduced me to polo 7 years ago in Argentina and I have seen him play in 4 different countries. Last year he and his La Indiana team made it to the final of the Queen’s Cup and were...

Chestertons Polo in the Park Final

Sunday is Family day at Chestertons Polo in the Park and the polo pitch was transformed by Sharky & George and Eddie Catz into a children’s wonderland for the Little Hooves Kids Club and a polo match on bouncy ponies. (we, of course, did not see this as we were slow in getting up Sunday morning after Saturday’s fun in the sun). We did make it just in time for the first match, and I put my GoPro on my...

Ladies Day at Chestertons Polo in the Park

Saturday is famously Ladies Day at Chestertons Polo in the Park and what a day it was. The park was packed with some 16.000 people ready to enjoy polo (and party) in the centre of London. The glorious sunshine definitely helped and inspired some gorgeous outfits. We spotted many florals and summer dresses, pastel colours and interesting sunglasses, it was a #MyPoloStyle party and everyone was invited! I have spotted a few on Instagram I felt needed mentioning here. I...

Chestertons Polo in the Park – International Match Day

It was Friday the 9th of June, the sun was shining and there was an electric feeling in the air, caused by our excitement for Chestertons Polo in the Park. Two of my best friends, Cecilie (nickname Tiller) and Sophie (nickname Ponti) and I had travelled from Copenhagen to London the day before. This is now the fifth year we have met up in London, from all corners of the world, to enjoy a weekend of polo fun in central...

Getting ready for Chestertons Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo in the Park is only three days away!!! And I am clearly very excited. I love this event and travel from near and far every year to attend. You can read more about my previous experiences on the links at the bottom of this page. When people ask me why I love Chestertons Polo in the Park so much, I beam with excitement and smile from ear to ear and say “It is just so much fun!” and...

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