Category: People

USPA Women’s Challenge in Hawaii

Today we have a guest blogger telling us of her experience as captain in an annual USPA Women’s Challenge located on the largest Hawaiian Island, better known as the Big Island. Tyneski Quintel is a local Hapa girl (meaning mixed) of Hawaiian/Chinese/French decent and was born and raised on the Big Island, but currently resides on the most populated island of Oahu. She is a member of Hawaii Polo Club on the famous North Shore, better known for surfing. She...

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...

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...

Angela doing yoga on her horse Snowy

Horse Yoga

I love Instagram, there is no hiding that fact and one of the biggest reasons why I love Instagram (social media in general), is that sometimes I come across profiles of amazing people, who live on the complete opposite side of the planet and I would probably never have crossed paths with them in real life, but online we are all connected somehow and the world is tiny and very accessible. So a while ago I found Angela’s account: Horse_yoga_girl...

Chatting on the Polo Side Lines with Angie Pedreira

  I had the pleasure of catching up with Angie Pedreira, Nico Pieres’s other half, and their adorable son Felix, on the polo sidelines and we had a good chat about the world of Angie. *For those of you who don’t know who Nico Pieres is (in case you have been living under a rock with no polo info whatsoever). He is the youngest of the Pieres clan, the 10 goal prodigies. Nico was recently raised to a 10 goal...

A Week in my Dubai Polo Life

The week here in Dubai starts on Sunday, so whilst my Instagram feed is full of cozy images of lazy #sundaze and polo antics, I am in fact at my desk by 8 am and have a full inbox screaming at me. Sundays always just pass by in a total haze of busy. So many e-mails, meetings and plans and just a long to-do list to get the week going. Some day I will tell you guys exactly what I do...

Pamalina Prints – A Passion for Polo

We all know that feeling of falling in love with a place and that the mere thought of having to leave and therefore not waking up there every day, hurts. Well this is exactly how Pamalina Prints came to be. Pamela had been in Argentina several times and every time she got back to EZE airport she felt like a piece of her was left behind. Last year on her trip to the polo hub in South America she made sure...

Big changes in my #Crewlife

I am sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I have had some huge changes in my life and couldn’t find the peace and calm to write about it. First of all I got a new job, so I had to resign from my job in Bahrain, pack up my life once more and say goodbye to some really great people. People, who had become my family in the year I spent on the island. It...

A quick chat with George Pearson

At the Scandinavian Beach Polo World Cup I had the pleasure of meeting one of the rising stars in UK polo and La Martina’s Ambassador George Pearson. The 19-year-old has been on a horse since he could barely walk (his mother created a special “saddle” with a wicker basket to keep the toddler safe) and has excelled in several equestrian sports since, finally deciding that polo would be his preferred sport. He is a third generation polo player, following the...

The Girl from Ipanema and the Danish Viking

When I tell people I am half Brazilian and half Danish, their reaction is almost always “That is an interesting mix, how did that happen?” Well it’s actually quite a cute and interesting story how my parents met and also explains where my wanderlust comes from. My mom was the girl from Ipanema, although her mum was British, she was born and raised in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. She isn’t your average looking Ipanema girl though and back in...

Fitness for Polo

Polo is an extreme sport. Between steering the horse (which is done with your legs), pushing an opponent away and setting up a swing to then hit the ball and make it go far, a polo player uses just about every muscle in his or her body. Twisting and turning in ways you hardly thought possible. I have been a gym rat since my late teens and would dare to say that I am in pretty good shape. I do...

Boarding School Nostalgia

The greatest part about being a boarding school kid is being part of an awesome community, like a great big family and that the friendships made in boarding school are for life.

Life as a Stewardess – Emirates and Private Aviation

It has been a while since my last post, because even though I sometimes forget it myself, I actually have a job. I am a stewardess on a private jet. I cannot disclose any information about who I work for and anything about our passengers or where we are going, but my thoughts about it all are mine and I can share them if I want. Being a stewardess was a dream of mine when I was a little girl....

Expat Living – adjusting to a new life

Today was a really good day, one of those days that make me feel inspired and motivated to get out of my comfort zone a little more often. I moved to Bahrain about two months ago and I have been such a hermit. My “daily” routine is just to go to my gym and the pool and in the evenings I stay in my apartment watching TV or polo online and reading and writing about polo. Every chance I got...

Polo for the people

It is said that polo is the king of sports and the sport of kings. It most certainly is the king of sports, but nowadays you don’t need to have blue blood to play and enjoy the sport. Polo is one of the best spectator sports, in my opinion at least, as it combines a powerful and exciting game with beautiful surroundings a light atmosphere and an excellent social setting. As there are many pauses in the game, during play...

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