Category: Polo

FIP Zone A Playoffs at International Polo Club Palm Beach

Sunday was a fun day. Full of polo. First I started off at Grand Champions, which you can read about here (will open in a new page so you can read it, when finished with this post). Then we all headed over to IPC for the final of the FIP (Federation of International Polo) Zone A playoffs. 23 polo players representing their respective countries of USA, Mexico and Guatemala had been training together for a month to compete for a...

USPA Eastern Challenge – La Indiana vs Dutta Corp

Sunday’s are for polo, we all know that. This past Sunday I headed up to Wellington to watch friends play against each other at Grand Champions Polo Club (where I had my first polo lessons). Playing for the final of the USPA Eastern Challenge was: 13 goal team Dutta Corp, with Tim and Timmy Dutta, Kris Kampsen and Piki Alberdi versus 17 goal team La Indiana/Clearwater, Chip Campbell, Michael Bickford, Ezequiel (Gallego) Ferrario Martinez and Jeff Hall.   I had...

113th US Open Polo Championship Final – Witnessing History in the making

The US Open Polo Championship is really one of the highlights of the international polo calendar, and definitely the crown jewel of the polo season in Wellington, Florida, USA. The championship has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach since 2004. I have been lucky enough to attend and witness the exciting final three years in a row now, and this year was definitely a nail-biter. (read the 2016 match here and the 2015 match here) The final...

Black Tie British Polo Day Abu Dhabi

I am loving this tradition of attending the British Polo Day in Abu Dhabi, this was my third year in a row, which now officially makes it a tradition. The first time was a happy coincidence of #FlyingForALiving and #TravellingForPolo where the two were combined. An unexpected work flight took me to Abu Dhabi for a mere 24 hours, just enough to attend the BPD event and fly on. Last year I was in Dubai on holiday, so it was...

The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2017

The Dubai Polo Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the winter season in Dubai, and especially exciting to me. I have attended the tournament games and the final every year since I moved to Dubai for the first time, over 5 years ago. The first 3 years I was simply an enthusiastic spectator, enjoying the amazingly smooth and elegant operations of a day packed with entertainment. Last year I volunteered to help on the final day, just to...

Julius Baer Gold Cup – Dubai Polo Open Draw

Monday, February 6th was one of the big days in my job, as social media and marketing executive at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. It was the press conference and live draw for our most important tournament, The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2017. I have been to many press conferences before, in several different capacities, but this one was a new one for me. I have sat were the reporters were sitting, taking pictures and noting all the important...

Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge

Saturdays in Dubai can be quite fabulous and Saturday November 5th was even more of a delight. My boss and friend Mohammed Al Habtoor invited me to come watch his Habtoor Polo team play in the final of the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge. This was to be the 12th edition of the prestigious 8-goal tournament here in Dubai.   Making my way out to Desert Palm Polo Club I was excited to see the setup, knowing that Cartier polo...

Copa de Oro Cartier Final Polo in Sotogrande

On Sunday August 28th, a full crowd at Santa Maria Polo Club witnessed the culmination of two weeks of intense polo battles when the two greats Dubai and Ayala met at cancha 3 to fight for the coveted Gold Cup Trophy. These athletes had been competing against each other throughout the year in different countries and continents and will next see each other in Argentina, a country most of the top polo players call home. Dubai: Rashid Albwardy 2, Alejo...

Semifinals at Santa Maria Polo Club

Yesterday was a day of tumultuous excitement at the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, where the teams had to give it their all to win in their respective games and thus make it on to the finals of the Cartier Polo Gold Cup this Sunday, August 28th. The first match saw Ayala (Iñigo Zobel 0, Jack Hyde 3, Facundo Pieres 10, Nicolas Pieres 9) play against Brunei (Bahar Jeffri 1, Pablo McDonough 10, Josh Cork 1, David “Pelon” Stirling...

Sandbanks British Beach Polo

In my mind Beach Polo and Britain are not exactly a perfect match, especially not after the summer we’ve been having…But the stars aligned for the weekend of July 8th and 9th in Sandbanks, on the  Southern coast of England. The grandiose setup of the British Beach Polo Championship on the beach near Bournemouth along with warm weather and the occasional sun beam made up for a very fun social polo tournament, where the key word was exactly that: FUN!...

British Polo Gold Cup Final VIP Lunch

Sunday July 17th was an exciting day for all polo lovers in the UK, it was the final of the Jaeger- LeCoultre Gold Cup, the British Open. I woke up early, with that anticipatory feeling of excitement in the pit of my stomach… my friends on the La Indiana team were in the final and they were up against the defending champions of last year: The King Power Foxes. These two powerful teams had been up against each other a...

Polo Fun in Central London

This is a long one with lots of pictures, so you should probably get that cup of coffee or tea ready, then sit back and enjoy 🙂 As always the Chestertons Polo in the Park weekend went by way too fast, with a total of 10 polo matches featuring 310 polo ponies and 28 polo players, gorgeous #MyPoloStyle outfits on the sidelines, over 30.000 spectators, countless bottles of Lanson Rosé champagne and the best street food and shopping London has...

Cartier Queen’s Cup Final – La Indiana vs Dubai

The most prestigious of polo cup finals: The Cartier Queen’s Cup Final had us all on our toes on last Saturday afternoon at the Queen’s Ground of Guards Polo Club. The contenders were team Dubai and team La Indiana, and they presented the audience with an incredible match of two entirely different halves.

La Indiana triumphs in Cartier Queen’s Cup Semis against King Power Foxes

New team La Indiana takes win over undefeated team King Power Foxes and goes on to the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final on Saturday. Yesterday was a day of surprises, from the weather changing every 5 minutes to the result of the second semifinal match played at Guards Polo Club. Anyone who has been following La Indiana, the new team in the Cartier Queen’s Cup, could see that they have the horse power and skills and they work great as a...

5 stretches for your horse

We had a visit from our Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She worked magic on the ponies and shared 5 stretches to do on horses to improve their mobility.

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