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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...

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...

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...

Dubai Pony Friends

One of the best parts about working at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club is the fact that everywhere you look there is a cute pony, I am surrounded by them all the time! Ok, maybe not all the time, because I work in the office, but my office is located above a stable, so I give the ponies a little cuddle or snack on my way in and out. By the way I call all horses ponies, regardless of size....

La Patrona – a Mexican Polo Adventure

This is a guest blogpost by my lovely friend Larissa Esser. Larissa and I met and immediately bonded whilst staying at Polo Valley in Sotogrande this summer. We share the same passion for polo, travel and new adventures! Larissa is also at novice level, although having ridden horses since she was 7 years old, she only started with polo two years ago and tries to find time in her busy work and travel schedule for polo. Even if it means...

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...

Last month of #CrewLife

This past month of September I have flown across the world and back, twice! Coincidentally it was my last month as a flight attendant on a private jet. People are always quite intrigued when I tell them about my job and this is understandable, it’s a very different job, so far away from anything “normal”, there is a very glamorous side to it, especially in private aviation, but there’s also a lot of challenges. It was a bittersweet feeling saying...

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...

Polo Valley – Living a Polo Dream

When Polo Valley invited me to come and experience the Residential Polo Course in order to review it I was ecstatic and over the moon! I had been eyeing their Instagram account and daydreaming of the beautiful place for a while, so when the opportunity arose I was on a plane to Malaga immediately. I arrived at Polo Valley in Sotogrande this past Sunday, and immediately felt at home. Everyone here is so welcoming and friendly and the settings are just gorgeous. Alvaro,...

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Fanø

Last weekend I had the most exhilarating experience. I was on the little island of Fanø visiting my dad. This island is situated off of the west coast of Denmark and it is so pretty and quaint, and very popular with tourists looking to connect with nature and chill out. We had been cycling around exploring and taking in the pretty views and we found out about the Fanø Rundridning (trail ride in Danish) and that they do a beach...

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!...

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...

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