My Polo Calendar
From the mountains in Switzerland to the beaches in Miami and the deserts of Dubai, polo is played everywhere and all the time! The sport of kings is played in more than 80 countries around the world.
There are different types of polo adapting to the climate, so you have regular grass polo, which essentially is the “original” type of polo, then you have arena polo, which can be played inside a hall making it easier for players who live in countries with 4 seasons to play and practice all year around, then there is snow polo and beach polo, which I think are a bit self explanatory where the sport is played. All versions are exciting and amazing to watch, some just have nicer back-drops like these two:
The rules differ slightly from the different ways of playing polo, but essentially come from the same rulebook, they are just adapted for a smoother game.
Well I was just planning my leave for the year and I found it to be quite difficult, being a polo fan as I am I want to go to as many tournaments, cups and challenges as possible, especially the ones were my friends are playing. I do try to limit myself to a few countries, which incidentally are on different continents, but oh well that’s what planes are for right? In the picture at the top I have jotted down the different tournaments, challenges and cups I would like to attend in this first half of 2015. For the second half of 2015 I already know I want to go to Sotogrande for the High-Goal tournament and I would love to go to Buenos Aires (where this whole polo love affair started) for the Palermo Open and then straight to Aspen, but not all dates have been announced yet, so I will wait with my planning. Now let’s see which of them will actually be possible… Times like these I first of all wish I had the power of teleportation and I also think that:
But then again my job as a stewardess is pretty much like being on vacation all the time, I just don’t choose the destinations 😉
For more information on the world wide polo calendar here are some useful pages: