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How to Stretch and Warm Up for Polo

*Guest Blog Post* India, founder of Chukka Wellness shows us a quick warm-up routine (perfect for when you’re pushed for time). It is essential to warm up and cool down your ponies before a match, so why do so many of us forget to prepare our own bodies for the game? Just like the ponies, we need to warm up our joints and muscles for the high impact game and eliminate the risk of straining a muscle or damaging a...

Equestrian Bucket List Riding Polo Horses on the Beach in Hawaii

This last Sunday I fulfilled one of my big equestrian bucket list items, I have already ridden on the beach a few times (St. Maarten, Fanø ) but doing it in Hawaii has always been a dream of mine. My friend Danielle Travis (check out her awesome travel face masks so you don’t get sick on your next flight, The Barrier Method) lives in Hawaii and she knew the right spot to take me. The people at Hawaii Polo Club and Hawaii Polo Trail...

A Morning of Polo in China

Wherever I go I always try to find a polo club, so on a recent trip to Tianjin, China, I reached out to my friend Rebecca who knows everyone in the Chinese polo scene and she connected me to John Fisher, the polo manager at the Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in Tianjin. John kindly sent a car to pick me up at my hotel. Driving through the massive metropolis that is Tianjin was quite astonishing and then to roll up...

How To Plan a Polo Holiday in Argentina

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I couldn’t agree more with this statement and one of the adventures that have added the most to my life experience was my polo holiday in Argentina last year. I can highly recommend for any polo person to go to Argentina, where you feel the heart and soul of polo. I can understand that it can be quite scary to go on a polo holiday to a new place...

CPH Polo – How To Start A Polo Club and Community

Polo is fairly new in Denmark, with the Danish Polo Association established only in 2012 and the first polo club was established in 2015.  In 2013 the first polo event was hosted in one of the parks in central Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Polo Open (which was actually the subject of my Master’s Thesis, but more on that another time), two years later the Scandinavian Beach Polo World Cup was hosted on the pristine beach of Hornbæk. Both events attracted a...

Chukkers at Jerez Club Polo Del Sol

On my quest to visit as many polo clubs as I can, my latest adventure took me to Jerez de la Frontera, a sleepy yet elegant and historic town in Southern Spain. Jerez is about an hour and a half drive North-West from Sotogrande, one of the melting pots of polo in Europe. The drive is beautiful, through a reserve with rolling hills of green and rivers on a smooth highway. When we, Kegan and I, arrived in Jerez the...

The Polo Match of the Year – International Day

The Westchester Cup is historically a very important match, played for the first time in 1886 and now 18 times throughout its history, though only four times since World War II. The actual cup was created by the famous jewellers Tiffany & Co. and has been in England for a while and after this Saturday the Brits will hold onto it for at least one more year until the rematch in the US in 2019. The USA currently holds the record...

Croatia Trail Ride

Croatia is a beautiful country and after seeing quite a bit of it by sailboat I, of course, wanted to do some exploring on horseback. A quick search on TripAdvisor and I found Kojan Koral stables in the Konavle area, which was only 20 minutes from where we were staying. The locals of Dubrovnik told us that it had not rained in the summer for as long as they could remember, but we were so “lucky” to have rain at some point...

La Pampa Polo – An Argentinian-British High Quality Polo Brand

La Pampa Polo is a quintessentially Argentinian brand, everything from the heritage to the sourcing and production of their leather is done in a true Argentinian way with heart and soul. This high-quality brand is a newly established sister brand of Pampeano, as the need for specific high quality, yet fairly priced, polo leather goods grew beyond the stylish fashion and home goods brand of Pampeano.  The whole process behind their beautiful products starts with the local Argentinian leather craftsmen,...

La Indiana Finally Wins The Cartier Queen’s Cup

Sunday, June 17th marked a very important day in the English, and international, polo calendar, it was the final of the most sought-after of polo tournaments, the Cartier Queen’s Cup, played at Guards Polo Club in Windsor, on the Queen’s ground and in front of the Queen. Doesn’t get more prestigious than that! I flew in from Denmark early that morning to witness the grand final and I was shaking with excitement, or possibly shivering from the cold. Team La...

Queen’s Cup Semi-Finals 2018

Wednesday, June 13th was an important day for high goal polo in England, as the Semi-Finals for the Cartier Queen’s Cup was played out on the Duke and Queen’s grounds. Two fairly new teams in the English high goal took to the field for the first match, Park Place vs Valiente.  Park Place is new to the high goal scene and fairly new to the polo scene in general! Patron Andrey Borodin only started playing polo 3 years ago. Evidently,...

Chestertons Polo in the Park 2018 – Polo Fun in London

Chestertons Polo in the Park is a sacred weekend in my calendar, it is a tradition I have with my two besties (Tiller and Ponti) that regardless of where we are in the world on that weekend we meet up in London and have a blast watching the sport of kings in Hurlingham Park. This year was our sixth year attending the 3-day event and it did not disappoint, it just went by way too fast, I guess time just...

Aiken Polo – Pete Bostwick Cup Final

On my quest to discover polo in different spots of the world, I have made my way to one very special and historic place for American polo, Aiken in South Carolina. Aiken is home to many famous high goalers (check out this blogpost if you are new to polo), such as Adam Snow (former 10 goals), Tommy Hitchcock (former 10 goals), Tommy Biddle (former 8 goals) and Julio Arellano (8 goals), it is where Alan Meeker, a renowned name in...

Mother’s Day (Polo) Gift Guide

Have you been wondering “What gift should I get for my mom for mother’s day?” Look no further, I have curated a mother’s day polo and equestrian gift guide, whether she is into polo herself or you just want to give her a special gift that will remind her of your polo passion.

A Surprising US Open Polo Championship 2018 Final

Sunday, April  22nd, was a day many were looking forward to. The prediction was that team Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Tommy Beresford, Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso) would also take home the third trophy in the American Triple Crown of 26-goal polo. Being the strongest team throughout the high goal season, with the two top players in the world (Cambiaso and Pieres) playing together in the blue jerseys, it was thought to be a sure win. (If you are new to...

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