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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...

My First Arena Polo Lesson at El Sur Polo Club

I have been trying to learn polo for almost three years now. My excuse for not being amazing yet is the inconsistency in my learning experience, so blaming my #crewlife and moving around all the time for that one. In no way my general capabilities on the horse ; ). I started on a big green field and that’s where I have been learning all over the world, but on this sunny and warm afternoon in Wellington, Florida, I had...

Equestrian Triathlon – Dressage, Jumpers and Polo Swap Disciplines

What happens when you take high-level equestrians from dressage, showjumping and polo and then put them on teams and make them compete in each others disciplines? Entertainment for spectators! 🙂 This past Sunday we witnessed some of the great stars in polo, such as Gonzalito Pieres, Nacho Figueras and Nic Roldan, show their horsemanship in dressage and showjumping. I met Nic as he arrived and he told me “I have jumped a bit before, just messing around, but I have...

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...

112th US Open Polo Championship Facts and Stats

We are approaching the end of the prestigious US Open Polo Championships, the teams have battled out on the field during a total of 16 matches to now find the two finalists, both undefeated so far, Orchard Hill will play against Dubai today, Sunday 24th at 3 pm. For a simple description of the polo rules etc. go to my blogpost What is polo? In preparation for the final I have collected some stats and facts about the US Open: The International...

US Open Polo Semifinal 2016

On this Wednesday April 20th morning the sky was unsettling, as if to mirror the feelings of unnerving excitement for the two battles to be fought on the grounds of the International Polo Club Palm Beach for the Semifinal of the 112th US Open Polo Championship. Polo fans gathered from all corners of the world (and I can say this with certainty as just my little squad span nationalities from Brazilian, to French and all the way down under to...

WCT Women’s Polo Champions Tour Final 2016

April is a spectacular month for polo lovers in Wellington. The US Open evolves during the month and marks the end of the polo season in Florida, making it a fitting time and place to hold the Final of the Women’s Champions Tour at the Grand Champions Polo Club. The weekend tournament started with a kick-off party on Wednesday 13th at The Museum of Polo, where teams were presented, each telling us a little about themselves. It was so interesting...

Wanderlust – What to pack in your carry-on

Saying that I travel quite a bit is no overstatement! Wanderlust has lead me to work as a stewardess for nearly 3 years now and when I am not flying for a living I am traveling for polo as a passenger and I have picked up on a few tricks along the way.   This past October I spent approximately 55 hours inside airplanes as a passenger (Bahrain, London, Miami, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Bahrain, Dubai, Moscow, Almaty, Dubai, Bahrain were...

Horsing around and the great fall

I finally fell off a horse! And before freaking out and thinking OMG is she ok, yes I am and it is a good thing to fall off your horse. I know it sounds a little crazy, but horse-people know what I am talking about. Basically it is inevitable that you will fall off at some point and the longer it takes for it to happen the more fear is built up and that is really bad for riding.  ...

Increasing my polo passion at Grand Champions

Conclusion of my three beginner lessons is that polo is even more amazing to me than before and I can’t wait for my next polo lessons

The US Open Polo Championship Final

The US Open Polo Championship was held this past Sunday the 19th at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach, a highly anticipated day for polo fans everywhere being the last tournament of the US Triple Crown. For more info on the US Open check out my last post here and more about the sport of polo here. I had watched the 16 matches leading up to the finals on Chukker.TV from Bahrain and from Denmark, but I was lucky enough...

US Open Facts and stats

We are approaching the end of the prestigious US Open Polo Championships, the teams have battled out on the field during a total of 16 matches to now find the two finalists, favorites Orchard Hill will play against Valiente on Sunday 19th at 3 pm. For a simple description of the polo rules etc. go to my blogpost What is polo? In preparation for the final I have collected some stats and facts about the US Open: The International Polo Club...

Sunday Funday – 8 hours of watching polo online

I am so happy that it has become more common to film and live-stream polo matches and drone filming is awesome as well. The whole US Open is shown on Chukker.tv and this is the schedule

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