Tagged: Flying for a living and Traveling for polo

#PoloWifeLife with Mechi Venancio

On my latest trip around the world with my #CrewLife  I had luck on my side and was in Dubai exactly on the day the McLaren Cup started at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Watching Zedan play against UAE was very exciting as there was a clash of titans between 10-goalers Pablo MacDonough and Pablo Pieres. On the sidelines, I managed to catch up with Mechi Venancio, Pablo MacDonough’s wife and their three adorable kids. We had a little chat...

Chestertons Polo in the Park Final

Sunday is Family day at Chestertons Polo in the Park and the polo pitch was transformed by Sharky & George and Eddie Catz into a children’s wonderland for the Little Hooves Kids Club and a polo match on bouncy ponies. (we, of course, did not see this as we were slow in getting up Sunday morning after Saturday’s fun in the sun). We did make it just in time for the first match, and I put my GoPro on my...

Getting ready for Chestertons Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo in the Park is only three days away!!! And I am clearly very excited. I love this event and travel from near and far every year to attend. You can read more about my previous experiences on the links at the bottom of this page. When people ask me why I love Chestertons Polo in the Park so much, I beam with excitement and smile from ear to ear and say “It is just so much fun!” and...

Marbella Club Equestrian Center

Marbella is one of those places that immediately draws your thoughts towards beaches, fancy restaurants and a general feeling of luxury and well-being, and the Marbella Club is the quintessence of old-glamour for modern day life. My brother now lives in the beautiful town, so hopefully I will have the opportunity of visiting often. On this visit, we discovered an amazing place I had never been to; the Marbella Club Equestrian Center. A short 20 min drive from the Marbella Club Hotel,...

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...

What goes on at Chestertons Polo in the Park

It is almost time!!! Time for the biggest polo party of the London summer! Chestertons Polo in the Park begins next Friday, June 3rd and I am clearly very excited about it. Last year I flew in from Bahrain, the two years prior to that I hopped over on an Emirates jumbo jet from Dubai. This year I will make the trek all the way from Chelsea, London, most likely in an uber. Haha. Whatever it takes, from wherever I am...

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...

British Polo Day Dubai 2016

The sun was high and so were our spirits as we were heading out to the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club to attend the second British Polo Day (BPD) event this year (the first one was the previous Saturday in Abu Dhabi). I invited my friend Nastasia to join me and as the driver sped down Sheikh Zayed Road I gave her a little lesson on what polo is all about and how to follow the game. The day before...

British Polo Day Abu Dhabi 2016

Once again I had the absolute pleasure of attending the BPD Abu Dhabi event. The settings were magical and elegant, beautifully dressed women and men sipping glasses of champagne, exactly how everyone imagines a day at polo to be.   It is no secret that I am a huge fan of British Polo Day, the concept behind these events is to unite Brits living abroad and locals for a fun day of polo, creating a relaxed setting for interaction and...

Equestrian Bucket List: Beach Ride

Whilst in the Caribbean on the island of Saint Martin I had an amazing experience horseback riding on the beach at the Seaside Nature Park.

#MyPoloStyle

I am so excited because Chestertons Polo in the Park is right around the corner, happening on 5th, 6th and 7th of June in Central London at the Hurligham Park in Fulham. This is really one of my favorite social polo events of the year, as I also mentioned in my post Polo for the People. My best friends and I have been there the past two years and we will be there this year again, which is so special, because...

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