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Cartier Queen’s Cup Semifinals 2017 – La Indiana and RH Polo on to Finals on Sunday

Driving down the lane towards Guards Polo Club, nestled in the Royal Windsor Great Park, I felt butterflies. Watching high-goal polo does that to me, especially when friends are on the field. Michael Bickford was actually one of the key people who introduced me to polo 7 years ago in Argentina and I have seen him play in 4 different countries. Last year he and his La Indiana team made it to the final of the Queen’s Cup and were...

Ladies Day at Chestertons Polo in the Park

Saturday is famously Ladies Day at Chestertons Polo in the Park and what a day it was. The park was packed with some 16.000 people ready to enjoy polo (and party) in the centre of London. The glorious sunshine definitely helped and inspired some gorgeous outfits. We spotted many florals and summer dresses, pastel colours and interesting sunglasses, it was a #MyPoloStyle party and everyone was invited! I have spotted a few on Instagram I felt needed mentioning here. I...

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...

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!...

Polo Fun in Central London

This is a long one with lots of pictures, so you should probably get that cup of coffee or tea ready, then sit back and enjoy 🙂 As always the Chestertons Polo in the Park weekend went by way too fast, with a total of 10 polo matches featuring 310 polo ponies and 28 polo players, gorgeous #MyPoloStyle outfits on the sidelines, over 30.000 spectators, countless bottles of Lanson Rosé champagne and the best street food and shopping London has...

La Indiana triumphs in Cartier Queen’s Cup Semis against King Power Foxes

New team La Indiana takes win over undefeated team King Power Foxes and goes on to the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final on Saturday. Yesterday was a day of surprises, from the weather changing every 5 minutes to the result of the second semifinal match played at Guards Polo Club. Anyone who has been following La Indiana, the new team in the Cartier Queen’s Cup, could see that they have the horse power and skills and they work great as a...

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...

The Royal Box of Guards Polo Club with La Martina

I absolutely love to watch polo, whether from a grandstand, lunch terrace or sitting on the back of a pick-up truck I am equally delighted as I am focused on the game. The beauty and excitement of this noble sport is mesmerizing. Although I must say this past Sunday, May 15th, was quite a majestic treat. I was invited by La Martina to an exquisite lunch in the Royal Box of Guards Polo Club, as in where the actual Queen...

My first chukker

Last week was amazing! I was around polo horses a lot and the highlight: I played my first chukker!! (for non-polo people: I played in my first polo match!)

Visiting the La Martina Store on Jermyn Street

The La Martina flagship store in London on Jermyn street is a place where Argentinian polo tradition meets classic British tailoring tradition. On my last trip to London I finally had the opportunity to go in for a visit (on my own initiative to see the shop and share this story, La Martina has not sponsored this post). Martin, the store manager, welcomed me to the lovely store and told me the story behind this particular La Martina location. La...

#PoloLife

Most of my #PoloLife posts so far include high-goal tournaments with glamourous parties where champagne is poured by the liters and divot-stomping is more of a picture-moment than an actual spectator “job”. Most matches I have watched the horses are brought out by the many grooms all tacked up and ready to play and they get taken away after to get cleaned and un-tacked somewhere else. These are the privileges of playing polo in Dubai or having a large operation....

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.  ...

Fitness for Polo

Polo is an extreme sport. Between steering the horse (which is done with your legs), pushing an opponent away and setting up a swing to then hit the ball and make it go far, a polo player uses just about every muscle in his or her body. Twisting and turning in ways you hardly thought possible. I have been a gym rat since my late teens and would dare to say that I am in pretty good shape. I do...

Finals day at Chestertons Polo in the Park

The third day of Chestertons Polo in the Park was as picturesque and beautiful as the previous two days, which you can read about here and here. As the temperature was rising so was the excitement of which team would take home the trophy. With the best view and delicious food and wine in the Sponsor’s Marquee we decided to stay put and concentrate on the matches.     The Runner’s up Final had our team Abu Dhabi battle against team...

Ladies Day by Little Miracles Drinks – Polo in the Park

The second day of Chestertons Polo in the Park was sold out for a reason, it was Ladies Day sponsored by Little Miracles Drink. I was honored to have been invited by the main sponsors of the event Chestertons, as I helped write the “What to wear at Chestertons Polo in the Park” article on their website before the event.     I must say that one of my favorite parts of this day was to people-watch and look at...

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