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#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...

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...

A Week in my Dubai Polo Life

The week here in Dubai starts on Sunday, so whilst my Instagram feed is full of cozy images of lazy #sundaze and polo antics, I am in fact at my desk by 8 am and have a full inbox screaming at me. Sundays always just pass by in a total haze of busy. So many e-mails, meetings and plans and just a long to-do list to get the week going. Some day I will tell you guys exactly what I do...

La Patrona – a Mexican Polo Adventure

This is a guest blogpost by my lovely friend Larissa Esser. Larissa and I met and immediately bonded whilst staying at Polo Valley in Sotogrande this summer. We share the same passion for polo, travel and new adventures! Larissa is also at novice level, although having ridden horses since she was 7 years old, she only started with polo two years ago and tries to find time in her busy work and travel schedule for polo. Even if it means...

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...

The Girl from Ipanema and the Danish Viking

When I tell people I am half Brazilian and half Danish, their reaction is almost always “That is an interesting mix, how did that happen?” Well it’s actually quite a cute and interesting story how my parents met and also explains where my wanderlust comes from. My mom was the girl from Ipanema, although her mum was British, she was born and raised in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. She isn’t your average looking Ipanema girl though and back in...

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...

Life as a Stewardess – Emirates and Private Aviation

It has been a while since my last post, because even though I sometimes forget it myself, I actually have a job. I am a stewardess on a private jet. I cannot disclose any information about who I work for and anything about our passengers or where we are going, but my thoughts about it all are mine and I can share them if I want. Being a stewardess was a dream of mine when I was a little girl....

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Finals

Friday the 13th was the final of the Julius Bär Dubai Polo Gold Cup and it was an excellent day, which I had looked forward to for a long time. The weather was perfect, the company was great and the polo matches were fast and furious and very exciting. This was my third time attending this event in Dubai, which in my opinion is the highlight of the octal calendar and I hope to be able to come back every year....

Beach Polo is coming to Denmark

What do you get when you mix the lovely scenery of the Danish beaches, happy sun-kissed Scandinavians and beach polo? Well you get absolute fabulousness and I cannot contain my excitement for this event. From the 23rd to the 25th of July 6 international teams will be competing in the first ever Beach Polo Event in Denmark. I know that normally you wouldn’t associate Denmark with wonderful summer and a beach polo event, but this is just a well-kept secret....

Polo for the people

It is said that polo is the king of sports and the sport of kings. It most certainly is the king of sports, but nowadays you don’t need to have blue blood to play and enjoy the sport. Polo is one of the best spectator sports, in my opinion at least, as it combines a powerful and exciting game with beautiful surroundings a light atmosphere and an excellent social setting. As there are many pauses in the game, during play...

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...

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