Catching up: Debra Atwell says that playing Miami Beach polo was a lot more fun than she had imagined, “My teammates were two seriously tall brunette models – Paula Chermont from Brazil and Katherine Campos. Both could ride, play and look stunning with the greatest of ease. It felt like we were photographed a thousand times. It was added fun watching all the men openly drool! We qualified but were just beat in the finals by Libby Scripps, Val Biehl and Stephanie Kraml-Suttle. The only way any of us could bring ourselves to say goodbye was by promising a rematch this summer at Saratoga!”
Cali Garcia-Velez checked in to say that Casa de Campo is hosting the FIP Championship Playoffs between the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada and Dominican Republic
Wedding bells in the future for CSU Polo Alum Drew Luplow to Amanda Diehl. We haven’t heard if they’ve set a date yet. Congratulations to them both.
Nicolai Galindo flew in to Houston to fill in for father Carlos who was sidelined in the 8 goal after suffering from sore ribs. Carlos was back in action in a couple of weeks, but it was great having Nic around!
Aiken’s newest hot spot on Wednesday night is Eqwine Bar & Grill at New Bridge Polo. In addition to food and drink, there’s a round robin game of Bocce Ball that’s proven to be quite popular and dare we say, competitive?
Dr. Horace Laffaye is definitely one of our favorite writers, and his latest book, POLO IN AMERICA – A HISTORY, is one that belongs on every polo player’s bookshelf. Check with Horace or the Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame to learn how to get your own copy.
Club news: Aiken Polo Club had a fun day on May 21 with junior and all pro polo exhibitions for a total of 7 chukkers, with barbecue and drinks served all through games. All proceeds benefited the Aiken Junior Polo program.
We heard via the grapevine that the city of Dallas has taken back the park where Las Colinas Polo Club was based.
Dallas certainly won’t be polo-less: Prestonwood Polo Club is going strong or so we hear, with approximately 100 acres, two polo fields, and another going in soon, a regulation size arena and a practice arena.
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