I had the great pleasure of watching a polo match just down my road!
I rode horses (English and hunter/jumper) for a very long time, and as many of you know, I have a horse of my own! I’d never seen a polo game though, and what better way to become even more British before I hop the pond!
I stomped on some grass divots thrown up during the first half, as well as learned some great “polo-isms”! A “chukker” is the 7 and a half minute ‘time of play’ that occurs, much like ‘quarters’ in a basketball game. There are three “chukkers” per half.
At half, there was a hilarious hat judging contest. These ladies won.
As if any hat could beat those babies!
It’s been wonderful weather here in the midwest – mid 70s and sunny – and I’m embracing it. Absolute favorite weather.
I also made a friend.
My evening following polo was full of wood-fired pizza (sausage, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms), and a small wine tasting.
Happy Saturday to you, folks!