While this year’s beach polo match was almost 30° colder than last year’s, I will never turn down a pony-filled day that also gives me a chance to snap some photos! Abandoning all attempts at dressing “polo-chic,” a group of fellow horse people and I bundled up last Saturday and drove down to Newport, Rhode Island for Newport Polo’s annual beach polo match. Continue reading “Sand, Surf, and Some Ponies”
Nothing can make you realize how much you love your little baby jumps than going to watch upper-level eventers do their thing. My job took me to New York for the Millbrook Horse Trials this year, and while it wasn’t my first time attending an event where some of the best were competing, I still got a bit fangirly when I had to casually walk past Phillip Dutton in the stabling area.
One of the perks of my job is getting to cover amazing events that I usually only get to watch from my computer screen. I recently attended the show jumping and dressage portions of the North American Junior Young Rider Championships and had a blast watching the talent of riders younger than me jumping fences taller than they are.
Polo has become one of my favorite summer events. It’s a day of dressing nice, drinking fancy cider, and ponies with a dash of sea salt in the air. My work gets tickets to Newport Polo and after a busy month where none of us could use them, Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day to head to Rhode Island with a few friends.