We love the juxtaposition of the Porsche leaving the sidelines just after the National Anthem and before the women’s tournament. Only on the west coast! Laid back and lovin’ it
Photo by George Leinonen
Catching up: Matthew Fonseca and Jami Chandler are the latest horse people to open a shop in Aiken. Joining Taryn Hartnett (Equine Divine) and Jane Hottensen (Folly) on Laurens St. is Matt and Jami’s Aiken Dry Goods, a nifty shop that marries clothing, birdhouses and tack.
Sunny Hale says the Women’s Polo League has challenged the Gay Polo League to a championship match. Chip McKenney promises this will be an event to remember.
Wedding bells: Former University of San Diego Intercollegiate player Derrick Eells got married this February in his hometown of Lincoln Nebraska to longtime girlfriend Chris Campbell.
Former teammates and Michigan State University Alums both have reason to celebrate; Nicole Wozniak is engaged to Craig deVillers, and Chelsea Bickerstaff will wed Mark Dost. Congratulations and best wishes to you all.
Clint Nangle’s Overbrook Polo Club in Wagener, SC recently returned the invitation of Aiken’s foxhunting fraternity. Earlier this season, The Aiken Hounds hosted polo players for an exciting drag hunt through Hitchcock Woods (polo helmets and jerseys welcome.) In March, members of Aiken Hounds, Why Worry Hounds and Whiskey Road Foxhounds headed down to Clint’s for a round robin polo game. Needless to say, a great time was had by all, especially considering there were quite a few members of all the clubs who actually play polo.
The 10th annual Polo on the Lawn at Prestonwood Polo in Dallas benefits Family Gateway and is a family fun filled day of excitement. Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the Kentucky Derby Day theme with contest prizes going to Best Dressed couple, man, woman, child, pet, best hat, picnic and tailgate. VIP sponsors will enjoy dinner by Applebee’s, Wild Turkey Mint Juleps, Skyy Dragonfruit “polo-tinis”, and exclusive gift bags in a private seating area. Tailgate cabanas are available for private fieldside parties, grandstand seating is first come, or picnic on the lawn. Bounce house for kids, silent auction, live music, Kentucky Derby simulcast and USPA Henry S. Miller Cup polo match. Miss Texas Ashley Melnick will sing the national anthem and throw out the game ball! All attendees over 21 enjoy a traditional champagne divot stomp and take home a commemorative champagne flute and t-shirt.
The Houston Polo Club Show Team of Margaret Mentz, Sydney Shultz, and Juliet Winstone all competed in their first show at The Greater Southwest Equestrian Center on March 12th like seasoned show kids. Trainer Merrily Quincoces says a fantastic time was had by all, and all three girls came home eager to further improve their riding skills.
Bumps and bruises: Rebecca Barrons who along with husband David is a member of Oak Grove Polo Club, broke her leg in the hunt field, right before polo season! Doctor said it was a clean break and she should be back in the saddle soon.
Martin Zegers of Pony Express was knocked out after a collision with Facundo Obregon (who was already filling in for injured Carlucho Arellano) in IPC’s 16 goal. After a trip to the hospital to be checked out, he returned to playing after a few days rest with no problems. Nic Roldan is out for the remainder of the season with a separated shoulder. Oh, ouch!
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