|Empire Polo Club From the Field|
Sunday was polo day for us. We had a field-side breakfast at the Eldorado Polo Club. You get a great meal, awesome bloody Mary’s, a mountain/palm tree view and the horses are within feet of your table. What a great way to spend a couple of hours on a warm Sunday morning.
Just before noon we headed for the Empire Polo Club. Here we had reserved seats which were also field-side, but up about ten feet so we could see the entire field. They were also shaded, which is great in the 85 degree heat, and we had table service.
|I’d come out of retirement for a divot-stomping job!|
Here we watched two games of six chukkers (periods) each.
Did you know that each polo player goes through about six ponies in a game? Also, the vast majority of these ponies are either a thoroughbred/quarter horse mix or thoroughbreds that have been retrained for polo. These horses hit 35 mph on the field and can stop and turn on a dime.
One of our favorite things to do is the divot stomp. They have several during the afternoon, but our absolute favorite is the champagne divot stomp….where you’re handed a glass of champagne and then you stomp divots. What’s not to love about this sport?!?!
After polo we headed home. Time to grill some steak and relax….and watch Walking Dead!