Tag: polo

Weekly Wellness: The Benefits of Polo

The sport of polo has become synonymous with the seemingly wealthy. After all, it is called the sport of kings. From playing the game itself to watching a match, when one thinks of polo it’s accompanied by images of fancy attire, lavish set ups, and large grandstands. While that can be the case, polo remains

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On Sundays We Play Polo

(This article first appeared in the June 14, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Weekend dwellers across the East End are faced with the commuting dilemma of when to come and when to leave. Traffic across both forks becomes more congested than the heat outside, especially down those single lane roadways. For the Westward

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Equine Lifestyles of Long Island

(This article first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Luxury Living Magazine- a subdivision of Newsday Media Group) The connection between horse and rider runs deep THE WILD EAST When envisioning the traditional American cowboy, the Wild West is sure to come to mind. However, factually speaking, it’s the “Wild East” that birthed the

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Meadowbrook Polo Club: Polo from Yesterday of Today

Founded in 1881, Meadowbrook Polo Club (formally Meadow Brook) is the oldest polo club in America where upward of 30,000 people would attend matches regularly in the 1930s. Imagine packed Long Island Railroad trains, congested roadways with thousands of tourists, souvenir vendors and fashionable attire. This was the original equine hot-spot before the Belmont Stakes.

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Polo Spotlight: Slaney O’Hanlon

In 1972 the polo sex barrier was broken by a woman of disguise. After decades of posing as a man during matches, fake mustache included, the U.S. Polo Association admitted Sue Sally Hale into the ranks with its gentlemen. Hale was a pioneer, clearing the way for the fastest growing demographic in a ‘Game of

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