One summer afternoon in 1984, my friend and fellow horse fanatic, Allison invited me to attend a Polo match with her parents in historic Saratoga Springs. From that day on, watching Polo has become a favorite summer activity that I have been able to share with Rob and the kids. While I have been grossly negligent about investigating the Polo matches that are held just north of us in Puerto Morelos, I waste no time in packing the kids into the truck and hauling them up to Saratoga Polo at every opportunity. Because this summer trip is abbreviated and we have a lot of family and friends to accomodate, we are only able to attend one match. Here are some of the photos from our afternoon taken with my unbelievably complicated new "grown up" camera (Nikon D60 VR). Thank you Rob!!!

In the 6th chucker, Buckleigh Farm bested Team Tackeria and took the match. For those of you who have an interest in this exciting game The United States Polo Association has a great website with excellent information about the sport, its history, rules for play and Polo clubs all across the country. Whether you learn to play or just want to watch from the sidelines, this sport of kings is a fast-paced, high-spirited activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old, from all walks of life. So, pack up the car with a picnic basket, folding chairs and a good pair of binoculars to catch all the action. I guarantee you'll be hooked!