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Intercollegiate Polo

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by Claudia

The USPA encourages college students to start new polo clubs at their school. The Pacific Northwest have longstanding  intercollegiate teams at Oregon State, Washington State and University of Idaho.

The New York Times published a story about some new college polo teams in New York.

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A moveable polo feast

Posted on: March 5th, 2012 by Claudia

Celena Pentrack hosted my polo clinic at Griffinwood Stables in Olympia in mid-February. The stable, owned by Catherine & Mike Milanoski, boasts a party room for the lecture part and a wonderfully spacious covered arena for the mallet drills and scrimmage.

Alice McKnight, certified umpire and fellow Tacoma Polo Club member, joined me in passing on the polo addiction on to seven intrepid riders.

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Starting the new year in style.

Posted on: January 4th, 2012 by Claudia

The new year is starting off on a positive note. The arena tournament at Rose City Polo put on by Brandon Alcott and Maria Card was big success. Two round robins on a cold winter weekend is an impressive turn out.

Today was a beautiful day for exercising the horses. I don’t want them too fresh for my three students this weekend at the Tacoma Polo Club. Another potential student is considering taking the plunge on Sunday. I do love being a polo enabler.

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Life as a polo instructor

Posted on: July 21st, 2011 by Claudia

This blog is an intermittent chronicle of a former farmgirl (that would be me) who has returned to country life in a new career as a polo instructor after more than 30 years as a photojournalist and portrait photographer.

I took my first foray into polo school marketing tonight. I donned my best polo shirt, whites and boots, and attended a Tacoma Chamber of Commerce get together at the Adriatic Grill. Dressed as I was, it was really easy to open conversations.

It was a lot easier to talk to people about polo than it was about… Continue reading