Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Setting the Hook

Posted on: July 19th, 2015 by Claudia 2 Comments

It was a perfect day to learn polo at Polo Zealot School. Mt Rainier loomed over the polo field at Tacoma Polo Club as seven polo enthusiasts picked up mallets and gave the sport a try.

The pictures are courtesy of photographer Robert Grant, a polo student himself.

 

OSU vs CSU intercollegiate polo

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Claudia

Oregon State hosted Colorado State  Saturday and Sunday January 24 & 25. for the first home games of the season. Games were hard fought and fun for the bigger than expected crowd of spectators.

OSU extends special thanks to Harry Hart and OSU player Abel Estraviz, Northwest Polo Club, sponsored club advertising and the concession stand.

OSU’s schedule is at facebook.com/oregonstatepolo

More photos from Saturday available at claudiajhowell.com

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Polo – Finally!

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Claudia

The weather, the holidays and acts of idiots be damned – polo is back!

 It may have been pouring down rain on Saturday but that didn’t dampen the spirits of Cameron Liberio, Bob Grant and James Daugherty for their first polo lesson of 2015. All three started polo last year but hadn’t played since the fall.

Everyone got re-acquainted with wrapping legs and tying tails before mounting up for a review of polo position and mallet strokes on the offside and the nearside, forehand and backhand.

That done, it was on to the main lesson, a two-on-two scrimmage with the… Continue reading

Arena Polo

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Catch the action. Indoor arena polo Saturday and Sunday March 21 & 22. Start time is 1:00 p.m.

 

Indoor Polo

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Wild and wooly ponies, and out of shape players converge on Oakwood Arena for polo practice at 1 p.m. Saturday February 7. Sunday’s start time will be decided at practice on Saturday. Come watch the rodeo!

Arena Polo Practice

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Post New Year’s hangover indoor polo scheduled for Saturday and Sunday January 17 & 18. Saturday start time is 1:00 p.m. Sunday’s start time will be decided at practice on Saturday. Bundle up and come on over!

 

 

Polo 101

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Claudia

Day broke in blazing sunshine for the July clinic at Polo Zealot School. Karla Tripoli, Susie Heuscher and Leslie Quinto came out to give polo a try. Karla has been trying to find time to take a clinic for months. The date and her schedule finally meshed. Susie has seen a lot of polo from her pottery booth at our tournaments and decided to take the plunge. NW polo players are familiar with her horse-themed trophies at Tacoma Polo Club matches. Leslie is new to the Roy area. The clinic is a great way for her to… Continue reading

Daily Doings

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Claudia

It was a capacity crowd at Tacoma Polo Club July 4th weekend. Every paddock and pen was filled with ponies for the Independence Cup. Twelve teams competed in two days of terrific polo. Thanks to all who came and all who worked to get the place ready. It wouldn’t happen without you. Andrew Towell photographed all the action with his usual excellence. Click here for a link to his photographs. On the heels of the Independence Cup, Polo Zealot School holds an introductory polo clinic this Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Click here for

Hot Polo at the Leo Birthday Bash

Posted on: August 11th, 2012 by Claudia

More than 20 players from around the Pacific Northwest competed in the Leo Birthday Cup this past weekend at Tacoma Polo Club.  Five teams vied in the benefit tournament for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.

Action in the two-goal round robin and the zero-goal match game continued on despite the nearly 95° heat. Taylor, Shelby, Avery and Gracie sold 100 ice cream bars and untold bottles of water. Their college funds are growing.

After dinner, the games continued. Foot mallet piñata smash, as always,  was a great success. Maria Card… Continue reading

New horse, new students, new season

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Claudia

Fanta, pictured above,  is the newest member of the Polo Zealot School string. She’s a Canadian gal who has played polo a long time. She’ll take you the the ball and turn on a dime when the play changes direction. She joins Sadie and Sierra who have been with me since the beginning. Hombre and Tara are coming in the next week or so to fill out the school stable.

The weather has been teasing us. A couple of weekends playing outside and, boom, rain soggies up the field so we’re back to lessons inside. This week… Continue reading