What do I know about the timeless sport of Polo?
Well, I know that Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry seem to always be dolled-up in jaunty attire, astride a trusty stead on the playing field.
Let's just forget that Prince Harry was recently dashed off his horse while competing. Twice.
Princes need a break, right? He wasn't hurt, so all was well in the UK.
More interesting to me is the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World in Wellington, Florida, which is just a few clicks down I95.
So, when Braman Motor Cars issues us a friendly invitation to attend a match at the International Polo Club, we accept, knowing we will enjoy the event and knowing they know how to properly host a soiree on the grass.
Sipping champagne, while feasting on delicious food selections is not a bad way to spend a beautiful South Florida afternoon outdoors.
Hosted by Devin Jackson, Braman brings their first-class service to the sidelines of the Polo field, and enjoy it, we do.
Honestly, I lay no claim to in-depth knowledge of the game of polo, football, hockey or any other sport. I know enough to know I don't know enough about any of these games. I am comfortable with it, as you do not have to be expert in any of these arenas to enjoy some overall fun.
Personally, attending a polo match is an opportunity to dress-up a little, and sort of step into a world where you see all sorts of people. Some opt to be entirely casual, while others step out of the most high-end of vehicles wearing the most high-end attire.
There is truly something for everyone at a polo match, that is a fact.
Whether I know (I don't) the rules and regulations of the game, I definitely have a deep appreciation of the magnificent creatures galloping at high speeds up and down a large green patch of grass. The riders are skilled, that is obvious, even to a novice such as me.
Grateful am I to live where the game is played in the winter, and we get to attend and sink into the allure of something a bit foreign.
It isn't every day you see a booth for Veuve Clicquot. Just seeing that is almost enough for me.
The best part, beyond the champagne swilling, is when everyone converges on the field to 'stomp the divots."
Oh, forget about flipping those little patches of turf back into place, and focus on the guys who drive their vehicles into the center of the field and begin tossing out little promotional goodies.
Gerry always manages to grab one for me.
Yes, I am starting my very own Polo Pony Herd. Even if they are just foam.
Don't judge me!
Giddy-up! -- Pam
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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