Back in the saddle

It’s time for another season at the Greenwich Polo Club, which, you may remember, we featured on our cover a year ago (“Road Trips”) after the club hosted Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras for the thrilling Sentebale charity match.

If you missed last weekend’s opening action between CT Energia and the White Birch home team – named for club founder Peter Brant’s White Birch Farm and White Birch Paper company – not to worry. Things are just heating up.

June 8 is Horsing Around for Charity day, with proceeds going to the Pegasus Foundation, which offers therapeutic riding. June 15 looks to be a great Father’s Day, with extra hands available to engage the kiddies while Mom and Dad enjoy a breather. There’s a special children’s polo clinic as well as Father’s Day giveaways.

The rest of perfect-for-picnicking schedule is as follows:

June 22, Hat Day – Compete for prizes in your best topper.

July 13, Tailgate Day – Prizes are awarded for the best spread.

Aug. 31 – Virginia’s House of Hope Charity hosts its Polo Benefit for Hope at noon.

Sept. 7 – The season closes in high fashion with the annual 20-goal USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup.

For more, visit greenwichpolo.com. And for my interview with Aussie player Nick Manifold, who oversees the club, click on to http://www.thegamesmenplay.com/blog/2014/5/31/greenwich-polo-club-gallops-into-another-season on my blog, thegamesmenplay.com. – Georgette Gouveia

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