white tank top, Re/Done jeans and red mules

Summerhill Polo
Summerhill Polo

white tank top, Re/Done jeans and red mules
white tank top, Re/Done jeans and red mules

Summerhill Polo
white tank top, Re/Done jeans and red mules

Summerhill Polo

Summerhill Polo
Summerhill Polo

Summerhill Polo
Summerhill Polo

Summerhill Polo
Summerhill Polo

Summerhill Polo

Not too long ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit nearby Summerhill Polo for a match and a mini lesson. You might not know it, but I’m actually an equestrian myself, but haven’t had much experience with polo so I was excited to give it a try. Some of you might be asking yourselves, “hey, why is she being led around? Didn’t she say she’s an equestrian?” Yup. Sure did. But swinging a mallet at a ball while balancing on a moving horse (albeit a slow one) is hard. I’ll be the first to admit my hand-eye coordination sucks, but polo is no joke. This isn’t my first time trying polo and they almost always recommend you start at the walk. So this gave me all the more appreciation for the real polo players when I watched the match afterward. Another thing I appreciated was how well kept and cared for the horses were. I mistook a couple older horses in their late teens for much younger. As a horse owner myself, I know that career longevity means that a horse has been given adequate breaks and hasn’t been pushed so hard that they suffer a career-ending injury. When speaking with Charlie Muldoon (the world champion polo player that runs Summerhill), he emphasized how much Summerhill’s operation centers around the health and happiness of the horses.

As a mom, I love events like these. Summerhill hosts exhibition matches every Saturday evening from June until October 24 and it’s very family friendly. As you can tell, my son had a wonderful time playing with his mini mallet, scampering around with other kids, and watching the horses. And if you want to try your hand at polo, Summerhill offers lessons to all skill levels. My brief lesson with Charlie was super helpful and I actually felt like I was getting the hang of swinging the mallet and (occasionally) hitting the ball!

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Looks like an amazing time! The photos are absolutely beautiful!

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This looks like so much fun!! I would be terrified to try polo, haha. I’ve only ever “ridden” a horse once, when I was like 7.
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That looks like a lot of fun! I’ve only been on a horse once before, and just riding was enough of a workout, I can’t imagine trying to swing mallets too boot! Glad it was a lovely family day though, so nice when you’ve got activities like that nearby.
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Oooh lucky you !! It seemed to be amazing !

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These photos are so cute! I hope you had a great time!

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These photos of you all are so sweet! Looks like such a fun experience, and I have no doubt it was hard!!

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This looks like an amazing event! I love your outfit and the photos are fab too. Great post!

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This is adorable <3 what lovely quality, family time!

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WOW, how cool is this post?! Loved looking at the shots and loved the outfits!
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Such a great travel 🙂
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What a fun experience! I’ve only been on a horse a few times. I can’t even imagine how coordinated you have to be to play polo!

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Polo is so hard! But when you get the hang of it, it can be so rewarding and fun. And when you hit the ball, it’s like the best feeling ever!

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Looks like a great time!!
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Looks like a lot of fun, love the photos!

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Aw seeing these photos and how much fun you’re having with your family made me really smile! Polo looks really cool (and hard). The horses are so cute too! Never thought I’d say that (I’m not really a horse person).

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HOW FUN!!!!

I am certain I wouldn’t be any good at this — lol — mostly because I have never ridden a horse and I am rather uncoordinated.

That being said, I LOVE horses, and I am forever wanting to pet them, brush them, hang out with them. They are so big and beautiful!!!!

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Such a lovely day out! Gemma xx
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