Everybody has their sport. For some it is shopping, for my husband it is football, others cars… for me: horses. Incorporate beautiful animals, people watching and high-end tailgating for a photography trifecta. Last weekend a group of us got together for a girls day and headed off to the Prestonwood polo matches. Believe it or not but it was the first fall weather day we had gotten in Dallas, finally, in November. So our timing was perfect to pack up the car for a little outdoor entertaining and a day of girl time. While it is still Year Of The Horse, you get one more photo-journal horse post… Side note: next year is year of the sheep- don’t count on sheep lifestyle posts.
For example, one of the things the players are much more aware of than the spectators is the flexibility of the mallets. I captured several photos where the mallet appeared to bend around the horse- it was bizarre.
providing nods to a lifestyle that inspires consumers to bring equestrian elegance to interiors and wardrobes. For these luxury brands, every year is year of the horse. Equestrian lifestyle= luxury.
ht: Michael Ryan for sending me this video
“I called it Polo because it was a sport that had a sensibility that was sporty and international. It was stylish” -Ralph Lauren
This Vodka brand is new to me (which means I need to try it)- Marani is California based. Each player from the winning team went home with a bottle and a pitcher.
The luxury entertaining element of polo reminds me of steeplechase days when I lived in DC- pure elegance. Something about the english saddle sports…
this is not the kind of display one would encounter at a rodeo.
This was just a sampling of the 2000+ photos I took that day. Follow me on instagram for luxury lifestyle.
If you are into entertaining, come see the recently updated Traditional Home issue with more of my photography from the fun Traditional Home/Thermador event we attended- also my double feature entertaining article while you are there!