Polo is a team sport played on horseback.
The objective is to score goals against an opposing team.
Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet.
Okay… now that we are on the same page 🙂
I swear… what would we do without google!
When I got the invite to attend the Samsung Pink Polo tournament at the beginning of this month I almost said no because sports and I do not mix, we are like water and oil!
This event however peaked my interest because…
- Pink is my favourite colour and anything that casually includes it is always so chic and fabulous in my eyes.
- I knew nothing about Polo in Kenya and was curious to find out more about what it entailed.
- The event sounded quite cool because Samsung was hosting it to mark the launch of the oh-so-gorgeous Samsung S7 Edge Pink Gold.
The Nairobi Polo Club was the venue for the day’s festivities and I knew that it was my kind of event when we walked into the Samsung Lounge only to be greeted by a lovely waitress conducting a wine and cheese tasting. I swear I almost cried at just how perfect her timing was. The hosts went a step further to ensure that the guests were served delicious bitings and drinks throughout the event. My heart was so happy! I mean, if I was going to cluelessly watch a Polo match, at least it was accompanied by happiness!
I am however proud to say that I watched the match and found myself enjoying the amazing energy of the game! It is no small feat riding a horse whilst coordinating the movements of a ball with a kijiti. Watching the players during the game was both exhilarating and exciting and the way both the horses and players were synchronised during the match was so fascinating to watch!
I wish horses replaced matatus for transportation in Kenya. Sigh. I had too many fan girl moments with all the horses at the Nairobi Polo club!
Those creatures are gorgeous!
I honestly wanted to jump on three horses at the same damn time and ride away into the sunset!
We had a jolly good time at the Nairobi Polo Club and I have got the pictures to prove it!
It was a beautiful day.
Thank you as always for reading!
Love and Love