Saturday, May 19, Mountain View Polo in Charles Town, WV, hosted their spring open house, giving Panhandle residents an opportunity to experience "The Sport of Kings."
Laura Goddard and Hugo Pasten headed up opposing teams for the match, giving guests a chance to see the caliber of riders and horses that make Mountain View Polo one of the Panhandle's crown jewels.
After the four chukker (polo-speak for inning) match, spectators were given the opportunity to mount up and give the mallet a swing. So how did I do? Let's just say I need quite a few polo lessons before anyone picks me for their team. Polo is a sport that must be played right-handed, so as a lefty, my polo skills are seriously lacking. But, that's what lessons are for, right?!
Speaking of lessons, Mountain View Polo offers both private and group lessons in addition to clinics and summer camps for the kiddos (more info here).
I should also mention that Mountain View Polo is located conveniently next door to Bloomery Plantation Distillery, should you need a post-polo pick-me-up ;)
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