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    #81
    Originally posted by Wanderosa View Post

    We meant to go watch all summer. Seemed like I was either working or we were showing ourselves every Sunday, unfortunately. And a lot of weather cancellations this year. The Safeway in Middleburg is a madhouse at 1pm on polo Sundays! Crowds of dressed up people hauling massive quantities of wine and cheese platters out. I've thought about trying polo because I'm much less nervous riding if I have something else to distract me from the fact I'm riding :0
    Try it! Banbury Cross is pretty fancy and might be expensive but the main teacher there is very well-known so I would start there. Since you can already ride you should be able to get into the "Margarita League" pretty quickly. Beginner adult polo students are a seriously fun group no matter where you go, that's for sure.

    If you ever want to just go watch, they have really nice games throughout the week and it's probably free to show up and spectate in your jeans and t-shirt. I usually avoid the Sunday crowds, not really my style haha. I would go by on a Friday. The high goal teams usually play Friday and Sunday. That's where the best cute Argentine pro watching can be done as well.

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    • #82
      I wish I was close to go watch cute Argentinean polo players
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        #83
        Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
        I wish I was close to go watch cute Argentinean polo players
        Seattle has polo! Go check it out

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          I'm actually about two hours (in the middle of the night with no traffic) from Seattle In reality, can be upwards of three or four hours. I may one day
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          • #85
            Originally posted by Princess Sparkles View Post
            A bit off topic but reminds me of when I was taking Family Law in law school . . . in Ontario there is an "extraordinary expenses" claim parents can make for child support--kid's expensive activities/sports usually fall under this, and my professor told us that it is the most contested area of child support--figuring out what is fair for parents to pay when a kid is involved in an expensive sport.

            Though in Canada, the sport that causes the most grief isn't riding . . . it's hockey, of course
            With the recent recession, many courts are not requiring parents to pay for extraordinary expenses for sports since income is not guaranteed.
            "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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