Meadowbrook Polo Club: Polo from Yesterday of Today

Founded in 1881, Meadowbrook Polo Club (formally Meadow Brook) is the oldest polo club in America where upward of 30,000 people would attend matches regularly in the 1930s. Imagine packed Long Island Railroad trains, congested roadways with thousands of tourists, souvenir vendors and fashionable attire. This was the original equine hot-spot before the Belmont Stakes….

28 Days of Awesome: Spring to Action

It’s hard to believe that Summer solstice is upon us. My blog 28 Days of Awesome: Find Your Local Adventure inspired a movement within myself. Though the initial blog was 28 unique things in 28 days I didn’t want to stop there. Why not try new things each season? Hell, I’m making it a blog…

Polo Spotlight: Slaney O’Hanlon

In 1972 the polo sex barrier was broken by a woman of disguise. After decades of posing as a man during matches, fake mustache included, the U.S. Polo Association admitted Sue Sally Hale into the ranks with its gentlemen. Hale was a pioneer, clearing the way for the fastest growing demographic in a ‘Game of…

Bethpage Polo: 2017 Season Opener

On Sunday, June 4 a new kind of season kicked off for Long Islanders, polo season. Despite the rain outside, social members and guests remained dry in the VIP tents as the Jaguar vs Land Rover Challenge began, kicking off the official gate opener at Bethpage State Park. The grey skies above were a solemn…