Click play below see what kind of trouble Jinxy, Quinny (Ann Arbor, MI), and I got into at Ladies Army III in Austin.
Look out to the polo horizon and what will you see? Weekend after weekend brimming with the buzz of tournaments and travel, and many of the same passionate polistas screening, shooting and scoring from dawn to dusk at each new court. Drawn together is the four-corners-of-the-continent family that breathes the same air of anticipation and excitement for each new moment of polo, smells of the same blend of bike grease, beer and adrenaline, and shares your fantasies about those magnitude-8 pologasm moments, like the long shots from half court or a flawless passing play and the unstoppable goal that follows.
Ahead of us now is an endless summer of warm polo-filled days. Let’s kick off the fun with the Long Beach Friendlies. A daylong tournament on May 8 consisting of pick-up and single elimination games, the LB Friendlies will be held as part of the Long Beach Bike Festival this weekend.
Later this year, L.A. is set to host the first Southwest Regional Championships. Dates TBA.
In June there are a variety of reasons to pack up your polo bike and out of state. PDX II (June 18-20) is a good one; so is ESPI5 & Ladies’ Army II (June 25-27). The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships are a mere month after, from July 16-18 in Madison, Wisconsin, and if nothing can come between you and epic polo, then you won’t be missing the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Berlin from August 13-14.
In September we can look forward to winding the warm days at the East Van Crown. There’s quite a few honorary Canadians that are due for a (first) homecoming. Holy shit, what an epic summer of polo!