When you get a chance, go hang out at a polo match on the beach. It is a special backdrop of sand and water bringing the horses into a setting that is unique and fun. Shops and food carts are set up for the fans where if you dare, you will enjoy your day.
There is a little Island off the Coast of Maryland, called Assateague Island. The ponies live in herds, managed by the park, where ocean bathers and ponies can be seen laying in the sand, and swimming in the ocean. The ponies once thought to have been washed ashore in a sea-wrecked Spanish ship, the myth is sometimes followed up with farmers sending their herd to graze and fatten up, without the use of fencing.
Summer season will delight any child or horse lover. Off seasons bring in flocking sea birds, which live in dominion with the ponies. A special treat for a family and wondering travelor.
Carlitos doesn't believe life is about things, but instead about "being happy and having the right values."
"We want to bring back the key that unlocks the door to polo." Carlitos says.
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Thank you Photographers, Philippa Davin; Sheryel Aschfort, The Polo Paparazzi; Sandy Pallot Klein; Silvitina Canal; and the Gracida Library
Thank you Carlitos for a great interview! GT Courbette
Juan Bollini: Never
Most Valuable Player Juan Bollini of Casablanca. Photo By Scott Fisher
Today, Juan Bollini is Director of Operations at the Polo School at Grand Champions and Aspen Valley Polo Club. Through his determination, example, and longevity, Bollini has developed a group of up and coming polo players that are competing in low, medium and high goal tournaments. You can see Juancito Bollini, Juan's son out on the field with professionals like Carlitos and Nano Gracida, Nic Roldan and Brandon Phillips, The premier polo schools, Polo School at Grand Champions and Aspen Valley Polo Club, are owned by Marc and Melissa Ganzi.