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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Equestrian Polo, Abu Dhabi Style

I was recently invited to a polo match. It came out of the blue and I didn't know what to think of it. I was thinking I would have to find a crested blazer and an ascot to fit in. I am not Thurston Howell III  but a simple guy who likes simple pleasures and this seemed way out of my league. I was assured otherwise and decided to go.

Thurston Howell III and his wife, Lovey


It was a beautiful Spring day and I rented a car to go to the venue halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I miss owning a car and was excited to have the freedom to go where I want, when I want if only for 48 hours. I am looking for a "beater" car to regain my independence. Taxis and public transportation have their place but there just seems something missing by not owning one's car.

Anyway, I arrived at a well groomed polo grounds. Admission was free and although there was a VIP section, we all decided to go "picnic style" as did most other spectators. Wine, cheese and bread were consumed while watching the action just yards away. Enjoy the images.


Pre-match procession




Ace, enjoying the action!


My Lovely Hostesses


Scoreboard, I still don't know the rules

Ae


Aerial Feats!


  
The guy actually missed the roof but not by much!








Even though I miss my friends and family back in the USA, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in the UAE. I have options and experiences to be had here that I may not have had back home. After all, you only go around once.








 


3 comments:

Neil Roberts said...

Yet again Ace finds himself in the company of gorgeous women...how does he do it?!

Ace said...

I am the Forrest Gump of good fortune, unfortunately, no deals were closed. They are hotties though.

Alas, I am off to Thailand in 2 weeks time so all is well!

Ace said...

By the way, God love 'em all!