Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 Polo for the Point

Polo player leans out for a solid strike
Good eats are on hand each year at Polo for the Point
With Hurricane Sandy passing by the coast of South Carolina, it was a sunny and breezy day for several chukars of polo. The annual Polo for the Point matches benefit the Colleton Center, and are hosted at the Limehouse polo field in Colleton County. Attendees from Charleston, Aiken, Walterboro and other Lowcountry locales come to support these equestrian pursuits, which of course can be traced back in time to the sport of kings across the big pond. Before play commenced, with color commentary provided by Buck Limehouse, there was a fox hunting demonstration by the Lowcountry Hunt group. Then a junior squad of polo players used a shortened field to hold an exhibition match, where the pace of play was a bit slower, but where polo etiquette was executed perfectly. In the feature matches it was the Hall's Chophouse team vs. Limehouse Properties team with polo pros like Brien Limehouse racing up and down the field making artful sweeps with their mallets and scoring lots and lots of goals. Meanwhile patrons feasted on chicken bog, stilton cheese, barbecue shrimp and Colleton officials judged culinary displays in each tent to determine who was the top chef.
Fox hunters inside the polo field goal posts

Colletonian newspaper tailgate group
For past blog entries about Polo for the Point click here.

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