Polo For Heart 2013

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Once again this year we took in the Polo for Heart hosted at the Toronto Polo Club. - June 14-16, 2013

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Those lucky enough to have a "Power of the Blue" aka Bank of Montreal card to flash, got VIP  parking - that meant they got to walk less than I did.

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So much rain in the Toronto area during the month of June! The wet fields were a disappointment on Friday.

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2013 marks the 34th year of games and this years proceeds are going towards The Heart & Stroke Foundations Stroke Recovery Centre as well as contributing towards a new MRI machine for Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.

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Sadly the weeks heavy rain meant, the players needed to slow down and also use an indoor ball.

20130614-224_web_960_btdd Wet and  slipper lawns do not make conditions very friendly for galloping horses.

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Naturally my eye got a little distracted by the dogs in attendance!

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The very few that attended were perfectly behaved. I opted to leave Kodee and Becky at home because I'm pretty sure they would have made spectacles out of themselves barking at the polo horses. At the very least, Becky would think for sure the ball was her's!


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International Polo Players traveled far and wide from Argentina, United States, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Canada.

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My pick for my Weekly Top Shot!
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Adding to my
The Canine version of  "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels. 
Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Participating in: Sunday In My City, Camera Critters and 100 Dog Strangers .

6 comments:

houndstooth said...

You definitely got some fantastic shots there! Wow!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I know next to nothing about polo but I do know that those are some fabulous photos!

Kathy said...

Great shots of a fun afternoon!

Ruby said...

Those are some FABulous shots!!
Yups, I would have thought the ball was a free for all!! hehehe
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful horses AND beautiful pups! you take marvelous photos!

TheChieftess said...

I've always wanted to see a polo match, live!!! Great shots!!!

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