Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Pictures from the Polo Field in Upcountry Maui

Pictures from the Polo Field in Upcountry Maui

Polo ponies and family fun for Halloween in Pukalani Maui

As a follow up to a previous post, I promised more pictures from the upcountry Maui polo field.  On October 31, 2016 the polo match was moved to the drier venue at the Manduke Baldwin field in Pukalani due to muddy conditions at the Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao. 

getting ready for the next round of action - Manduke Baldwin polo field, Pukalani Maui

The event was a benefit for the Children's Cancer Society here on Maui, and was well attended by local residents and visitors.  It was a beautiful and sunny day, with a few food vendors set up selling refreshments.  A silent auction was underway to raise more proceeds for the charity.  People bring their own chairs and shade, or tailgate to watch the action.

Keiki playing polo with help, Maui Hawii

The first match was for the small kids, with the little ones being led around on the ponies so they can experience the ride and the competition.  Maybe not so action packed, but still fun for everyone.  Winners got to feed carrots to their four legged team mates.

junior polo players, Pukalani Maui HI

Following the keiki round was the junior Team Polo round robin match.  I think these are the local aspiring polo players who will someday be the pros.  Obviously more at ease on the horses and the action was pretty quick. 

big wave surfers play polo too - Maui HI

The third round of competition was for big waves surfers who felt the need to challenge themselves in another sport.  Being amateurs at this sport, they were also not as skilled as the pros, so it was fun to see the friendly match amongst these professional big wave riders who are much more comfortable in the water.  My niece was on the winning team!  She has no fear when it comes to conquering massive walls of water, and to see her practicing this game was fun.

Polo players on Maui - Upcountry Maui

The final event for the day was the professional polo match with the best looking horses and well groomed riders.  Didn't stick around for this unfortunately, but got some shots of them warming up.  These guys know what they are doing and the action gets pretty intense. 

 polo action on Maui - Pukalani Maui HI

All in all it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in upcountry Maui with family and friends.  If you get a chance to take in some of the polo action during the season, it's well worth it.  Check out their website for the schedule of matches and events.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • November 10 2016 11:30AM

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Hi Georgie

Those are wonderful photos!! I haven't been to a live polo match in many years although there is a very popular field here in San Diego. You can't help but be impressed with what the players and their ponies can do!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 11 months ago

I saw my very first polo match when I lived in Hawaii and I'll never forget what an elegant sport it is Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 11 months ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 This looks like a very enjoyable pastime to enjoy over a nice picnic and champagne!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) 11 months ago

Good morning Georgie. This is so far from any experience I ever have had. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

What a fantastic way to spend a Sunday, Georgie!  LOVE your photos too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 11 months ago

Thanks everyone!  So glad you liked the little glimpse of Maui life!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 11 months ago

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