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Arena Polo - Upcountry Maui Hawaii

Here's some pictures taken at the George Manoa Sr. Polo match on Father's Day, June 15th 2008.  The location was at the Manduke Baldwin Polo Field, on the slopes of Haleakala, Maui.   I'm not sure if that's Kula, Pukalani or Makawao... it's sort of at the junction of that upcountry area.  It was a beautiful sunny day as you can tell, with gorgeous views toward Maalaea Bay to the west, and Haleakala behind.  The Maui Polo Club hosted 2 games on Sunday - the first was a round robin match with 3 teams of 3 players switching off.  The second game featured a Maui team playing an Oahu team.  Afterwards, a big barbecue was laid on, compliments of Haleakala Ranch.

getting ready to start the polo match

 

This was the first time for me, to attend a polo match on Maui, or anywhere.  They call it cowboy polo, but it's been going on for over 100 year on this island.  This venue is the smaller field, or "arena" polo, which they play in the summer.  In the fall, after the horses have rested up, they play on the larger full sized "outdoor" field, up at the Oskie Rice Arena above Makawao.  That's when the action gets really heated up.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of that in September.action in the arena - maui polo match

 

the shady tent at the Maui polo game, fathers dayHaleakala as viewed from the Maui Polo Field

playing polo at the Maui Polo Field June 2008the Maui polo team

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • June 20 2008 05:08AM

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What great fun that must be. Both to be involved and even to watch the matches!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago

Hi Charles - yes it was a lot of fun!  I don't know why it took me so long to attend a game.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Georgina - I love your posts!  Visually appealing and always informative...  You inspire me.

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) over 10 years ago

Now that looks like a lot of fun.  I have never even been to the polo matches.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

What great pictures...thanx for sharing.  I love polo, it is so exciting to watch...what a place to watch it...it looks so gorgeous...

Posted by Patrice Estess (PB APPRAISALS) over 10 years ago

Debbie - thanks!

Randy - you should go.... something else to blog about.... take Sally!

Patrice - I really want to see the big match this fall.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Georgina - what great shots! Looks like a lovely area!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

BJ - it is lovely, and very laid back - everyone is welcome.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

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