Sundays are better spent playing polo, and by playing I mean watching. Unless you are Tamsin Lonsdale or Ebe Sievwright (pictured above) … in which case you are part of the action. Tamsin has been bringing groups of friends out to the California Polo Club on Sundays to take lessons and watch her friend and fellow brit Ebe Sievwright play with his teammates. Yesterday, we went to join them and took some pics.
Bombay Sapphire provided prizes to the winning team and drinks for everyone, healthy picnic food was made on site by Tehra Thorp and we noticed a new company manning a temporary bar from a company called British Bartenders. Present at the games were L.A. Times’ Jessica Gelt, model/blogger/vinter Michele Ouellet, 944 editor Kira Coplin, private equity investment bankers, entertainment lawyers, screenwriters and more …
For today’s game, there were 3 players on each side. The players were all members of the California Polo Club and the teams were randomly divided up, although designed to keep the over all skill levels even and placing at least one pro per team … A normal game consist of 4 players and has four 7 minute periods called “chukkers” but Sunday was considered an “exhibition match” (for show only) and so the teams only played 2.
Michele Ouellet, catwalker-turned-vintner, provided wine from her own label “Lorenza Rose“
Alexis Jonnson makes polo look good
DJ Tendaji Lathan on break from the turntables
Andres Muller took a lesson in the morning, then stayed to watch the games
944′s Kira Coplin, Brian Levy, Michele Ouellet & Van Alpert
Brian Levy & 944′s Kira Coplin
California Polo Club
Food by Tehra Thorp
DJ Tendaji Lathan and Ebe Sievwright about to give out awards & prizes
Bombay Sapphire provided prizes for the winning team
Food by Tehra Thorp
Guess where I am in this picture??
Ebe Sievwright defends the goal
This is where you learn to swing
Restrooms at the club
Inside the stables
“Paolo” – this horse was ridden in the match today by an investment banker at private equity firm in L.A.