Last week, I was in Florida. I spent one afternoon at the Santa Clara Polo Grounds in Wellington. Two matches were played back to back. I followed the action as the riders galloped back and forth across the grassy area which was as large as three football fields. There are scheduled breaks during the game, so that the players can change horses.
It was a colorful spectacle. The riders of the first match wore brightly colored shirts which of course delighted me as a photographer.
Polo is not the easiest sport to photograph. Trying to get good composition at peak action when the players are moving erratically across the field at full gallop is a challenge. Getting the shot is both satisfying and fun.