Passion can upset life upside down! Paula and Tom bought 10 acres of land, built stables for 25 horses, guest rooms for more than 30 people, two playgrounds and a winter arena. All this to friends to play polo!We both like to travel. I always traveled a lot, for the sun, adventure, new experiences. But when a few years ago chose to take a trip to Argentina, did not expect that there will bring passion.
This passion came up with British soldiers stationed in India, but it is in Argentina, polo is the national sport and play, not even four year olds. That is where Paul and Tom got the first time on a horse and took the hand of a long bamboo stick.The trouble is that in Argentina, polo can be played anywhere, in Poland a few years ago there was only one club. Now there are already three. Tom and Pauline Club is just the third – near the Chojnowski Landscape Park, Jarosz Will.
Polo clubs, says Paul, is not some exaggerated stuns the pomp and extravagance. They are tasteful, comfortable but ascetic. Usually decorated with British elegance, a lot of skins, browns, beiges, riding accessories. And that was just their first idea, but eventually Paul came to the conclusion that combine his two great loves: polo i. .. Provence. And though friends advised against this stylistic misalliance, decided to risk it. With the help of designer Bozena Koc?j made what at first seemed impossible.
The club has two floors: downstairs are the stables and kitchen, and the top 12 rooms with bathrooms and a suite of Paulina and Tom, who is also a common meeting place. It was there in the living room connected with kitchen, there is a window overlooking the pitch to play polo. This window is optional. Body arranged in the aforementioned British style. Exceptional for a guest bedroom and the hosts. Each in a different color and each refers to different plants growing in Provence. There is room lavender, olive, rose, thyme, dmuchawcowy, bird, jarz?binowy, and “Rue de Provance” or Provencal street.
Polo clubs are always in quiet areas, removed from the noise of the city and where to focus solely on the game. For this contact with nature, peace, spirit of rivalry and … necessarily rich social life. Because shirt is very sociable. The game is short, but intensive. The match consists of four siedmioip??minutowych chukker?w, after which riders change horses, and the fans, or family and friends, go out at this time on the pitch to beat out the pitch was moved by horses. After finishing the game, riders and fans are eating lunch. Then there is a common walk or horse riding, and at the end of dinner, which usually stretches into the night.
Matches are held on Saturdays at noon and Sunday morning. For the most hardcore gamers are still so-called “practice chukkery” – on Wednesday. Horseback riding and training can be here – under the guidance of masters from Argentina – the whole week. Except Mondays, because then the world horses, grooms, trainers and players are free. He trains with “polo ponies” – special horses imported from Argentina, smaller and quieter. And for the very first time players around the pitch is very patient animal – a wooden horse.For Tom and Pauline polo is a lifestyle. To which, moreover, strongly encourage all: – If someone likes to spend time in nature, loves animals and wants to break away from the city. it’s probably nothing is more beautiful than a horse gallop sound and well they hit the ball – provide.