The Polo field is 300 yards long by 160 yards wide - almost the size of nine football fields.
The mounts are called "polo ponies" although they are actually horses ranging from 14 to 16 hands high and weigh 900-1000 pounds. Most are between 5 and 15 years of age. A good horse can account for anywhere from 70-80% of a player's ability and net worth to his team.
The ball they play with is made out of plastic. Though back in the day it was played with a wooden ball.
Pretty Woman was a great movie. (Ok that's not a fact) But we all love the polo scene in the movie with Julia looking ravishing and sooo classy in her polka dot brown dress and heels!
Media was out in full force this year including the Washington Post, Washington Times. International Asia TV, Associated Press, and many other bloggers and writers. Michaele was also wearing her battery pack mic which we are pretty certain has to do with a little show called "The Real Housewives of DC" (Michaele couldn't comment about it as I'm sure she and Tareq have signed NDA's (nondisclosure agreements) through the roof with the Bravo network. Stay tuned for our interview with the Salahis'. Until then enjoy the photos of this years Polo Cup. Next year the visiting country will be Costa Rica.