Hawaii vs. Argentina - Ladies' polo in Azul, Argentina

A Hawaii team is in Argentina for a fun female polo event at La Escondida. These adventurous ladies who played in Hawaii together many times, will play with an Argentine team for an exhibition match on Tuesday, December 3rd.

Margaret Cheng leading the way, organized this great event with Nicolas Butler, they jointly have been promoting polo in Argentina and Hawaii. Siri Masterson and Alyssa Barlow complete the Hawaiian troupe.

Can't wait to hear how much fun they had! 

Margaret Cheng, Nicolas Butler (head of La Escondida Polo), Alyssa Barlow and Siri Masterson

Margaret Cheng, Nicolas Butler (head of La Escondida Polo), Alyssa Barlow and Siri Masterson

2011 Big Wave World Champion Jamie Sterling plays polo for a cause!

RIDE TO SURVIVE: joining other big wave and kitesurfing pros, Jamie will play a match this Sunday at the Maui Polo Club to support Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation.  The gates will open at 11AM, starting with a junior match, followed by the surfers' polo match and ending with the Ilima Cup.

Come to support them, $10 entry goes to www.HCCF.org 

Sterling, who broke out of the pro surfing circuit to create his own niche in the big wave surfing, mainly through videos and independent promotion. It paid off, he is one of the top big wave surfers invited to the select group of big wave contests. A few years ago he took to playing polo, where the thrill and taming the powers nature are shared.

In his surfing world, Jamie learnt a thing or two about high performance training, which definitely come in hand for polo and other demanding sports. In this interview released yesterday, Jamie talks about his training and holistic health habits, it is evident he studied and took his health into his own hands. 

Stay Fit interview with Jamie Sterling 

Jamie Sterling on Phantoms

Jamie Sterling on Phantoms

Raleigh Craighead on Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Polo Life's cover model-polo player-actor made it to National television for the second time on Hawaii Five-0, the episode aired yesterday on CBS.com

In 2012, the spokesperson for Dawson Media Hawaii was a stuntman on the Popilikia polo special, doubling in the (now infamous) scene where the polo player gets decapitated. This time, Raleigh is playing the best man in a speaking role, spot him at minute 5:30:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/hawaii_five_0/video/  

 

Raleigh as the best man on the A ia la aku episode, aired on 10/18/2013

Raleigh as the best man on the A ia la aku episode, aired on 10/18/2013

Fun fact special...

Raleigh Craighead as a stunt-man on Popilikia episode, 2012. Polo stunts and location coordinated by Dawson Media Hawaii and Hawaii Polo Life.

Raleigh Craighead as a stunt-man on Popilikia episode, 2012. Polo stunts and location coordinated by Dawson Media Hawaii and Hawaii Polo Life.

Paniolos make it to the New York Times!

Hawaii's polo has deep roots in the Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) culture. Here, is a beautiful article by the New York Times, highlighting their role and place in today's Hawaii lifestyle. 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/travel/in-mauis-upcountry-where-the-paniolo-roam.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 

Maui is at the epicenter of this rich culture filled with daredevils, skilled men from a far away land who beat the big cowboys of the mid-West. More of the fascinating Paniolo history coming on the 2014 issue of Hawaii Polo Life Magazine...don't miss it!

 

Chuckie DeCoite at the Maui Polo Club, 2012 season

Chuckie DeCoite at the Maui Polo Club, 2012 season

Cowboy polo at Hawaii Polo Club, 2013 season. 

Cowboy polo at Hawaii Polo Club, 2013 season.