Hopped up on Polo

Polo at Hoppegarten, including some shots of the overgrown steeplechase course that time forgot. Beautiful beautiful Hoppegarten! I’m not a very good photographer and tried to snatch some shots by focusing on the spotty pony playing in the last chukka, with mixed results. The polo pony of the tournament is shown grazing in the last …

Introducing Children to Horse Racing

Hoppegarten is a beautiful old race course just outside Berlin, somewhat past its glory days (owing to the vicissitudes of German twentieth-century history) but still charming. I’ve been going there for years, and though there have been little indicators of fresh investment (smart new signs, posh ladies’ loos) the essential character remains the same. The …