In five days, I leave for Seattle to try working at and living on an eventing farm. I am very excited as this is what I’ve been wanting to do with my life and I owe it all to the polo club. I am very grateful to have had polo in my life for the past year as the Cincinnati Polo Club really helped me get back into horses and find my true passions in life. However, polo is not the equestrian sport for me as I’ve always been an odd person to play on a team and sports like that make me incredibly nervous. However, in eventing, it’s just the horse and me on the course- and that’s the way I like it.
Before I met the polo club, I was a total mess. I tried to kill myself and was undergoing therapy to try to snap me out of it, but nothing really helped until I met them. In a strange roundabout way, I owe my life to the Cincinnati Polo Club and the great people within it. They’ve all been incredibly supportive of me and really helped me get through a rough time in my life, whether they knew it or not.
I never flat out told them my story, but I never felt like I needed to. They welcomed me with open arms regardless of how I dressed, what my previous job was, and what color my hair was. I’ve never felt like I belonged anywhere or that I had true friends, but that all changed when I met the polo club. I am sad to leave them behind, but I am incredibly excited to start this new chapter in my life that they have helped create. I will never forget them and what they have done for me.
They will always be my friends and my family.