Sunday, April 25, 2010

Polo at Magic Hour

Kocian washes her horse in a stable adjacent to the playing field following practice. The UT polo team will host their Spring Invitational fundraiser on April 24 at Rio Vista Farms Equestrian Center in Dell Valle and will play a match against the Dallas Polo Club.

Kocian gallops alongside the edge of UT’s polo field at Rio Vista Farms Equestrian Center in Del Valle during practice. Kocian, the vice president and captain of the women’s UT Polo Team has 12 years of riding experience and has spent the past year and a half learning to play polo.

Kim Kocian instructs Christine Achico and members of the UT polo team to canter, a controlled three-beat gait, as she critiques their form. Though Kocian grew up in cities across America, her passion for riding remained constant.

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