Category Archives: Polo

Barbados cowboy (or cowgirl!) competes in North Star Stampede Rodeo, Minnesota

Someone from Barbados competed last weekend in the 55th annual North Star Stampede in Effie, Minnisota.

That’s all we can tell you because we’re not subscribers to the Herald-Review, so we only see this teaser online and can’t see the whole article. We don’t know if the Bajan is mentioned by name… Continue reading

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Another Kidd ex-wife tells all. Betrayed Be: Jack Kidd “deadbeat dad, doesn’t have an ounce of decency.”

Que the vengeful wife: Take Two!

As we said in our February 6, 2007 article Lives of The Rich and Unfaithful In Barbados: Holders Plantation House and Those Wacky Kidds!

“It is all sooooooo very exciting when a dumped wife craves revenge so much that she’s willing to violate the privacy and marriages of her own children just to satisfy her own selfish desires!”

THAT was in response to Wendy Kidd (mother of supermodel Jodie Kidd and makeup tycoon Jemma Kidd) telling the world about her unfaithful husband Johnny Kidd shacking up with a girl younger than his daughters. (Wendy knew something was up when she found Viagra in her husband’s suitcase packed for a “business trip”.)

Now we are treated to daughter-in-law Be Kidd doing the same thing to polo player Jack Kidd and their children. She even had the Daily Mail take a photo of all the children to put in the article. Well, if you’re going to be a vengeful ex-wife ya might as well go all the way! (Daily Mail article here)

I guess too much money can be a curse sometimes. No worries ’bout hey… I wouldn’t leave my woman for anything.

Besides… I couldn’t afford to!

(Just kidding dear. Oh, no.. I’m not Kidd-ing. Really didn’t mean it that way my love!)

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Prince Harry, Prince Seeiso launching Sentebale Polo Cup – coming to Barbados in January

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso focus on children as HIV/Aids ravages Lesotho

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso are coming to Apes Hill Polo Club in Barbados on Sunday 31st January 2010 for the first Sentebale Polo Cup.

Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale team in the match to raise money for Lesotho’s orphans, abused, disabled, ill and most vulnerable children.

“Prince Seeiso and I are incredibly proud of what Sentebale has achieved. But HIV and AIDS are killing more people every year, and poverty and drought afflict many more people than we currently are able to help. The situation is critical. It is the children who are suffering the most from this crisis. Without help, the future of this beautiful country and its unique people is very bleak. We believe Sentebale can change this.”

from a December 18, 2009 story posted on the Prince of Wales’ official website

Life expectancy in Lesotho has plummeted to 34 years

Have a look at the video above, and you can also check out the following website for more information…

Sentebale.org

Our mission is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to help the forgotten victims of poverty and of the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging this kingdom.

Sentebale is a new charity with a new approach. We combine thoughtful aid giving with effective businesslike methods. We are committed to the long term funding and support of small but dynamic organisations in Lesotho that are really making a difference in their communities.

Lesotho is fighting for survival. Nearly one third of Lesotho’s people are infected with HIV/AIDS – the third highest rate in the world. There are an estimated 400,000 orphans and vulnerable children in a country of 1.8 million. Life expectancy has plummeted to 34 years.

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Can Polo Unite The Classes And The Races On Barbados?

Bajan Reporter’s Ian Bourne Has Some Thoughts

“It was all very exciting and my wife loved it, she now understands my passion – unfortunately an unexpected emergency pulled us away, otherwise I would have been down there quite late, lemme tell ya!

I must add that unfortunately, there are still those out there who ban themselves from polo. I was at a watering hole a few weekends back when a young lady who is an indirect employee of Bizzy Williams was trying to get the crowd I was hanging with to view Waterhall action.

One of the wags there made the claim that polo is only now opening to show foreigners how kind and sweet all Bajans does get along. When the reality is we couldn’t even find those same matches a few years back. She tried to rebut them, she even asked me if I went talking foolishness again about my article, when I had to remind her most of them don’t even know I do that on the side when I’m home!

I see it more as a class issue than something racial, since with the kind of folk who do attend, you don’t have to worry about metal detectors at a chukka. The crowd is both black and white, but highly educated and fairly smart when it comes to making money and stretching it into a worthwhile future…”

… excerpts from Bajan Reporter article Barbadian Polo Finale: Women Whip Men Massively

The World Won’t Change Overnight, But Neither Is It Static

Ian Bourne is a big polo fan and lately he has been writing about some of the matches – but his articles aren’t really about polo, they are about all of us on this tiny rock.

Has polo as a sport changed from being the exclusive preserve of the ultra rich like Bizzy and his pals?

Perhaps not as much as the Piaget crowd would like to pretend, but the world do keep turnin ’bout hey.

Have a read of some of Ian’s polo articles and then see if you want to join a bunch of us lower-class types in the cheap seats at the next match…

April 15, 2008 – Barbadian Polo Finale: Women Whip Men Massively

March 3, 2008 – Old Barbadian Adage proves accurate: Chalk & Cheese – Separate Worlds in different Polo Matches, Part One

February 3, 2008 – South Carolina residents discover what many Barbadians have known for ages – Polo community very reclusive & exclusive

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