The Louisville Polo Club kicked off their 2017 season with a twilight polo match on the Waterfront.
Lucia Burton, left, a groom, exercises June while Julia Naber prepares to wash down Leona after polo practice at Oxmoor Farm.
Sam Walker attempts to hit the ball during routine practice. Walker started playing with his father two years, and polo has become a way for them to bond. At 25 he can be on equal footing with his father, 54, and they both have the same passion for the sport.
Players are reflected in Miguel Questel's glasses, a 23-year-old professional player from a polo family in California.
Members of the Louisville Polo Club are silhouetted at Oxmoor Farm.
Ford Middendorf holds a mallet while watching polo practice at Oxmoor Farm.
Nick Rennekamp shows off his horse tattoo. He hopes to get another one on the other side.
James Boland walks Sombrero into their trailer and takes off his saddle after practice.
Jim Walker and his horse is silhouetted before a routine practice.
Harrison Blalock, whose mother is a polo player, practices hitting the ball with a mallet at polo practice.
A horse's tail catches a glimmer of fading sunlight.
Guests at the Virgil Christian Tribute Polo Match drive around during halftime and offer a champagne toast at Oxmoor Farm.
Lucas Tarditto, left, of Argentina, and Ford Middendorf compete at the Virgil Christian Tribute Polo Match, a fundraiser for Maryhurst, an organization that fights the cycle of abuse.
Player Will Boland's trunk is full of mallets, comfortable shoes and clothes to change into after practice, and a trophey from Rodes Hickey-Freeman Invitational Polo Tournament in1984.
Grandfather Jim Boland, left, and grandson James Boland, right, wash Oprah after a warm day at practice. While humans' body temperature is 70 degrees, horses' is 50 degrees, so they get especially sweaty. After hosing them down, it's important to squeegee off the water. Otherwise, their body heat will heat it back up.