By Paul Robinson
Spectators and enthusiasts gathered for the 1st Annual Beach Polo Exhibition benefitting the Kiawah Conservancy on Sunday September 20, 2009. The 325 supporters in attendance enjoyed an afternoon of horses, sand, cocktails, and dancing; raising $3,750 for the Kiawah Conservancy.
Buck Limehouse, father of the Kiawah team’s three players Chip, Brad and Brien, announced the match like it was second nature. Kiawah’s beaches were filled with the captivating athleticism of mallet swings, the defensive maneuvers of bumping and hooking and a definite sense of professional sportsmanship.
The match was followed by a celebration at The Beach Club and with the help of The East Coast Party Band, supporters of the Conservancy mingled, danced and reminisced on the not forgotten tradition of horses on the beaches of Kiawah Island.