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BEKAH SEIGEN

How did you get your start with horses?
When I was 7 my family moved to Trabuco Canyon where we were surrounded by horses on all sides. It wasn’t long before I caught the bug and was begging the neighbors to let me clean stalls or do anything that would allow me to be around horses. By the time I was 8 I started taking riding lessons and not long after that I had my first pony who was a rescue Shetland pony named Chip. 

How you did you get involved in polo?
In high school a friend of mine asked if I wanted to get a job exercising polo horses with her. At the time I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into! I started working for the club just grooming and riding sets and after a couple years finally picked up a mallet. 

What do you enjoy most about polo?
I enjoy that no two games are ever the same, every chukker is fresh and exciting for both you and your horse. Riding horses is fun no matter what you’re doing, but nothing beats playing polo.

What is the best part of your job?
The horses of course!
I oversee the care of all the polo ponies in our barn and I am so thankful I get to make a living doing what I love.