Nick Snow has traveled around the world playing polo. This summer he has returned to his roots on the North Shore and the Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton.
Snow is a member of the famous polo playing family from Ipswich, and has not only been competing but also taking an active teaching role at the Myopia Junior Polo Clinic that just wrapped up.
“I’ll be here through the end of September; I’m getting married next month,” said Snow, a 27 year-old former Harvard University polo club captain. “We were smack dab in the middle of the polo season at Myopia; July and August are when the four big tournaments are held.
“I brought my 11 horses (polo ponies) up here; that’s the whole crew. You need to rotate them depending on how much you are playing so I need them all. I’ve been living in Aiken, South Carolina, but haven’t been back in about a year. Polo involves a lot of traveling around the circuit. South Carolina has been my home base for the last three years, and my brother has a place down there.”
Snow spent the winter months in Palm Beach, Florida before moving on to Houston, Texas in April where he captained the professional USPA team. Polo is a sport he was introduced to as a very young child. Kids often start out running and hitting the long handled mallet before they even get on a horse because there is a lot of skill involved in addition to being an accomplished equestrian.
Snow went to Shore Country Day, and then to St. Paul’s in Concord, New Hampshire where he played soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. He was on the Crimson hockey team for two years before given up the sport and turning his attention to polo.