Ashley Van Metre

Ashley Van Metre Busch

Ashley Van Metre Busch, 26, grew up in Middleburg, Virginia. She now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Kurt. Ashley began riding at the age of five when she began showing, and started playing polo at the age of eleven. Ashley has played competitive polo in Argentina, Chile, New York, Aiken, SC, Middleburg, VA and England. Ashley and her Altair polo team also compete in several tournaments in Wellington, Florida, where she spends her winters. Her team has won several tournaments in Florida including the Port Mayaca 14–goal with Carlos Sr., Carlitos and Mariano Gracida, and the International Polo Club (IPC) 12-goal, which she played with her father, Beau. Ashley played in a number of 8-goal tournaments where her team went undefeated for an entire season. In addition to being a competitive polo player, Ashley is also a model with Wilhelmina Models, one of the most prominent talent agencies in the world. She has been a face in the United States Polo Association’s 125th year anniversary campaign.  Ashley says she enjoys playing polo with her close friends and family and loves the competitiveness of the sport. “It just doesn’t get any better!”