Polo Players Edition

NOV 2011

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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MARKETPLACE NEW ZEALAND HORSE BLANKETS —continued from page 59 game was close throughout, and with the crowd firmly behind it, Canada went into the final chukker with a 2 goal lead. Barbados turned on the heat, tying the game in the last minute. The crowd went wild as the teams entered an overtime shoot-out for the win. Barbados nailed all of its penalty shots, while Canada converted three of four opportunities. Barbados defended its title taking the Barbados Challenge Trophy. Best Playing Pony went to Kyle Fargey's Milly. Thermal/Tekarra faced off against Cam Clark Ford in the final of the 4-goal Hull Cup. For Thermal/Tekarra, Patrick Uretz scored 3 goals, Daniel Roenisch and Rob Foster scored 2 goals apiece, and Reg Whyte played a strong defensive game against opponent Gordon Ross. But it was Cam Clark Ford's game with Raul Ramirez and Miguel Silvestre scoring seven goals between them, and Mitch Horne scoring one from the field. In the 4-goal Big Rock Cup, Reg Whyte and Rob Foster's Thermal/Tekarra and Alyson Rooney's Blizzard advanced to the final over the Blazers and Cam Clark Ford. With one goal on handicap, one from Tekarra's Rob Foster, and two goals from Bryan Middleton in the first half, the game was tied up going into the third. Blizzard secured a two-goal lead but with two penalty conversions in the fourth and a field goal, Thermal/Tekarra stole the win from Blizzard. The Calgary Cup final saw John Rooney's Northern Blizzard team face off against Julian Mannix's Hawks. It was an offensive battle between Blizzard's Bryan Middleton and Joe Henderson, and Hawks' Patrick Uretz and Mannix. The first half was an even game, with both teams carrying 3 goals into the second half. The Hawks' Canelo Silvestre and Daniel Roenisch turned on their defense against Blizzard's Scotty M. Cunningham and Rooney, and the result came down to a single goal scored by Middleton in the sixth. With a win of 10-9 over the Hawks, Northern Blizzard claimed the Calgary Cup. —continued from page 9 in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Russell spent his last year with the school's polo club as president, men's captain, webmaster, and equipment manager, and he led the team through a strong final season, recording only a single loss before being defeated in the final round at regionals. Russell was a member of the Stanford Polo Club for four years, and although his first day at polo practice was only the third time he had ever ridden a horse, he developed quickly coaches. In his through strong, personal dedication and wonderful support from the team's volunteer first collegiate polo match Russell fell off three times in the first chukker but that didn't stop him from scoring a goal. He has been riding ever since. In the meantime he has acquired a host of skills that help keep the polo club running smoothly, including doing farrier work to help keep the string in top condition, repairing saddles, mallets, trucks, and trailers when they break, and managing the team's finances and website to maintain a positive relationship with the university. Russell has also been recognized by the USPA, being named to the All-Star Team at the Western Regionals and receiving the tournament Sportsmanship Award by a vote of the other coaches and players. Russell is tremendously grateful to the PTF for its continued Stanford support The best available for 18 years All sizes, blue and green Andy Maze, 760.398.5994 '91 Aluminum Barrett Trailer 28 ft, 7 stalls, 10x18 Awning $13,000 Great Condition Las Cruces, N.M. 575.541.5939 Polo News DAILY Worldwide Polo Coverage on the Worldwide Web: http://www.thepololine.com E-mail at worldnews@thepololine.com Year-round coverage, schedules, results & more. of and intercollegiate/interscholastic polo as a whole, and he hopes to stay involved and help give back to the program. He is currently volunteering on a limited basis as a coach to the teams at Stanford. For the past several years he has been a lead organizer for an alumni tournament supporting intercollegiate programs. currently California. lives in San fundraiser several Russell Francisco, POLO PLAYERS EDITION 61

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