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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Published by the United States Polo Association Offices at 4037 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 110, Lexington, Kentucky 40511 (859) 219-1000; (800) 232-8772 Chairman: Thomas Biddle Sr. President: Charles Weaver Secretary: Patrick Nesbitt Treasurer: Robert Donahey Executive Director: Peter J. Rizzo Editor: Amber Owen Members of Team USPA and Young Player Outreach, including Allison Manderiota, Nick Morrison, Nicolai Galindo, Matt Huckeba, Ty MacCarty and Amanda Hersey, congratulate new USPA Chairman Chuck Weaver, center, at the Chairman's Cocktail Reception in Aiken, South Carolina. happens during or near a polo match, players and club officials are advised to stay calm and follow the plan until the emergency is over. The most important aspect of a well-conceived emergency plan is sticking to it. A useful piece of emergency care available at all polo games. Clubs are advised to have a plan in place in case the unexpected happens, and a horse is injured or dies on or near the polo field. Club owners, managers and players are asked to discuss any emergency equine welfare plans with their local veterinarian. Equipment, supplies and information included in that plan should be readily available including the phone number of a nearby, on-call veterinarian. The best equine emergency plan is one that is in writing and distributed to a wide number of club officials and players, with practice drills performed in advance. When an equine emergency equine emergency equipment is the Kimzey Leg Saver Splint. The splint offers support to injury to a horse's front leg by allowing relief of pressure and stabilization. The USPA is offering USPA member clubs a $200 rebate if a Kimzey Leg Saver Splint is purchased. For the most complete information about the splint, go to www.kimzeymetalproducts.com. Please consult a veterinarian or contact the manufacturer for information on the proper way to use the leg splint. For more information about the USPA Kimzey Leg Saver Splint Reimbursement Program, please contact Lindsay Dolan at ldolan@uspolo.org. Top row, Herndon Radcliff, Amanda Hersey, Joe Meyer, Steve Rudolph, Will Tankard, Nick Snow, Pat Nesbitt, Mark Sedaka, Thor Norregaard, Avery Chapman, Diego Florez, Kris Bowman, Chris Dawson, Ty MacCarty; and bottom row: Brit Baker, Dan Coleman, Scott Walker, Matt Baker and Ed Armstrong enjoy the Board of Governors game hosted by Team USPA. POLO PLAYERS EDITION 7

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