Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 11 seeing the people you are watching having the time of their life—their emotions translate into the audience. "The best polo game in the arena that I ever watched was a bunch of 2 goalers," recalled Gobin. "There were six 2 goalers and they all hit it and ran, it was amazing!" While arena polo is Great Meadow Polo Club's main draw, its grass polo is not far behind. The arena is flanked by a world-class polo field built in 2001, which annually hosts The National Sporting Library & Museum's Benefit Polo Match & Brunch in September. A highlight of the season, last year's match featured Nacho Figueras among the rosters, along with teams representing the British Military and Dubai. Figueras is scheduled to play again this year. Located 45 minutes from the nation's capital, Washington D.C., and only 20 minutes from the self-proclaimed "nation's horse and hunt capital" in historic Middleburg, Virginia, Great Meadow Polo Club holds its own as arguably the arena polo capital of the nation. Tree-lined and elevated berms offer stunning views of open horse country with crowds reminiscent of the golden age of polo. Arena polo is alive and well at this Eastern Circuit club and Great Meadow Polo Club offers insight into one of the many ways clubs can secure the future of polo. For more information visit www.greatmeadowpoloclub.com Polo manager John Gobin says the crowds are sometimes so dense there is little room to walk. "It's like a crowded beach," he says. Umpire Isabella Wolf tosses in the ball to start the chukker of a match between blue's Whitney Ross, Joe Muldoon and Juan Salinas and red's David Greenhill, Aleco Bravo and John Gobin. TONY GIBSON TONY GIBSON

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