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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T WO 6-GOAL PIE TOWN POLO CLUB arena teams played an exhibition match on June 20 at an awards dinner during the 82nd Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Association of Counties at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus in beautiful Socorro, New Mexico. The City of Socorro Team (John Nance, George Estrada Jr., Kris Laughlin, Allison Freeman) soundly defeated the County of Socorro team (Adren Nance, Dan Faherty, Pedro Chavez, Dan Coleman), 13-7, in a hard-fought game in front of 1,500 people. Action was fast on the firm surface of the Socorro City rodeo grounds. The City Team gained the lead early and never lost it for four chukkers. The County came within one goal in the last chukker on throw- in domination by Adren Nance, but a pair of late two-pointers by the City's John Nance, put the game away for City. Pie Town polo is proud to continue to offer a premier polo experience on the continental divide in beautiful and scenic Pie Town, New Mexico. Polo has been played in central New Mexico for 100 years, with many great players coming from this part of the country. New Mexico history is rich in polo accomplishments, including the first ever National Intercollegiate title west of the Mississippi won by New Mexico Military Institute in 1953. Pie Town polo hosts PTF-funded clinics and family-hosted tournaments in its Pie Town and Socorro facilities. CITY TOPS COUNTY Polo club puts on match for New Mexico Association of Counties John Nance, Kris Laughlin, George Estrada Jr. and Allison Freeman Do you want to win? Do you have the will to win? Get to the ball, get to your man (legally, of course) and make the play. Be a fighter. Take it as a personal insult when someone bests you. Push yourself to improvement at all times. SanDiegoPolo@hotmail.com PARKER'S POLO MINUTE FOR THE BIRDS Who is watching over your ponies? P OLO PLAYER Dawn Weber recently noticed a young red-shouldered hawk resting on her arena fence watching over her horses at her farm in Palm City, Florida. "He was really cool. He was comfortable enough with me to let me get close to take a photo," she said. "He was just as curious of me as I was of him." u POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 21

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