Polo Players Edition

SEP 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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32 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Harper), fresh off a Gold Cup victory. USA had an up-hill battle as its players didn't have a chance to play together until they got to England, and all but Roldan were on leased horses they didn't know well. According to coach Joel Baker, Hall arrived on Tuesday and was trying horses in the team's first practice. They practiced again on Thursday, but Baker was with the kids' team while the players were still sorting out horses. Due to the difference in handicap, England was awarded an agreed upon one goal at the onset of the match. Directly out of the first bowl-in America quickly equalized the score, a well- executed pass from Gonzalez landing on the stick of Roldan. The U.S.'s prowess would be short- lived however, as England's Cudmore scored a hat trick to take the lead 4-1. Officials from the U.S. and Hurlingham Polo Associations flank USA's Peke Gonzalez, Nic Roldan, Julio Arellano and Jeff Hall, and England's James Beim, Ollie Cudmore, James Harper and Tommy Beresford after the Westchester Cup. Trophy presenter Zara Tindall is center. England's pony club kids parade around the field before the Westchester Cup. USA's cheering section ALICE GIPPS HELEN CRUDEN

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