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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S ea monsters swam away with the title in the 2nd annual USPA Mountain View Challenge held at Mountain View Polo in Charles Town, West Virginia, on June 17. The 0-goal arena event was created to encourage the club's low-goal players to compete in a USPA tournament. Sea monsters (Blake Truitt, Lea Jih- Vieira, Willow Longerbeam) started the match with a one-goal handicap and held on to that lead throughout the game. Mountain View (Shamsiya Shervani, Kevin Yungk, Laura Goddard) kept closing the gap, threatening that lead as Yungk racked up goals from the penalty line. He went on to tally seven of Mountain View's 10 goals, earning him MVP honors while Phantom, owned by Mountain View and played by Yungk, was Best Playing Pony. Truitt led the Sea monsters with six goals. Willow Longerbeam and Lea Jih- Vieira are interscholastic players on Mountain View's girls' team coached by Laura Goddard. EL CASO VICTORIOUS IN NALDA MEMORIAL El Caso cruised to victory in the final of the Louie Nalda Memorial at El Caso Ranch in Quemado, New Mexico on July 1. El Caso (Lance Easterling, Robert Bruton, Pete Chavez, Carol Moore) took on Rancho Naranjo (Ric Lara, B O R D E R 46 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N P O L O R E P O R T D I S P A T C H E S F R O M T H E W O R L D O F P O L O Mountain View's Shamsiya Shervani leads the pack as Sea monster's Lea Jih-Vieira and Blake Truitt close in. SEA MONSTERS CAPTURE MOUNTAIN VIEW CHALLENGE E A S T E R N

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