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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 47 Tony Yahyai, Alec Felhaber, Barbara McCrimmon) in the match. Easterling was the first to reach the goal, followed by teammate Bruton. Easterling shot through another before Lara put Rancho Naranjo on the board. A pony kicked one through the goal for Rancho, but it was countered by Bruton's second goal. Moore traded goals with Felhaber ending the first with El Caso ahead 5-3. In the second, Lara sunk a penalty shot, but Moore responded with a pair of goals to increase El Caso's lead by three, 7-4, at the half. Chavez began the third with a pair of goals. Lara sunk another penalty but Moore scored again to double Rancho's score, 10-5. Rancho had its work cut out for it if it was to win but El Caso kept that from happening. Bruton and Easterling combined for three goals to go up 13-5. Lara scored his third penalty but it wasn't enough and El Caso took the title. Later in the month, the club held the USPA Alumni Cup between El Caso/Nature's Remedy (Kim Nance, Pedro Chavez, Robert Bruton) and Rancho Naranjo/Ruben Ortiz Law (Jason Bruton, Fritz Felhaber, Franz Felhaber). El Caso got off to a slow start while Rancho Naranjo's Felhabers, cousins Fritz and Franz, had the hot sticks. Fritz put Rancho on the board and Franz followed with a hat trick to take a 4-0 lead. Franz traded goals with Chavez and Robert Bruton in the second to maintain a four-goal lead, 6-2, at the half. Fritz took over in the third with three goals, added to another from Franz, while El Caso was held to a penalty conversion from Robert Bruton. Rancho finally ran out of bullets in the last period but the damage was done. Chavez scored once more, ending the match ended with Rancho holding the 10-4 lead. The month finished out with El Caso Ranch (Johan Felhaber, Lance Easterling, Hunter Wisneski/Luke Wisneski) edging Sante Fe (John Nance, Erin Brittin, Carol Moore) in the Ross Easterling Memorial in a shootout. Santa Fe jumped out front in the first chukker thanks to Nance slamming in four in a row, including a pair of penalty conversions. Brittin followed with a goal, while El Caso was trying to stop the onslaught. Johan Felhaber put El Caso on the board and added another. In between, a pony helped them out by kicking the ball into the goal but three more goals by Nance countered El Caso's efforts, ending the half with Santa Fe ahead, 8- 3. Felhaber took control in the third, shooting in four goals, interrupted just once by a goal from Nance, cutting the deficit to two, 9-7. Felhaber couldn't be stopped and after swapping goals with P O L O R E P O R T Sea monster's Blake Truitt, Lea Jih-Vieira and Willow Longerbeam won the Mountain View Challenge. Tony Yahyai presents trophies to Pedro Chavez, Robert Bruton, Lance Easterling and Carol Moore. Rancho Naranjo's Jason Bruton, Franz Felhaber and Fritz Felhaber won the USPA Alumni Cup. El Caso's Luke Wisneski, Johan Felhaber, Hunter Wisneski and Lance Easterling won the Ross Easterling Memorial.

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