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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Information must also include names of players on all teams that have competed in the event, list of games played with scores of each game and a high-resolution photo of the winning team from each event. Tournament results may be submit- ted two ways: 1. Tournament Results forms may be emailed to tournaments@uspolo.org. Tourna- ment Results forms can be found at uspolo.org by going to the "Associa- tion" tab, then clicking on "Pro- grams" and scrolling down to the "Forms and Documents" section. 2. An easy-to-fill-out JotForm can also be requested by clubs. For a link to the form, please email the tournament coordinator at tourna- ments@uspolo.org. Equine Welfare The USPA Equine Welfare Committee would like to remind all members to sub- mit an Equine Welfare Incident form for any equine-related injuries and the Equine Fatality Report form for any equine-related fatalities that take place at their polo clubs. Collection of this infor- mation will help the committee to under- stand the number and kinds of equine injuries that are occurring in our sport. The fillable JotForm can be easily accessed online at uspolo.org by going to the "Association" tab, then clicking on "Programs" and scrolling down to the "Forms and Documents" section, then clicking "Equine Welfare." In the same section, members can also find an Online Equine Welfare Reporting form for use in reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect. If you feel a horse or horses are in imminent danger, you are encouraged to contact police or your local animal care and control office first. To request a link to the forms, please email Lindsay Dolan at ldolan@uspolo.org. Additionally, ques- tions about the forms or the committee can be sent to Equine Welfare Committee chairman, Dr. Mike Manno at drmman- no@cox.net. USPA Club Awards The USPA offers awards for excellence in four fields to be presented annually at each USPA club. All club delegates are encouraged to send in their choices for each award. Clubs will be sent certificate awards for each recipient, who will then be recognized in the USPA Blue Book. Please see the descriptions below for each award. Submit the names of awardees to clubs@uspolo.org: •Clint Nangle Equine Welfare Award Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the field of equine welfare. •Owen O'Hanlon Best Groom Award Awarded to the best groom, based on dedication, ability and knowledge. •Dr. Billy Linfoot Most Improved Player Award Awarded to the most improved player for the year based on the fol- lowing virtues—improved athletic ability; sportsmanship; integrity in all aspects of the game, both on and off the field • Club Best Pony of the Year Awarded to an exceptional pony at your club (playing, lessons, etc.) National Tournaments USPA member clubs are encour- aged to apply for one of three national tournaments listed below that have yet to be awarded for 2018. Download tournament appli- cations at uspolo.org by going to the "Association" tab, then clicking on "Programs" and scrolling down to the "Forms and Documents" sec- tion. Applications may be emailed to tour- naments@uspolo.org or faxed to (888) 391-7410. The USPA offers several bene- fits for hosting a USPA tournament including awards provided for circuit and national tournaments; promotional assis- tance provided through electronic mail, web and social media' and umpire reim- bursement through USPA Umpires, LLC. Additionally, winners will be published in the USPA Blue Book. Available national tournaments: • Southwestern Regional Classic (10 to 14 goal) • Western Regional Classic (10 to 14 goal) • National Arena Chairman's Cup (9 to 12 goal) Published by the United States Polo Association Offices at 9011 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, Florida 33467 (800) 232-USPA Chairman: Chip Campbell President: Tony Coppola Secretary: Stuart Armstrong Treasurer: Sam Ramirez Chief Executive Officer: Robert Puetz POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 7 Without horses there can be no polo. Members are encouraged to report suspected cases of abuse or neglect using a fillable online form found on uspolo.org.

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