Polo Players Edition

OCT 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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38 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N the pressure on like they have been playing together for a while. It's not an easy thing to do and they fit together like a glove," he said. Cory Williams was named MVP, Athena Malin was awarded the Sportsmanship Award and Olivia Uechtritz received the Horsemanship Award. Micaela Saracco's mare, Polola, played by Hope Kerley, was awarded Best Playing Pony of this division. The 2018 Girls' All-Star Challenge marks an exciting time in USPA history where young female players showcased their impressive talent, horsemanship, sportsmanship and comradery. There is no doubt this legacy will continue, empowering more women of all ages to rise up the ranks in every level of the sport. Open Division In the Open Division of the NYTS Championships, the players displayed impressive playing ability, horsemanship, sportsmanship and teamwork, which made for a fantastic tournament. The Florida Region, the defending champion, was represented by Ian Campbell (Sarasota Polo Club), Conrad Kissling (Will Rogers Polo Club), Landen Daniels (International Polo Club) and Benji Daniels (International Polo Club), coached by Team USPA member and U.S. Open Polo Championship winner and MVP Jared Zenni. The Western Region was comprised of Riley Jordan (Eldorado Polo Club), Luke Klentner (Santa Barbara Polo Club), Jake Klentner (Santa Barbara Polo Club) and Bayne Bossom (Will Rogers Polo Club), coached by Team USPA member Patrick Uretz. Jake Klentner was called to replace his father Justin Klentner in the final of the Pacific Coast Open so he was replaced by Charlie Walker of Santa Barbara Polo Club for the final game. The Eastern Region featured Malia Bryan (Farmer Road Polo Club), Brennan Wells (Maryland Polo Club), Harry Caldwell (Bluewater Creek Polo Club) and Charlie Caldwell (Bluewater Creek Polo Club), coached by former U.S. Open winner Tiger Kneece. The Central Region featured Cipriano Echezarreta (San Saba Polo Club), Grayson Price (Houston Polo Club), Vaughan Miller Anna Alworth puts the pressure on Lila Bennett in the Girls' All-Star Challenge. Meanwhile, Jenna Tarshis, far left, turns for the pass. Western's Luke Klentner races with Central's Vaughn Miller Jr. in the final.

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