Polo Players Edition

NOV 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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P O L O S C E N E N E W S • N O T E S • T R E N D S • Q U O T E S 18 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N BOLLYGOOD! Event raises funds for Indian charity O VER 100 LOCAL SUPPORTERS turned out to embrace the Royal India Polo team's humanitarian mission to support education and clean water access in rural India during its recent U.S. polo tour. The event was held at Newport Polo in Newport, Rhode Island. Combined fundraising efforts organized by Newport Polo yielded over $4,000 donated to the Shivrati Trust and Water Wisdom Foundation, organizations championed by the India Polo Team's captain, Maharaj Raghay Raj Singh Shivrati of Udaipur. A Friday, Sept. 14 evening reception, dubbed Bollygood, at Newport's Merrilton Estate welcomed the international guests of honor, greeted by an enthusiastic entourage in the colors of India. Notables, including Stacie Mills and Sharon Cameron, ushered in Newport's smart set. A Carnegie contingent came all the way from the Portsmouth enclave, while New York City was represented by Caesar Anquillare and guests, joined by members of the Newport Polo Club and the evening's hosts Mary Marwick and Peter Jenkins. Attendees enjoyed a menu of Indian hors d'oeuvres and extraordinary libations created by The Cocktail Guru, while Singh invited supporters to visit India and explained the ongoing conservation and education efforts in rural Rajasthan. The following day, a record mid-September throng assembled at the Newport Polo grounds to cheer on both teams as a well- prepared USA squad from America's original polo club held the home-field advantage against India, packing two millennia of game tactics from the land of polo's origins, to compete across six chukkers in the Newport International Polo Series. A special field-side lounge was created for attendees to take in the match, sponsored by The Cocktail Guru, to fund the Shivrati Trust and Water Wisdom Foundation. The audience cheered throughout the close contest. As the clock wound down, India just edged the victory to finish its U.S. tour on a high note. Through its 27 year history, Newport Polo's charitable initiatives have helped raise over $1,366,880 for civic and charitable organizations. Initiatives include the annual International Polo Charity Ball, benefit matches and ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series. A special field-side lounge was created for attendees to enjoy the match. Funds raised support education and clean water in rural India. RODRIGO FERNANDEZ India's Raj Jain high fives fans after the match between USA and India at Newport Polo in Newport, Rhode Island. Bollygood hosts Mary Marwick and Peter Jenkins MICHELLE OEIL MICHELLE OEIL

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