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 R E P O R T POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 59 Farquharson backed him up with two goals. The Byles where held to two goals by John and his daughter Fabiana. This set up what promised to be a competitive Chin final with Palmarium White's Shane and Kurt taking on their brother Paul's Palmarium Gold team. High scorers in the semis, Paul and Kurt where held scoreless in the closely contested final match, but their teammates picked up where they left off. White defeated Gold, 4-2. Farquharson, with two goals including a spectacular Penalty 4, was named MVP. Shane Chin scored the other two goals, both Penalty 2s, for White. Turner scored both goals (Penalty 2s) for the Gold team. JUAN PABLO BUTLER Polo lost a personage on August 14. Juan Pablo Butler—player, breeder and friend to horsemen in Argentina and the United States—succumbed to melanoma in Buenos Aires on Aug. 14. Born to Dr. Lorenzo Butler and Selva Schroeder de Butler in Buenos Aires on Oct. 27, 1954, Juan learned to ride on his family's Estancia La Mercedes in Canuelas where he played at Club de Polo El Chaparral. Following his marriage to Ana Igartua, he moved to Azul where he played for Club de Polo Calvu Leovu. From 2003, Juan divided his time between La Mercedes where he bred horses for polo and for driving, and Rochelle, Virginia, where he organized and played summer polo at Willy von Raab's Oldford Farm. More than a tactician, Juan schooled players of all ages in competition informed by camaraderie; and in eating, drinking and singing well after play. He made teammates and opponents his friends. Juan leaves six children, Juan Manuel, Nicolas, Anita, Santiago, Mariano and Barbara; and three grandchildren, Ramon, Mia and Alfonso. He is missed, however, by many more. The following (translated from Spanish) was read in the family crypt on the occasion of Juan's burial. The writer is 19-year-old American Clayton Cady Kiyonaga, who learned polo, and more, from Juan Butler: I do not know if you know it, but you changed me. I was a normal gringo, and you turned me into an Argentine gaucho. You taught me to play polo, ride horses, roast meat and, most important of all, drink maté. All those things are fun, but now, with your absence, I am realizing the true reason for which I had so much fun forming these habits with you. They are customs that will accompany me for the rest of my life. But the meat will never come out so juicy and tasty, and the maté will never have that perfect combination of bitterness and sweetness—for one reason only—because you are missing. u O B I T U A R Y Top row: Rory and Ramon Vernon, Kurt Chin, Johnny McFarlane and Kyler and Andy Vernon; Bottom row: Shane Chin, Jose Lartirigoyen, James Robertson, Fred Farquharson and Zachery Byles Don't see results from your club? Submit league or tournament results, including a write-up or score sheets, along with a game schedule with scores noted, a roster of all teams that participated and high resolution photos with identification. Results can be submitted via email to gwen@poloplayersedition.com. For questions, contact Gwen via email or by phone: 561-968-5208. Juan Pablo Butler LAURA CHIN

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