Polo Players Edition

DEC 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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20 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N THE POLO TRAINING FOUNDATION presented its intercollegiate/interscholastic awards during the USPA annual meetings held in Chicago, Illinois, in late September. The Russel A. Sheldon Interscholastic Player of the Year went to Brennan Wells from Maryland Polo Club in Jarrettsville, Maryland; Female Interscholastic Player of the Year went to Cory Williams from Central Coast Polo Club in Los Osos, California; Intercollegiate Male Player of the Year went to J.T. Shiverick from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; Daniel J. Wallace Jr. Intercollegiate Female Player of the Year went to Jessica Schmitt from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. TALENTED STUDENTS PTF presents intercollegiate/interscholastic awards J. T. Shiverick, Jessica Schmidt, Brennan Wells and Cory Williams POLO TRAINING FOUNDATION TINICUM PARK POLO CLUB in Upper Black Eddie, Pennsylvania, held its annual Work to Ride Benefit, Sept. 15. Young players from Philadelphia's Work to Ride program for at-risk youth faced off against club members in a match. In addition, silent and Chinese auctions featured items from polo and WTR supporters. Tables of gift baskets, trips and horse-related items were given by supporters including local tack shops and Wellington, Florida-based The Tackeria. Spectators also enjoyed a Wild, Wild West-themed tailgate competition. The Work to Ride team included Kareem Rosser, Daymar Rosser, Gigi Velásquez, Mosiah Gravesande, Marc Harley, Marisol Jimenez, Malachi Lyles, Esteban Penados, Julian Penados and Tinicum's Ann Oniskey. The Tinicum team had Talha Chaudhry, Carol Hails, Bill Thomas, Audrey Van Luvanee and Val Washington. The match fell on one of the few dry weekends in an unusually rainy season. The annual benefit provides a view of the complex support system orchestrated by program founder Lezlie Hiner for the young people who make their way to Chamounix Stables in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, and pick up a pitchfork and polo mallet. WORK TO RIDE Benefit match raises money for at-risk kids' program

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