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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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 39 adult she focused more on polo, at first working for her dad and then for others. "I was really proud of her. She got her own jobs. She did everything herself to get on Team USPA, she wanted to be an ambassador for polo everywhere," said Tommy Biddle. Aside from the U.S., New Zealand and Australia, she played in tournaments in Jamaica, Canada and China. An excellent horsewoman who could ride just about anything, she was known as a fierce competitor on the polo field and a great teammate. "She did more in her 22 years than people do in two lifetimes," said Tommy Biddle. "We were really close. She was Daddy's girl." In May, she was selected to join Team USPA and she interned this summer at the Denver Polo Club in Sedalia, Colorado. She held a .5 rating in mixed polo and 4 goals in women's polo. Numerous tributes from her many friends throughout the equestrian community have been posted on social media. The common theme throughout them is what a bright light she was to everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She was a friend to everyone. She always had a smile on her face, treated people well and was full of life. "We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by people all over the world. It is amazing how many people she touched," said Tommy Biddle. "It's like a bad dream. It is tough to realize she won't walk through the door again." Hook Polo launched a line of limited edition polo gloves to honor her, with $10 of every purchase benefitting the Lauren Biddle Remembrance Fund. The funds will be divided equally between Polo Players Support Group and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to support orphaned elephants. In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by her sister Bailey; stepbrother Curtis Moore (Kenzie); niece Whitley Moore; grandparents Tom and Linda Biddle and Bob Knutson; aunt Tracy Heron (John); uncle Bradley Biddle (Katie); cousins Helena and Marley Heron and Chloe and Lily Biddle. KAYLEE WROE

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