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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The two teams face each other regularly, especially in this French Open, just like in 2009 where Sainte-Mesme won its first final. During the zone games, the two teams played against one another and once again, In The Wings had to bow down to its French opponent, with only one goal difference after a spectacular game. "This time, the match was a bit less open," acknowledged the young Sainte- Mesme captain, Robert Strom, one of the best players in France with a 5-goal handicap. "A final is always more hooked, it was a more violent, a closed game of polo. In The Wings is one of the great teams in France and when we face them, it always leads to very good games. "Santiago Cernadas and Pelayo For the second time, the French Sainte-Mesme team added its name to the prestigious winners of the Paprec French Open, robbing In The Wings of the French Triple Crown after an insane game that kept the 2000 spectators on the edge of their seats. On the women's side, DS Automobile, led by British Nina Clarkin, seized the trophy after the most competitive line-up of the tournament's seven-year history. The games between Sainte-Mesme and In The Wings are becoming a classic in France, a saying affirmed by Robert Strom, and which we could hardly argue. 42 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N DESTINATION: FRANCE Sainte-Mesme wins French Open PHOTOS BY R&B PRESSE In the Wings' Pancho Bensadon reaches out to stop Sainte-Mesme's Robert Strom in the final of the French Open.

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