Polo Players Edition

JAN 2019

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 29 Best Playing Pony honors in other major tournaments along the way, including the Camacho Cup, and was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine. Conover Horses to Remember In the early 1900s, Conover was part of the incomparable string of Harry Payne Whitney. He was regarded as a star of the international matches from 1909 to 1914, played by Whitney as well as Monty Waterbury. Both Whitney and Waterbury are Hall of Famers and half of the legendary "Big Four" who, aided by a select group of amazing ponies, dominated international polo in those years. After a long and illustrious playing career, Conover was used as a mount for the Whitney children. "This is a stellar group of individuals, all of whom have made amazing contributions to the sport of polo in this country" says the Museum's Executive Director, George DuPont. "We are looking forward to welcoming them as they join the others who have been honored in the polo Hall of Fame." Nominating Committee chairman Peter Rizzo added, "The Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame is the place where we remember and honor all of our remarkable players and our amazing horses. Our sport is built on the wonderful contributions made by so many notable men and women who have promoted and preserved the great traditions of the past." The awards gala and induction ceremony will take place at the National Museum of Polo on Friday, February 15. The event typically sells out so be sure to make reservations early. Tickets are $250 each (tax deductible portion $125). The annual Hall of Fame awards dinner is the most important fundraising event for the museum, a 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization. Tickets are $250 each (tax deductible portion $125) To purchase, contact Brenda Lynn at the Museum of Polo 561.969.3210 or 561.969.7015 email: polomusuem@att.net Conover and J. Monty Waterbury John B. Armstrong

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