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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Equine Welfare Equine Reporting Tip Line An anonymous tip line has been estab- lished for reporting equine abuse and neglect. The USPA Equine Welfare Com- mittee encourages anyone making a report to first reach out to their local ani- mal control to report the issue. If you would like to make your report to the USPA, we ask that you please leave as much detail as possible in your message. Be sure to include the city and state as well as the name of the person you are reporting, how many horses are involved and any information you think is perti- nent. You may also leave your name and phone number, which will be kept confi- dential if you are willing to be contacted for additional information. Anonymous tip line number: (866) 563-5534. Report- ing forms can also be found online at uspolo.org and may be sent by email to equinewelfare@uspolo.org. Drugs and Medications Testing The resumption of medication testing in polo ponies competing in USPA-sanc- tioned tournaments began in late summer and will gradually increase moving for- ward. We encourage all members to review the drugs and medications rules in order to become familiar with the process. Please review the responsible party clause, which essentially states that if you mount a horse and go on to the field to play, you are responsible for the medica- tion condition of that horse. This is true whether you own the horse, rent the horse, borrow the horse, are playing the horse for another owner or are being pro- vided horses to play by a sponsor or pooled horses in a tournament. If you are playing horses that do not belong to you or that you do not have under your control, it is important you inquire as to their medication condition. It is especially important to make your grooms and barn managers aware of this situation. Medication testing will take place at all levels of polo, including high, medium and low goal, as well as intercollegiate/ interscholastic and arena tournaments throughout the year at various polo clubs around the country. The rules can be found on uspolo.org. Published by the United States Polo Association Offices at 9011 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, Florida 33467 (800) 232-USPA Chairman: Chip Campbell President: Tony Coppola Secretary: Stewart Armstrong Treasurer: Sam Ramirez Chief Executive Officer: Robert Puetz POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 7 Brookshire: 22 Scott Wood A Lucas James 7 Pablo "Polito" Pieres 10 Pedro Falabella 5 Cessna: 21 Chip Campbell 2 Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 7 Felipe Marquez 6 Felipe Viana 6 Coca Cola: 22 Gillian Johnston 2 Wesley Finlayson 4 Julian de Lusarreta 8 Ignacio Novillo Astrada 8 Daily Racing Form: 22 Jared Zenni 6 Geronimo Obregon 4 Santiago Cernadas 6 Agustin Obregon 6 Equuleus: 22 Joe DiMenna A Iñaki Laprida 7 Magoo Laprida 8 Mariano Gonzalez 7 Iconica: 22 Maureen Brennan 1 Peke Gonzalez 5 Sebastian Merlos 9 Matias Magrini 7 La Indiana: 22 Michael Bickford 2 Facundo Obregon 6 Jeff Hall 7 Tomas Garcia del Rio 7 Los Monjitas: 22 Camilo Bautista A Hilario Ulloa 10 Francisco Elizalde 8 Matthew Coppola 4 Park Place: 22 Andrey Borodin A Juan Britos 8 Nico Pieres 9 Tommy Collingwood 5 Pilot: 22 Curtis Pilot A Facundo Pieres 10 Gonzalo Pieres Jr. 9 Matias Gonzalez 3 Postage Stamp Farm: 22 Annabelle Gundlach A Valerio "Lerin" Zubiaurre 8 Mariano Aguerre 8 Joaquin Panelo 6 Santa Clara: 22 Nico Escobar 3 Mariano Obregon Jr. 6 Ignacio "Cubi" Toccalino 8 Luis Escobar 5 SD Farms: 22 Sayyu Dantata 2 Peco Polledo 6 Juan "Tito" Ruiz Guiñazu 8 Jesse Bray 6 Stable Door Polo: 21 Henry Porter 3 Santino Magrini 4 Victorino Ruiz 6 Santiago Toccalino 8 Tonkawa: 22 Jeff Hildebrand A Agustin "Tincho" Merlos 8 Guillermo "Sapo" Caset 10 Sterling Giannico 4 Team Name TBA: 21 Will Johnston 2 Jason Crowder 6 Miguel Novillo Astrada 9 Stevie Orthwein 4 Gauntlet of Polo teams

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