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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8 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Thank you to Certified Polo Instructor Cindy Halle who conducted eight inter- collegiate player clinics in conjunction with I/I College Polo 101—club consulting series at Washington State University, the University of Idaho, Oklahoma State Uni- versity, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee University, Montana State University, the University of Texas and Texas Tech Uni- versity. Thank you to Certified Polo Instructor Connor Deal for conducting swing & rid- ing analysis to the participants of I/I invi- tational tournaments; Mustang Madness, hosted by Central Coast Polo Club; and Fall Fandango, hosted by Legend's Ranch. Middle School League That's a wrap! Thank you to all of our host sites and participants in the 2019 I/I Middle School League. Host Sites include Aiken/New Bridge Polo Club, Garrison Forest School, Marlan Farm, Prestonwood Polo Club, Central Coast Polo Club, Gard- nertown Polo Club, Yale Polo & Equestri- an Center, Chicago, Lakeside Polo Club and Maui Polo Club. Intern Program Are you interested in pur- suing a career in polo? Are you a recent college gradu- ate interested in getting involved in the polo indus- try? Do you want to learn more about running a club or polo school from knowl- edgeable professionals? If any of these sound like you, the USPA internship pro- gram might be a great fit! We are here to help con- nect young aspiring polo professionals with successful clubs and managers. We have opportunities ranging from the big- ger to smaller clubs across the country for an array of experience levels. If you are interested, email Ali Davidge at adavidge@uspolo.org to learn more about the opportunities available. Team USPA Team USPA members took advantage of the multitude of playing opportunities south of the equator during the main sea- son in Argentina. Remy du Celliee Muller and Jesse Bray competed among 35 teams in the Sojo 18-goal tournament as part of the training program at Estancia Don Urbano. Julia Smith played alongside Naomí Schroeder (2), Camilia Rossi (5) and Inés Lalor (6) in the 16- to 18-goal upper handicap division of the Copa Myr- iam Heguy organized by the Argentine Polo Association. Felipe Viana, Matt Coppola and Matias Gonzalez also spent time in Argentina preparing for the upcoming winter sea- son. Jared Zenni made his mark in Argentina, qualifying for the Triple Crown with La Cañada. Around the other side of the globe, Cacho Galindo took the field with Garangula in Australia, playing in multi- ple leagues with the team while also riding young horses for the organization. Junior Polo/NYTS The National Youth Tournament Series program is preparing for the upcom- ing qualifier season. If your club is interested in hosting a tournament, please con- tact Amanda Snow, asnow@uspolo.org. UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION Cindy Halle, third from right, conducted eight intercollegiate player clinics, including this one at Virginia Tech. The middle school crew at Marlan Farm

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