Polo Players Edition

FEB 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 19 T HE TRIANGLE AREA POLO CLUB in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, celebrated the end of its 2018 season with awards, honoring several of its members. The club's Linfoot Most Improved Player Award went to Carson Tucker; the Equine Welfare Award went to Chelsy Miller; club tournament series champion was Tammy Havener; Silver Series Grand Champion Player of the Year was Jordan Lee; and Horse of the Year went to David Brooks' Hot Rod. Hot Rod was Best Playing Pony in the USPA Sportsmanship Cup, plays interscholastic polo, is regularly ridden by many different players in the club's lesson program and won three team penning events. "It that's not enough, we also used him to rope the neighbor's cows when they got out, not once but twice," remarked Brooks. AND THE WINNERS ARE ... Club celebrates season by honoring members Clockwise, from top left: Club Tournament Series Champion Tammy Havener with David Brooks; Pat Bodager on Horse of the Year Hot Rod; Silver Series Grand Champion Player of the Year Jordan Lee with David Brooks; Equine Welfare Award winner Chelsy Miller, DVM with David Brooks; and Most Improved Player Carson Tucker with David Brooks.

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