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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P O L O R E P O R T 52 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Kampsen added a Penalty 2 but Toccalino responded. Kampsen scored two more goals and Colombres added another to put Dutta comfortably ahead 8-5 at the half. Colombres and Garcia del Rio swapped goals in the fourth and Dutta scored a lone goal in the fifth to enter the final chukker with Dutta ahead 10-6. Colombres' horse slipped going around the corner, unseating Colombres and tripping Garcia del Rio and his horse. Colombres took a few minutes to get checked by paramedics and mounted back up. Garcia del Rio hit the target early in the sixth, but Colombres had the answer. Toccalino slipped the ball between the uprights but it wasn't enough and Dutta took the win, 11-8. Colombres was named MVP for the second time this season and his dark bay gelding, 10-year-old Coquito, was Best Playing Pony. In the consolation Bobby Barry Cup, Santa Clara edged SD Farms, 9- 8, after the teams were tied going into the final period. Nico Escobar scored the game-winner. HORSEWARE WINS ORTHWEIN MEMORIAL Horseware topped a four-team lineup in the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Family Cup at Port Mayaca Polo Club in Port Mayaca, Florida on Dec. 31. The matches began on Dec. 29 when Traveller's Rest (Tiffany Orthwein, Lukas Orthwein, Robert Orthwein, Sloan Stefanakis) edged Tim Dutta's Dutta Corp, 8-4½, while Horseware (Barry Finnegan, Tom McGuinness, Hugo Lloret, Segundo Merlos) downed Speedwell (Nicole Watson, Paul Von Gontard, Steve Orthwein Jr., Gus Whitlaw), 7-2½. Horseware faced Traveller's Rest in the final. It was very competitive as Hugo Lloret led Horseware, trading goals with the entire Traveller's Rest team to lead 5-3½ at the half. Finnegan increased that lead with a great field goal in the third chukker. The teams battled back and forth, ending with Horseware ahead 7-5½. Finnegan was named MVP and Cora, a pretty bay mare owned by Robert Orthwein and started by Steve Orthwein Sr., was Best Playing Pony. In the consolation New Years Eve Cup, Dutta Corp defeated Speedwell, 6½-3. Best Playing Pony honors went to Robert Orthwein's Cora, a mare started by Steve Orthwein Sr. Horseware's Barry Finnegan, Hugo Lloret, Tom McGuinness and Segundo Merlos won the Orthwein Memorial Family Cup. Horseware edged Speedwell in the preliminary match to advance to the final of the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Family Cup at Port Mayaca Polo Club.

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