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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6 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Global Brand Ambassador U.S. Polo Assn. and the United States Polo Association are thrilled to announce professional polo player, Jared Zenni, as their newest global brand ambassador. Built on the heritage and authenticity of the sport of polo, U.S. Polo Assn. believes Zenni is ideal for this iconic role coming off a thrilling victory in the 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship as a member of the Daily Racing Form polo team. Zenni scored two goals in the championship— including the game winner—securing his place as a leader and one of the most rec- ognizable faces of the sport. U.S. Polo Assn. historically taps young polo players to be ambassadors as they are committed to showcasing the fun, passion and comradery of the sport of polo. Zenni is no exception, having proved himself an integral member of various teams in past competitions and through his experience with mentoring younger polo players. He is also committed to raising aware- ness for the sport and is actively involved in the American polo scene. Zenni's latest appearance was playing in the 125th Argentine Open in December, where the world's greatest polo players compete in the fiercest competition in the sport. Zenni said, "I am very excited to be partnering with USPAGL and USPA to continue to bring more awareness to the sport of polo and further reinforce the authenticity of U.S. Polo Assn." "Jared demonstrates the dedication and skills necessary to continue to develop and grow as a top competitor in polo. This is a great opportunity for the USPA to sup- port one of our most promising players competing in the United States and around the world," said USPA CEO Robert Puetz. "His determination, knowl- edge and experience will help guide young players with similar goals and aspira- tions." In his role as brand ambassador, Zenni will serve as both a spokesperson for USPA programs, a mentor for young American players and will be outfitted in U.S. Polo Assn. gear on and off the field as he plays in the 2019 winter, high-goal polo season in Palm Beach County, Florida. As an ambassador, he will also share stories about the sport and himself through digi- tal platforms with U.S. Polo Assn.'s four million global social media followers who follow the sport and the brand closely. "We are beyond excited to begin our partnership with Jared. Not only is he an incredible player and role model, but he's dedicated to improving the visibility and appeal of the sport of polo globally," explained USPAGL President & CEO J. Michael Prince. "This is just another example of U.S. Polo Assn.'s authentic connection to the sport of polo as we con- tinue to engage new consumers and sports' fans around the world." Zenni has grown significantly from a young, up-and-coming player over the last few years, showcasing his talents in vari- ous global competitions in 2017 and 2018. As a child, he was drawn to horses but admittedly was more interested in tradi- tional American sports like basketball, football and baseball. That changed when Jared Zenni and his horse Tormenta UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION

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