Polo Players Edition

NOV 2011

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 PAGES Instructor publishes polo reference book IMAGINE TAKING ONE OF THE MOST knowledgeable individuals in any sport and bottling up his or her knowledge for others to share. Well, that is basically what has been done for the polo community with Rege Ludwig's recently published hardcover book POLO For The 21st Century. A world-renowned polo instructor, Ludwig began teaching polo in 1983 at the University of Virginia. Since then he introduced the sport to numerous individuals, provided coaching and instruction to countless amateurs, and coached some of the best players in the sport to victories in the top tournaments including the U.S. Open and Handicap, the FIP World Polo Championship, and the USPA Gold Cup. He continues to teach polo clinics in the U.S. and Europe, and since 2008 has run an international polo school in Thailand. Ludwig utilizes his vast experience and knowledge of the finer details of the sport to offer readers of his book everything about playing polo including developing a strong riding base, horses, equipment for both horses and players, playing positions, rules and penalties, game strategy, hitting, and handicaps. It is a must read, not just for any newcomer to the sport, but any player wanting to improve by going back to the basics. With over 100 pages, complete with colorful diagrams and photos accompanying easy-to- understand instructions, any player will benefit from Ludwig's extensive knowledge. While Ludwig came out with an instructional DVD a few years ago called Polo: Hitting the ball with power and accuracy, this is his first book. The book can be purchased online at regeludwigpolo.com; at amazon.com; or select tack shops, including Jackson Hole Horse Emporium, the Tackeria and La Martina. MOST WANTED Player finds new network for crime fighting show JUST WEEKS AFTER FOX Network dropped America's Most Wanted from its line-up after more than two decades, its creator-host, John Walsh, has a new home for the show on the Lifetime network. The program has helped bring nearly 1,200 fugitives to justice. It will return for its 25th season later this year. Lifetime President Nancy Dubuc said, "For more than two decades John Walsh has been leading the fight against crime and it's an honor to partner with him on bringing back this important show." "We've often been called the court of last resort," Walsh said. "Now we are back in the game and ready to saddle up for another season to get justice for victims, and put dangerous criminals behind bars." In May, Fox announced it was axing AMW, citing high John Walsh we've caught "We kept the hotline and website up, and four guys," Walsh said. "The viewers didn't give up on us." In 1981 Walsh launched his crime-busting crusade in the aftermath of the abduction and murder of his 6-year-old son Adam. He became an outspoken advocate for tougher laws against sex offenders, more cooperation among law enforcement agencies, and citizen involvement in flushing out fugitives. Since its April 1988 premiere, it was a fixture on the FOX network, attracting an average of 5 million viewers last season. In a happy coincidence, on September 17 The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave Walsh its Governors Award at the Creative Arts Emmys production costs. At the time the network said it would present four quarterly specials in the coming season. The first of those specials will air in October. Fox's final weekly AMW was telecast in June. ceremony in Los Angeles. The honor goes to a person or organization that makes a substantial impact or demonstrates an extraordinary use of television. Walsh and his sons Hayden and Callaghan have played polo since their introduction to the sport at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic many years ago. POLO PLAYERS EDITION 19

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