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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Playing Pony. USPA Governor-at-Large, Russ Sheldon (father of Billy Sheldon) raved about the organization and production of the tournament by the California Polo Club. "I've been to a lot of different polo clubs in my life and I will have to say that the efforts and presentation made by the California Polo Club should be heralded by the United States Polo Association as a model for other clubs to strive for." The winning team was invited to participate in a 17-goal arena match at the Polo America Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada two weeks later. After the Arena Open final, California Polo Club's Max Duarte declared, "We are going to Vegas, baby!" But, because of a scheduling conflict Ashton Wolf was not able to attend. Instead opponent Billy Sheldon agreed to take Wolf's place for the first ever polo match in Vegas. Domingo Questel, who is club pro and head instructor for the California Polo Club, rounded out Right: Cary Burch tries to push Manny Questel off the ball. Below: Producer Michael Butler, actress Stephanie Powers and circuit governor Denny Geiler celebrate with the winners. 32 POLO PLAYERS EDITION

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