Polo Players Edition

JUL 2018

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 S C E N E N E W S • N O T E S • T R E N D S • Q U O T E S 18 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N CELEBRATION OF THE HORSE Event brings together several equestrian disciplines T HE DENVER POLO CLUB in Littleton, Colorado, kicked off its season June 1-3 with its annual Celebration of the Horse, an event that brings the Colorado equestrian community together for a three-day, fun-filled weekend with grand prix show jumping, polo and a PBR rodeo. The event also honored Littleton Equine Medical Center's Dr. Marvin Beeman, an internationally recognized innovater and educator in the equestrian world, his career marked by publications, presentations and honors worldwide. A former 3-goal player, he also fox hunts with the Arapahoe Hunt Club and enjoys trail riding. "We are excited to have top professionals from each discipline under one roof for a weekend where everyone can let their hair down before the competitive summer season starts. It's like having the NFL, NHL and NBA under one roof," said club owner Erica Gandomcar. After the big weekend, field-side guests were invited back to the polo club for The Ultimate Polo Experience. Partnering with College Track, a non-profit organization that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college, the club gave guests the opportunity to hit the polo ball, ride a horse, watch competitive polo and tailgate and get a crash course in polo from one of the club's fantastic polo pros, Mark Wates. LAUREN BIDDLE Riders competed in a grand prix as part of the Celebration of the Horse. Dr. Marvin Beeman was honored at the event. LAUREN BIDDLE LAUREN BIDDLE The club's polo arena was transformed into a bucking arena for the rodeo events. LAUREN BIDDLE The club partnered with College Track to give guests a crash course in polo.

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