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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20 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N O N SATURDAY, APRIL 14, Jade Crabtree and Chris Jones t ied the knot at Crabtree's family's Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, Texas. Crabtree is the daughter of Dena Miller and stepdaughter of Vaughn Miller. Jones, the son of Ralph and Lynette Jones, is a Marine who competes in military polo matches all over the country. Jones is also a regular at the Prestonwood Polo Club where he reconnected with Crabtree. The two attended the local Hebron High School together, but never dated. Years later they ran into each other at the club, and magic happened. Dena Miller said, "Two polo families joined in a perfect and beautiful way." After the wedding, Jones and groomsman and new brother-in-law Vaughn Miller Jr. couldn't resist saddling up some ponies to stick and ball in their wedding suits! GAME, SET, MATCH Couple meets, weds at polo club Mr. and Mrs. Jones BOB MANZANO Grant Lockhart greets the fans after Vancouver's win. P OLO CAME TO VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 20, when Thunderbird Show Park partnered with Vancouver Polo Club to bring equestrian sport to downtown Vancouver, with skyscrapers as a backdrop. The event attracted 4,000 spectators. The 90- x 175-foot arena was set up in a parking lot in Larwill Park, just east of Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Five hundred tons of exquisite footing was trucked in to accommodate a grand prix and the polo match. The event was a precursor to the Longines FEI Nations Cup set for June 3 at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, British Columbia, as well as the Vancouver Polo Club season. A VIP area, food trucks and beer garden were set up along the arena, complete with a jumbotron. Pony rides were also available for the younger spectators. In the match, George Dill Polo (Paul Sullivan, Jay Garnett, Dean Medwid) took on Vancouver Polo Club (Grant Lockhart, Ralph Benson Hurlbutt, Claudia Tornquist) with Vancouver getting the 9-8 edge. After the polo match, 19 top riders from Canada, USA, Ireland, Israel and Netherlands competed in the 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix. The event was capped off with an official afterparty at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. CITY SLICKERS Arena polo match played in the heart of Vancouver

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