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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T HE HAWAII POLO CLUB, in Mokuleia, Hawaii, held The Hawaii Polo Life Spring Invitational, May 6. The 18-goal match was the highest-rated polo to be played at the club in 30 years. The match pitted HPL Black (Luis Escobar, Chris Dawson, Roberto Zedda, Jeff Hall) against HPL White (Patrick Uretz, Devon Dailey, Mariano Gracida, Matias Torres Zavaleta) in an exciting match. Dawson traded goals with Zavaleta in the first chukker to knot the score 1-1. White took a 3-2 advantage after the second but Black rebounded to finish the first half on top 6-4. Emcees Kaiki Ragragola, Jobeth Devera and Scotty B welcomed hundreds of guest to divot stop to remixed disco grooves by DJ Toma. In addition, polo player Noelani Picollo and friends gave a drill performance and Cos Acro showed off acrobatic moves. Hall extended Blacks lead to 8-4 in the fourth. The fifth and final chukker had Zavaleta narrowing the gap with back-to-back goals but Hall responded in-kind to give Black the 10-6 victory. After the match, top Billboard reggae recording artist and North Shore native Landon McNamara entertained the crowd with a high-energy, oceanfront concert. u HAWAII POLO LIFE Hundreds treated to world-class polo on Oahu's North Shore Polo player Noelani Picollo and friends performed drills during halftime.

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