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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J uan Martin Obregon led SD Farms to a 10-6 victory over Banks Mill/Cardina Eastern in the final of the 12-goal Pete Bostwick Memorial at New Bridge Polo Club in Aiken, South Carolina on May 20. Banks Mill/Cardina Eastern (Hope Arellano, Chilo Cordova, Julio Arellano, Lucas Arellano) got on the board first with a Penalty 2 conversion from Hope Arellano. SD Farms (Tristan Hurley, Kegan Walsh (filling in for Sayu Dantata), Obregon, Peco Polledo) shot back with a goal from Hurley and a pair of goals from Obregon to end the first chukker with SD Farms sporting a 3-1 lead. Lucas Arellano split the uprights early in the second, but Obregon answered back with Penalty 2 conversions in both the second and third to give SD Farms a 5-2 lead at the half. Hurley shot through two goals and Obregon sunk a Penalty 4 in the fourth to jump out front 8-2. Banks Mill/ Cardina Eastern took control of the fifth chukker with Hope Arellano finding the target with a pair of penalty conversions and Julio Arellano, aboard Best Playing Pony Goosebumps, sent the ball through the uprights while SD Farms was silenced. SD Farms then extended a three-goal lead to four with a goal by Polledo. Cordova answered for Banks Mill but Obregon shot through his sixth goal to ensure the win. SD Farms' Tristan Hurley, who scored three goals, was named MVP. In 8-goal action, Sig/Foxdale 46 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N P O L O R E P O R T D I S P A T C H E S F R O M T H E W O R L D O F P O L O SD Farms' Peco Polledo, right, tries to get past defender Banks Mill/Cardina Eastern's Chilo Cordova in the final of the Bostwick Memorial at New Bridge Polo Club. SD FARMS SUCCESSFUL IN BOSTWICK MEMORIAL S O U T H E A S T KATIE ROTH

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