International Arena Game Features Top Juniors Wednesday At Polo West

arenaBy Arianna Delin, Sharon Robb for Grand Champions Polo Club

Some of the sport’s top junior players from the U.S., Argentina and England will compete in the International Arena Game Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Polo West.

England, Grand Champions and Big Three will play in the three-team game.

Grand Champions’ talented trio of Grant Ganzi, Matias Gonzalez and Santos Bollini will use the game as a warm-up for the Feb. 19-21 USPA Interscholastic Southeast Region Tournament in Valley Forge, Pa.

The trio will be making its debut in the USPA Interscholastic Southeast Region Tournament.

Riley Ganzi, Juancito Bollini and Lolly Stanhope-White are members of the Big Three that represents the United States, Argentina and England.

England will be represented by Alex Webbe, Rob Fleming and Angus Hamilton.

The game is being live streamed by ChukkerTV, leaders in polo broadcasting. Admission is free to the arena game.

ChukkerTV is also exclusively live streaming International Polo Club Palm Beach and Grand Champions Polo Club games during the 2016 season with polo broadcasters Toby Wayman and Dale Schwetz calling the action.

Arena polo is a fast-paced version of polo played outdoors on a smaller-sized all-weather surface or indoor arena. There are three players on each team. The normal game consists of four chukkers.

With polo tournaments at Grand Champions and International Polo Club Palm Beach being postponed on Tuesday and Wednesday because of wet fields, the International Arena Game will provide fans with a much-needed polo fix.

When the fields dry, action will continue this month with 6-, 8- and 12-goal tournaments at Grand Champions Polo Club, the nation’s busiest, most innovative and cutting edge polo club.

The USPA 12-Goal Sieber Memorial, Santa Rita Memorial 8-Goal and Halo Polo Trophy 6-Goal Tournament are being held this month.

Grand Champions Polo Club also features The Polo School, dedicated to teaching polo, particularly grass roots youth. Its mission is to provide individuals opportunities in polo. The Polo School operates in Wellington January through June and September through November.

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