The Florida sun attracted NYTS players from across the country, Canada and Mexico to participate in the Sarasota Polo Club and International Polo Club Palm Beach NYTS Qualifier tournaments. The Sarasota Polo Club (Sarasota, Florida) divided 16 players amongst two divisions. The Beck family hosted a lively party for all participants complete with a custom pizza bar, asado and live music. With the majority of the country still bundling up for winter, several NYTS players saw the opportunity to play outdoor polo while on spring break. The Polo Training Foundation hosted a NYTS Qualifier tournament in conjunction with the Yunghanns Charity Challenge at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Four teams featuring some of Wellington’s rising stars competed using the new four team “round robin” format.
NYTS QUALIFIER AT SARASOTA POLO CLUB
Sarasota Polo Club White: Ian Campbell, Pippa Campbell, Aiden Meeker, Jillian Beck, Gracie Brown.
Sarasota Polo Club Red: Jenna Tarshis, Lila Bennett, Gavin Marshmann, Robby Mooney, Raj Singh.
Game: SPC Red def. SPC White 6-5
Best Playing Pony: Tess played by Ian Campbell.
All Stars: Ian Campbell, Aiden Meeker, Jenna Tarshis, Lila Bennett.
Orange Theory: Robby Mooney, Ramon Caro, Reme Stainton, Kaitlyn Hornung.
House Match: Maddy Richter, Hanna Hornung, Sophie Cottrez, Natalie Richter.
Game: Orange Theory def. House Match 8-1
Best Playing Pony: Bajo, owned by Dardo Iglesias, played by Ramon Caro.
All-Stars: Ramon Caro, Hanna Hornung, Robby Mooney, Maddy Richter.
NYTS QUALIFIER AT INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH/PTF YUNGHANNS CHARITY CHALLENGE
Horses Give Hope: Joscelin Gallegos, Grace Grotnik, Ricardo Falla, Lucas Escobar.
PTF: Ava Hinkson, Cipriano Echezarreta, Timmy Dutta, Landen Daniels.
Tackeria: Liliana Falcone, Carolina Falcone, Hope Arellano, Hardy Pembertson.
GJ Racing: Malia Bryan, Finn Secunda, Sebastian Celis, Jack Whitman.
GJ Racing def. Tackeria 3-2
PTF def. Horses Give Hope 3-2
Consolation Final: Tackeria def. Horses Give Hope ended 2-2 in regulation play, Tackeria won in shootout
Final: PTF def. GJ Racing 5-1
Best Playing Pony: Hot Diggity Dog played by Hope Arellano.
NYTS All Stars: Hope Arellano, Timmy Dutta, Lucas Arellano, Landen Daniels, Malia Bryan, Jack Whitman, Cipriano Echezarreta
Most Valuable Player: Timmy Dutta
Sportsmanship: Hope Arellano