Prepare to relive the passion, adrenaline and horsepower from the XII FIP World Polo Championship in the captivating documentary, The Sport of Horses.
As all eyes turned to the USPA National Polo Center-Wellington this fall for the FIP World Polo Championship, the United States Polo Association and USPA Global Licensing partnered with Running Iron Creative to capture the magic of the global spectacle to further showcase the event, its competitors and the horses that made the tournament so successful in a thrilling four-part documentary.
The Sport of Horses was created with the intention of delving deeper behind the scenes. The documentary features insightful background information from FIP Horsemaster Adam Snow, inspiring stories of preparation and pride from USA competitor Hope Arellano, never-before-seen footage of the zone playoffs leading up to the final event, and countless other perceptive contributions from players, visionaries and supporters.
Running Iron Creative was chosen as the appropriate partner for this project because of its deep knowledge of polo and strong history in the sport. The leadership team is comprised of several current and former players, director and producer Ty MacCarty, and producer Gus Whitelaw. The collective is led by C.V. Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup winner Rob Jornayvaz. Running Iron Creative also brings with them an unparalleled level of experience, gained from their work on many projects in the polo sphere, including the National Geographic and 60 Minutes stories about Adolfo Cambiaso’s cloning endeavors.
All four episodes of The Sport of Horses are now streaming on the USPA YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/uspapolonetwork under “Playlists.” The four episodes are “Horse Master,” “Hope,” “Top Level Horses” and “History in the Making.”
The series will also air on ESPN in February and beIN Sports in July with the potential to reach millions of households worldwide.