In just over a week, Ricky Cooper captain of Clogau Wales Polo team will be returning with his team to America to defend the title they have held for the last two years, as winners of the Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower.
US Trust rallied in the second half to capture the US Trust Cup with a thrilling 11-10 overtime victory over Postage Stamp Farm Sunday at Grand Champions Polo Club. Luis Escobar scored the winning goal in the first minute of sudden death to clinch the victory.
By day, they hold down a number of regular jobs such as hospice nurse, police officer, teacher, researcher, etc. But at least once a week, if the weather is good and dry, they come together as a polo team
Horses used in the game of polo (known as “ponies” although many are full-sized horses) are asked to sprint at top speed, turn sharply, make sudden stops, stay balanced while riders shift their weight far out of center, and even run into other horses to gain an advantageous position. The nature of the game puts both ponies and players in a position to sustain injuries.
Aspen Valley and Grand Champions Polo Clubs will be well-represented this week in a polo tournament at the Gulf Coast's premier Point Clear Polo Club in Silverhill, Ala.
A polo ball must be within the limits of 3 to 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 ounces in weight. A polo ball is usually made of a solid hard plastic. The most common polo balls in use are
On her one year anniversary of her first tournament game, Annabelle Gundlach led her Postage Stamp Farm team (Annabelle Gundlach, Brandon Phillips, Guille Aguero and Leo Mandelbaum) to a 9-4 win over Audi (Santos Bollini, Marc Ganzi, Luis Escobar and Juan Bollini) in the final of the 2015 Tackeria Invitational at the Grand Champions Polo Club Sunday afternoon.
An award-winning polo horse was killed in a Thermal pasture after being shot multiple times Wednesday morning, according to its owner.
The tournament’s underdog, Team Adeptus/Sycamore won the 106th USPA Spreckels Cup at the San Diego Polo Club, which took place on Sunday, September 27
The much-anticipated fall season at Grand Champions Polo Club gets under way Friday with the Tackeria Invitational.