Valiente (Bob Jornayvaz, Tommy Beresford, Guillermo Terrera, Alejo Taranco and Sapo Caset) managed to beat Las Monjitas (Camilo Bautista, Facundo Sola, Sebastian Merlos and Eduardo Novillo Astrada) in overtime Wednesday afternoon, 13-12, in second round play in the 2015 United States Open Championship at the International Polo Club, but they needed an overtime goal with which to do it.
Polo can be a confusing spectacle for the uninitiated.
Horses charge up and down a large rectangular field while players clad in color-coded garbs hack at a small white ball with mallets on elongated sticks.
The Kalaway Cup Polo Event in Barrington Hills will continue beyond 2015, after village trustees this week approved a 20-year extension on the special use permit allowing the annual event. The unanimous vote came just weeks after the village's zoning board failed to approve the extension.
The USPA U.S. Open Polo Championship®, the most prestigious tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904 where it was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, NY and has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach of Wellington, Florida since 2004.
Two games decided in overtime and the other by a single goal illustrated the parity of the teams competing in the 2015 United States Open Championship at the International Polo Club in Sunday competition.
As polo ponies across England are toning up from their daily schedule of sets in anticipation of the start of the English summer polo season which is almost upon us, in the USA the final leg of the Triple Crown is about to get underway this weekend with the announcement of the schedule of the 26 goal, 111th USPA U.S. Open Polo Championship.