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Travieso wins on debut

Carlucho Arellano showed streaks of greatness Friday afternoon as he scored nine goals in leading Travieso (Lucas Arellano, Teo Calle, Juancito Bollini and Carlucho Arellano) to a 13-10 win over Odosan (Joe Chai, Ricky Mershad, Juan Redlich and Joaquín Panelo) in the opening game of the 2015 8-goal Aspen Valley Cup at the Grand Champions Polo Club Friday afternoon.

13th Valartis Bank Snow Polo World Cup

Jan 15, 2015 :: Kitzbuehel welcomes the new year with a class winter sport. For the 13th time the Valartis Bank Snow Polo World Cup will be held on the outskirts of Kitzbuehel from 15 to 18 January, 2015. The event is regarded as the world's largest polo tournament on snow and shines with action-packed equestrian and elegant ambiance. Enjoy the opening in the centre of Kitzbuehel on Thursday. Come and watch the exciting games from Friday to Sunday against the beautiful backdrop of the Wilder Kaiser. Free admission!

ORCHARD HILL AND LECHUZA WINS

The new-look Orchard Hill polo team (Steve Van Andel, Lucas Criado, Facundo Pieres and Remy Muller) scored their first win of the 20-goal season in a Thursday morning contest with Coca-Cola (Gillian Johnston, Sugar Erskine,

Playing Polo in Haiti

In December 2014, Travel + Leisure magazine listed Haiti as one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2015." Wow! That really made my day. I forwarded the link to a bunch of people I know, while trying very hard not to pepper my note with multiple exclamation points.

Black Eagles set to defend arena title in 2015

3 and 12 goal sections of The National Club Championships will be underway this Saturday. Black Eagles are back to defend their 2014 title of The HPA New Year National Club Championships 12 goal following their win in the 15 goal before Christmas.

Merchant Hub roughed up by Villa Del Lago in Joe Barry Cup loss

Villa Del Lago (Jim Zenni, Agustin Obregon, Polito Pieres and Julian de Lusarreta) spotted Merchant Hub (Scott Swerdlin, Marianito Obregon, Facundo Obregon and Luis Escobar) one goal by handicap before routing them 18-10 in their 20-goal debut in Joe Barry Memorial Cup play at the International Polo Club Wednesday afternoon.

Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Anything’s possible

If you ever needed the motivation to just try something new - whatever your age and skill level - take inspiration from Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

President of the UAE Polo Cup 2015

Held in the name of the president, the H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Polo Cup comes under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, and is expected to commence this coming Sunday Jan 6th at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

Arena Polo

Traditional polo, which is played on a ten-acre grass field, has become ridiculously expensive at many clubs around the country. The bottom line is that the annual maintenance cost of a single grass field is anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000, and most clubs have several grass fields. Taking these maintenance costs together with the salaries of club employees into account, it doesn’t take long to realize that the membership fees at most clubs have to be set extremely high just to break even (unless these costs are heavily subsidized by the club’s owners).

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