Orchard Hill (Steve Van Andel, Lucas Criado, Facundo Pieres and Remy Muller) continued to impress as they racked up a 12-11 win over Lechuza (Victor Vargas, Marcos Alberdi, Juan Martin Nero and Martin Espain) Thursday afternoon in the 2015 20-goal Joe Barry memorial Cup at the International Polo Club for a perfect 3-0 record in Bracket II competition.
I don’t think anyone really knows how old my favoritest horse, Shrimp, is … I think she is in her 20′s but I don’t know how far north of 20. Even at her age, with battle scars and an ugly capped hock, she has serious speed and agility. I can’t imagine what she was like when she was younger.
Part two of ‘Around the World in search of polo’ features highlights of tournaments to be played from May to August 2015. Opening play are some key matches in all polo calendars as the high goal season starts in the UK, with games in the Spanish Sotogrande sun hot on their heels in August.
A new year brings with it not only New Year’s Resolutions but also new polo tournaments and seasons around the World, with a variety of destinations holding matches in the upcoming weeks of January 2015, from high goal in Florida to snow polo on the lakes of St. Moritz, there is something for everyone who fancies a trip with polo to spectate included on the itinerary.
The oldest and most prestigious polo tournament in New Zealand is soon to get underway with 24 teams entered across four handicap levels. The Mackenzie Salver -5 – 0 goal has six teams whilst The Riddiford and Levin Cup 2 – 3 goal, which was first introduced in 1928 as a junior section, has nine teams including British 1 goaler Will Brasher.
Carlucho Arellano showed streaks of greatness Friday afternoon as he scored nine goals in leading Traviseo (Lucas Arellano, Teo Calle, Juancito Bollini and Carlucho Arellano) to a 13-10 win over Odosan (Joe Chai, Ricky Mershad, Juan Redlich and Juaquin Panelo) in the opening game of the 2015 8-goal Aspen Valley Cup at the Grand Champions Polo Club Friday afternoon.