Apr 02, 2019 2:44 PM
The Florida sun attracted NYTS players from across the country, Canada and Mexico to participate in the Sarasota Polo Club and International Polo Club Palm Beach NYTS Qualifier tournaments. The Sarasota Polo Club (Sarasota, Florida) divided 16 players amongst two divisions. The Beck family hosted a lively party for all participants complete with a custom pizza bar, asado and live music. With the majority of the country still bundling up for winter, several NYTS players saw the opportunity to play outdoor polo while on spring break. The Polo Training Foundation hosted a NYTS Qualifier tournament in conjunction with the Yunghanns Charity Challenge at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Four teams featuring some of Wellington’s rising stars competed using the new four team “round robin” format.
Sarasota Polo Club White: Ian Campbell, Pippa Campbell, Aiden Meeker, Jillian Beck, Gracie Brown.
Sarasota Polo Club Red: Jenna Tarshis, Lila Bennett, Gavin Marshmann, Robby Mooney, Raj Singh.
Final: Sarasota Polo Club Red def. Sarasota Polo Club White 6-5
Best Playing Pony: Tess played by Ian Campbell.
All Stars: Ian Campbell, Aiden Meeker, Jenna Tarshis, Lila Bennett.
Orange Theory: Robby Mooney, Ramon Caro, Reme Stainton, Kaitlyn Hornung.
House Match: Maddy Richter, Hanna Hornung, Sophie Cottrez, Natalie Richter.
Final: Orange Theory def. House Match 8-1
Best Playing Pony: Bajo, owned by Dardo Iglesias, played by Ramon Caro.
All-Stars: Ramon Caro, Hanna Hornung, Robby Mooney, Maddy Richter.
Horses Give Hope: Joscelin Gallegos, Grace Grotnik, Ricardo Falla, Lucas Escobar.
PTF: Ava Hinkson, Cipriano Echezarreta, Timmy Dutta, Landen Daniels.
Tackeria: Liliana Falcone, Carolina Falcone, Hope Arellano*, Hardy Pembertson.
GJ Racing: Malia Bryan, Finn Secunda, Sebastian Celis, Jack Whitman.
GJ Racing def. Tackeria 3-2
PTF def. Horses Give Hope 3-2
Consolation Final: Tackeria def. Horses Give Hope ended 2-2 in regulation play, Tackeria won in shootout
Final: PTF def. GJ Racing 5-1
Best Playing Pony: Hot Diggity Dog played by Hope Arellano.
NYTS All Stars: Hope Arellano, Timmy Dutta, Lucas Arellano, Landen Daniels, Malia Bryan, Jack Whitman, Cipriano Echezarreta
Most Valuable Player: Timmy Dutta
Sportsmanship: Hope Arellano
*Hope Arellano is a member of Team USPA. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.
Effective Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.Read More