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GLAMOUR & CLASS

THE SEATTLE POLO CLUB HOSTS THE PARTY OF THE YEAR IN ROLLS ROYCE FASHION

EQUINE ARTISTRY Raphael Macek’s top models STRAIGHT FROM THE RUNWAY Fashion Week Spring 2018 FEATURING CAMERON SMITH

BEST EQUINE SPECIALISTS Who to call when it really matters


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HAITI POLO Lifestyles L’ÉQUIPE:

President/Executive Editor............ Claude-Alix Bertrand SVP Marketing/Managing Editor............Joshua Jakobitz Marketing Adviser.........................Kimberly J. Campbell Multi-Media Adviser............................. Daniel Hawkins Contributing writers: Mark Wine Oksana Vig Christelle Pierrette Pierre Contributing photographers: Snoopy Polo (Ricardo Motran) Salinas Holcomb Wendy Falourd Will Johnson Leo Faria Yannis Flamos Luca Tombolini Haiti Polo Lifestyles is a publication of Haiti Polo Team. All rights reserved. For information or to advertise, contact editor@htpolo.com Hosted on www.issuu.com/haitipolo On the cover: Cameron Smith, Seattle Polo Team captain

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Campionati Italiani di Polo 2017 Federazione Italiana Sport Equestri Dipartimento Polo Roma Polo Club September 28 - October 1 ♦ Roma http://www.romapoloclub.it Monte Carlo Polo Cup 2017 Monte Carlo Polo Club September 29 - October 1 http://www.montecarlopoloclub.mc Farewell Polo Cup Ham Polo Club October 1 ♦ London https://www.hpclondonpolo.com 124th Annual Hurlingham Open Triple Crown Hurlingham Polo Club Oct 10-28 ♦ Hurlingham, Argentina http://www.hurlinghampolo.com Copas Campana del Desierto AAP From October 6 Pilar, Argentina Matches Mondays and Fridays www.aapolo.com Copa Presidente de Honor AAP From Oct 5 Pilar, Argentina Matches Tuesdays and Thursdays www.aapolo.com Copa Javier Novillo Astrada Y Juan Sauro AAP Simultaneously played with La Gazzoti Tournament From Oct 1 Pilar, Argentina Every Sunday www.aapolo.com Torneo Municipalidad de Pilar AAP From October 9 Pilar, Argentina www.aapolo.com

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CONTENTS

Featured player of the month Cameron Smith, Seattle Polo team captain, pg. 49

Best equine specialists and facilities pg. 60 CONTRIBUTORS & EDITORS

Ambassador Claude-Alix Bertrand shares his favorite items to pack for a fall polo tournament, page 52

Coach Mark Wine strengthens professional athletes’ cores to the max - he shares his tips, pg. 74

Stylist and influencer Oksana Vig reviews her top picks from New York Fashion Week, pg. 28

Editor Josh Jakobitz recounts his chat with the Northwest’s newest celebrity polo player, pg. 49

Journalist and TV host Christelle Pierrette Pierre covers spring 2018 menswear, pg. 40

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Reposted FOR THE RECORD Curated Instagram posts from September

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Haiti Polo Team’s #3 Francisco Pizarro and La Flecha loving the ball

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Amal and George Clooney arrive at the Venice Film Festival

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La Dolfina Valiente wins the San Jorge Polo Open

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Original 90s supermodels at Versace at Milan Fashion Week

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Belle of the ball Millie Bobby Brown at the Emmy Awards

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The tennis champion gives birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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Design house Marchesa rocks the catwalk and the red carpet at the Emmys

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XI FIP World Cup playoff battle between India and Iran

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A life celebrated, Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years after Paris car crash


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Polo mallet bracelets worn in fun summer colors

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Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson returns after 288 days

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Sloane Stephens wins the U.S. Open Women’s Singles

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Apple introduces the new iPhone and it’s new features

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Rafa Nadal is the 2017 U.S. Open Men’s Singles Champion

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Kensington Palace announces the Duke and Duchess are expecting #3

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Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe share an Emmy for “Master of None”

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Street style turns sidewalks into catwalks in New York City

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La Dolfina Valiente wins the 53rd Abierto de Jockey Club Cup

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Polo

TAILGATING 101

What’s in your basket? Enjoy tailgating a polo tournament in style. Score big from the sidelines this fall with this essential packing list to ensure an elegant and festive game day picnic.

TAILGATING STAPLES:

START THE PARTY:

SNACK ON IT:

STAY HYDRATED:

Yeti Hopper Two 30 Soft Cooler, yeti.com

Brut Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne 2002, perrier-jouet.com

Terra Sweet Potato Chips, terrachips.com

Cold-Pressed Watermelon WTRMLN WTR, wtrmlnwtr.com

Yves Delorme blanket, neimanmarcus.com Callisto Home pillows, assorted, callistohome.com “Haiti Polo Lifestyles” September issue, issuu.com/haitipolo Haiti Polo Team cap, htpolo.com

Buccellati Milano sterling silver champagne bucket, buccellati.com Baccarat Dom Perignon Flute Pair, bloomingdales.com Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tray, tiffany.com

Beats by DRE Beatbox, beatsbydre.com

William Yeoward Inez Comport, williamyeoward.com

Williams-Sonoma Round Slate Cheese Board, williams-sonoma.com

Juliska crystal comport, juliska.com

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Fauchon Paris delicacies, fauchon.com Organic apples, blackberries and raspberries, wholefoodsmarket.com

Lorina French Limonade 750 mL, taylorsmarket.com Life Water, lifewtr.com

Charles SF Chocolates, charleschocolates.com

Gatorade Organic, shop.gatorade.com

Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs, boursin.com

Harmless Harvest Coconut Water, harmlessharvest.com

FURRY FRIENDS: Bring your pooch - they love being part of the action

KEEP WARM: Neiman Marcus silk cashmere throw, neimanmarcus.com


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Scoreboards & Cocktails

HOT TOURNAMENTS & ACTION IN SEPTEMBER

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53rd Jockey Club Polo Open 2017 September 8-16 ♦ Beccar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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110th Annual Prince of Wales Polo Cup South African Polo Association Rosefield Polo Club Finals: September 9 South Africa

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17th Edition Open de France France Polo Association FIP September 1-17 ♦ Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly Château D’Aprèmont

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Moscow International Polo Cup Moscow Polo Club Finals September 9 ♦ Moscow

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Polo Sunset Cup Ibiza Polo Club September 22-24 ♦ Ibiza, Spain

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Based on the partnership of Audi with horse polo professional events, this saddle aims to extend the brand experience by creating a bind between horse polo enthusiasts and the brand’s values. Audi design qualities are reflected through a highly emotional and functional product combined with sophistication and sportiness. The original heritage from traditional horse saddles was kept while adding a dynamic look and feel that meet the game’s performance and brand character.


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BUILDING POLO ON A PARTY

Less than an hour south of tech-savvy downtown Seattle lies the Seattle Polo & Equestrian Center in the quaint town of Enumclaw, Washington. Known simply as “The Claw” by locals, it is also branded nationwide as “The Gateway to Mount Rainier.” The last town you pass before heading to the majestic Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state, it is also home to a budding club determined to grow the sport and centralize polo in the Pacific Northwest Circuit.  Exemplifying the modern polo club owner, Cameron Smith worked tirelessly over the past few years, establishing a polo school and launching a polo event dubbed the Seattle Polo Party. “Players in the Northwest are accustomed to just going to a small ranch, playing and then going home,” says Smith, “They don’t ever get the opportunity to play in front of a crowd.” Held annually at the beginning of August, the event has grown steadily in the last two years, reaching almost 1,000 spectators this year. page 22

A fashion show, ladies hat parade, VIP tent with lounge and catered buffet lunch, plus vendors, lawn games and a beer and wine garden—it’s no wonder the event has rapidly gained momentum.


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The Polo Party also serves as a means to garner the attention of new talent.

Mt. Rainier serves as the backdrop to the Seattle Polo Club, an exhibition polo match during the afternoon, and Enthused guests take the perfect selfie modeling their hats. “Building a club and sustaining it with existing polo players doesn’t seem very feasible to me, unless you’re in an area rich with polo players,” asserts Smith.

“I have to generate revenue to support the club (through) events or bringing people into the sport through the polo school.” page 24


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Seattle Polo Club’s season runs from June through September and in stark contrast to Washington’s winters, the summer climate is nothing short of extraordinary. “In comparison to some other places, we get on average 85-degree days. We have zero humidity, we don’t have bugs, we don’t have

mosquitos, it’s a nice place to be in the summertime,” Smith says. And while locals are the target pool of potential members, Smith strives to develop Seattle Polo as a premier summer destination. Seasonal members already hail from California, Texas and Canada who take advantage full advantage of

turn-key polo accommodations. “If you’re a minus one or a zero and you want to get better, then this is a great environment. You can come, we have pros that are coaching type pros that are here because they want to promote polo and they want to teach people. Play good polo, get better and have fun—that’s the environment that I’m trying to build.” page 25


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FAS H I O N W E E K

SPRING 2018 WOMEN’S NEW YORK

MEN’S LONDON MILAN PARIS

by Oksana Vig & Christelle Pierrete Pierre


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Fashion

RUNWAY HITS AND MISSES FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Oksana Vig | oksavig@gmail.com

While many consider New York Fashion Week to be a platform for newly graduated designers, we can’t ignore the collections of Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simon’s designs for Calvin Klein – or any of the other big names that continue to rock this city’s show. This year, as the world is enthralled in the battle for diversity and inclusion in fashion, many designers utilized plus-size and transgender models. Fashion houses Proenze Schouler and Rodarte, having moved to Paris, were regrettably missed. One cannot talk about NYFW without mentioning the street style of the industry lovers who transform the streets and sidewalks of the Big Apple into a real catwalk. Fashionistas, bloggers, influencers, stylists and industry insiders deploy their best weapons on the New York City asphalt to unveil what will soon flood the biggest events and catalogs. The latest trends and riskiest styles are sought after by the paparazzi and industry photographers outside of the entrance to each show. Instagram influencers like Olivia Palermo, Chiara Ferragni, Helena Bordon, and Giovanna Battaglia never let us down. Their favorite trends – and now ours – oversize garments, swishing with movement; asymmetric shirts in the style of Monse; belt bags that we can’t get enough of; wearing multiple small Valentino handbags; sock boots first designed by Balenciaga – the trendiest accessory by far; kitten heels; and giant jeweled sunglasses in tomato red, olive green and silver.

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE

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Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 collection draws inspiration from the Hollywood dream factory in his portrayals of the American nightmare contrasted with the American dream, complete with heroines of thrillers, heroes and antiheroes. The aesthetic codes of movie stars are unlimitedly mixed, giving their meanings a new interpretation and celebration. In an unique collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, this collection incorporated a selection of Warhol artwork as placement screen prints. The pieces feature portraits of Warhol, art collector Sandra Brant and film star Dennis Hopper.

CALVIN

Mustard rubber high neck top matching with pencil skirt and long pink gloves, black pump shoes and white graphic bag

Marc Jacobs remains the king of controversy. Like last season, when he shook the fashion world with his dreadlocked models, this season had the commentators talking. His mystifying show featured no music. In silence, the designer went deep into the afro culture to bring the headwrap style with colorful silk turbans from all over the world created by Stephen Jones. This isn’t their first collaboration with headwraps – Jacobs and Jones styled Kate Moss with a gold turban at the 2009 Met Gala. Jacobs redefined sportswear, craftsmanship and flat slide sandals by adding stones and presenting them with glamour, class and elegance on the catwalk. The double style bags were a powerful touch. His use of sequins in the collection didn’t disappoint. page 32

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Yellow long-sleeve turtleneck striped top with floral capri pants and rope belt; cross-body and medium belt bags; silk turban; beaded flat sandals


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KLEIN SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

Transparent vinyl fabric under white graphic lace flower dress with mustard and black print scarf, and oneband nude jeweled sandals

Swishy fringe dress with pink, oneband jeweled anklet sandals

Two-tone western shirt with contrasting tutleneck cotton t-shirt, yellow satin pants and burgundy cowboy boots

JACOBS SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

Multi-color one shoulder spaghetti strap harem overall jumpsuit, hair turban, belt bag and shoulder handbag with tassels t-bar beaded flat sandals

Multi-color beaded top with brown racing stripe pants styled with multi-color head scarf and silver double slide beaded flat sandals

Fuschia strapless wrap dress with adorned spangle fabric, black long gloves, bronze metallic and fuschia t-strap flat sandals and silk turban page 33


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A few months ago, Bibhu Mohapatra filed for bankruptcy. This season, the designer stood stronger than ever with a collection that reflected Asian culture – particularly that of Japan. Most all the fabrics were sourced in India and Japan. He presented the strapless wrap kimono dress in different ways– off-the-shoulder or with a light piece on the top.

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Puffed-sleeve strapless heavy silk mikado black and brick dress with long train; lace pointy-toe pump by Christian Louboutin

When someone says Tom Ford, it’s like saying elegance and perfection. This season, he brought a super-chic men’s style to women’s, creating some fabulous blazers in brillian colors. Any woman can feel comfortable in a Ford piece that exhales a sense of independence. A breathtaking white backless jumpsuit stole the show, triggering memories of the famous black dress worn by French actress Mireille Darc in “Le Grand Blond avec une Chaussure Noire,” - a timeless masterpiece of Guy Laroche in the 70s.

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TOM

Fuschia satin tuxedo blazer on a natural maple long-sleeve silk blouse with short pants rolled at the hem; red, fuschia and white pumps


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HAPATRA SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

Strapless drop waits ball floral silk dress with Louboutin salmon-pink pointy-toe pump

Long-sleeve neckline black organza crop top under drapework black silk mikado kimono dress cut by red string knot tied in shibari style belt with 3D applique flowers

White and blush sunburst, pleated tulle A-line dress with choker neck and blush and black pointy-toe pump by Christian Louboutin

FORD SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

Two-tone (silver and sapphire blue) metallic sequin short tunic dress with long sleeves and rolled neckline; black and silver metallic pumps

Backless deep scoup neckline sleeveless white jumpsuit with black and silver metallic point-toe pump

Drapework pink incognito color with sequined sleeves; black and pink metallic pointy-toe page 35


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CHRISTIAN Faithful to his style, Christian Siriano presented a very diverse collection in every sense of the word. With a cast including transgender, plus-size and racially mixed models, in addition to the remarkable presence of his great friend, famous American comedian, Leslie Jones, Siriano left his own colorful mark on this collection which was punctuated by bold colors giving a playful nod to the 70s energy and interesting textures. Coco Rocha opened the show. This designed exhibited his creative genius by adding swollen sleeves, showing suits with capri pants, jumpsuits, ball gowns in metallic colors, and evening dresses with flower shapes. All tastes were served in a single collection. We’re dying to see some of his extraordinary dresses on the red carpet. Oksana Vig is a celebrity fashion stylist. She freelances as a fashion journalist and editor, is a fashion designer, creative director, blogger, influencer, beauty pagent coach and activist for LGBTQ+ rights.

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Electric apple green and blue floral brocade top with puffed sleeves and twisted cut outs across the bust with matching capri pants; mule sandals


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CIRIANO SPRING 2018 PRĂŠT-Ă€-PORTER

Strapless asymmetric ball dress with huge green and fuschia bow in the back, matching silver metallic mule sandals

Sheer floral confettied with candy-colored floral appliques in 3D with long sleeves and matching head scarf

Absinthe green iridescent floral organza short dress with ruffled neck with electric apple green mule sandals

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Fashion

MENSWEAR SHOWS LONDON, MILAN BOTTEGA AND PARIS by Christelle Pierrette Pierre

There is no better way to please the eyes than the stylish “Men’s Fashion Week”. Throughout the world, and particularly the four major cities of fashion, men gather to pay a well-deserved tribute to “Monseigneur Mode”. New York, London, Milan, and Paris religiously dedicate themselves to the male ritual. Coming from different parts of the world, critics and influencers gather in the spotlight to admire the new men’s collections. They are old, young, beautiful, elegant, stylish! The signal was given in New York City and Calvin Klein responded with confidence. He keeps the spirit of turmoil with a ​​more-than perfect mix: Western trends highlighted by cowboy boots in bright metallic colors, patchwork shirts with satin color blocks, patterns and fringes in the middle of discussion on the bridge – it means simply “do not disturb” – and plastic topcoats. Frankly, we find the collaboration with Raf Simmons has rejuvenated Calvin Klein. We congratulate him. Rochambeau doesn’t go unnoticed with his sporty pieces in neutral tones in simple, refined cuts that reflect the art and love of fashion from duo designers and label founders Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper.  The Public School of New York managed to keep the bar high, but we know that we can get higher level. Other designers such as Steve Boi, Feng Chen Wang, David Hart, Kenneth Ning, Loris Duran, Carlos Campos, and Nick Graham graced the New York gallery with their ingenious designs on men’s fashion.  page 40

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VENETTA SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

KLEIN SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

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London designers connected fantasies, dreams and the magic of men’s style. Everything – even the unthinkable – was possible.

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Burberry opened London Fashion Week in great pomp the under the strict touch of Christopher Bailey, with leading figures such as Naomi Campbell, Iris Law, Kevin Bueno, Jodu Harsh, Jean and Olympia Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss. A variety of accessories such as baseball hats, scarves, oversized mono-boucles, Harrington Jackets, pastel shades plastic topcoats, and embroidered tulle dresses make this collection! Craig Green, a talented British designer, made people, fashion critics, influencers and fashionistas smile with his creations. He likes volume, details, colors that sing in unison, and the unisex in uniformity. Martine Rose emphasized a vintage theme to make the ordinary spectacular with gray satin, khaki shorts, elephant paws, and cargo pockets. London Fashion Week is valued, and it is mainly because the designers work hard to show their talents for a demanding public, which possesses the chic and is distinguished by eccentricity, style, coldness and its charm. This season again, elegance was everywhere from the collections of Wales Bonner, KTZ, Studio M Miller, CK London, Barbour International, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY and Studio Raeburn, making it a springboard for Men’s Fashion Week.  The adventure continued at Milan Fashion Week. Italian designers, celebrities, fashion critics, fashionistas and influencers attended the fashion events of the greatest creators who only had three days this season instead of four to offer 32 shows at the Milano Moda Uomo. Versace, Prada, D&G, and Fendi launched the great events with legendary clutches in colors and stripes from blue, green, khaki, and yellow for a lively, stylish, luxurious masculine style without forgetting the accessories. Ermenegildo Zegna presented its collection under the tutelage of Alessandro Sartori at La Statale University, decorated with mirrors and transformed into an orange ochre desert, a page 42

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SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

ZEGNA SPRING 2018 PRÊT-À-PORTER

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classic collection with fluent pieces, bombers, pajamas, cotton pants, and linen in carnation pink, sky blue and white.

BALEN

Rising brands Dsquared, Diesel Black Gold, No 21, Dirk Biggenbergs, Moschino, and Antonio Marras made big splashes. The Italian National Fashion Chamber promoted Sulvan, Japanese label, Chinese creator Miamoran , Federico Curradi, Poan by George Weissagner, Wood Wood, Malibu 1992, Christian Pellizzari with a chic at the Milanese shows. Missoni and Jil Sander presented together at the women’s fashion show. Milan Fashion Week ended in Florence at the 91st Pitti Uomo. Paris Fashion Week’s dedication to menswear was inspiring, with strong personality and character. Men in kilts, micro shorts, heels, chic sportswear, exotic prints, floral stripes, wedding formalwear, and luxurious leather goods. Madeline Weeks of GQ USA voiced his opinion on the Christian Dior fashion show, emphasizing colors, modernity and chicness touch. Julien David bet on the basics like t-shirt, pants and denim. Balenciaga made a sensation with his plays. Kenzo and Balmain presented mixed shows like Pigalle, Sacai, Avoc, Cerruti 881, Y / Project, Agnes B, House of Valentino, Facetasm, Rick Owens, Depressed Rich Children, Dries Van Noten, Berluti, Lanvin, Boys, 24/4 Men, Julius, Hermès, Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Wanatabe, and Louis Vuitton. Paris Fashion Week in all its glory! Christelle Pierrette Pierre is a journalist, TV host, fashion blogger, and artisanal jewelry designer of “DEESSE BIJOUX.” She hosts the television show “Les Femmes d’Abord” on Tele Eclair in Haiti.

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PLAYER PROFILE CAMERON SMITH Captain Seattle Polo Team

To grow and centralize polo in the Pacific Northwest, team captain Smith actually bought and learned to operate the grading equipment to carve out Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club in Enumclaw, Washington. Smith, who plays the winter season in Palm Springs, also organized and hosted the inaugural Seattle Polo Party in 2015, growin the event 100 percent in attendance in three years’ time. He will soon be seen rolling around town in a Rolls Royce, compliments of a deal he struck with the luxury motor company to cross-promote the two brands in the Northwest: polo and Rolls.

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ART OF THE POLO WE Cooler temperatures have us reaching for layers in fall’s favorite fabrics and hues.

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The list

Who to call when it really matters

BEST EQUINE SPECIALISTS IN AMERICA

Great equine care is a cornerstone of the polo lifestyle, as well as a significant investment. An excellent relationship with your equine specialist is paramount to a healthy stable. This month we present a list of our trusted partners in the industry. ABRAHAM’S EQUINE CLINIC 617 Dows Rd Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

BLUE RIDGE EQUINE CLINIC 4510 Mockernut Ln Earlysville, VA 22936

ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 2279 Alamo Pintado Rd Solvang, CA 93463

BRACKEN EQUINE CLINIC 18675 Marbach Lane San Antonio, TX 78266

ARIZONA EQUINE MEDICAL & SURGICAL CENTER 1685 S Gilbert Rd Gilbert, AZ 85295 AUBURN UNIVERSITY’S JT VAUGHAN LARGE ANIMAL TEACHING HOSPITAL 1500 Wire Road Auburn, AL 36849 AVS EQUINE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITAL 9068 Magnolia Hill Dr Tallahassee, FL 32309 BECKETT & ASSOCIATES VETERINARY SERVICES 1269 Main Street Glastonbury, CT 06033 page 60

BRISBANE VETERINARY SERVICES 14105 Earthworks Dr Smithville, MO 64089 CALIFORNIA EQUINE ORTHOPEDICS 3141 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd San Marcos, CA 92069 CALIFORNIA EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE P.O. Box 1629 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 CAVE CREEK EQUINE SURGICAL & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTER 34705 N 14th St Phoenix, AZ 85086

CHINO VALLEY EQUINE HOSPITAL 2945 English Pl Chino Hills, CA 91709 CLASSICAL VETERINARY HOMEOPAthy 71 Ashfield Rd Williamsburg, MA 1096 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 300 W Drake Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 COMSTOCK EQUINE HOSPITAL 90 W Laramie Drive Reno, NV 89521 CORNELL UNIVERSITY ANIMAL HOSPITAL 930 Campus Rd Ithaca, NY 14853 DESERT PINES EQUINE 5000 N Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89130


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EASTERWOOD EQUINE HOSPITAL 12093 Highway 25 Calera, AL 35040 EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER OF OCALA 7107 W Hwy 326 Ocala, FL 34482 EQUINE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL 17434 Rapids Rd Burton, OH 44021 EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE & SURGERY 2991 W. Interstate 20 Weatherford, TX 76087 EVERGREEN EQUINE VETERINARY PRACTICE 1924 Bickford Ave, Ste 101 Snohomish, WA 98290 EXACT EQUINE 11503 North Lane Lakeside, CA 92040 FENTON RIVER VETERINARY HOSPITAL 9F Fieldstone Commons Tolland, CT 06084 FORD VETERINARY SURGERY CENTER 13385 East Bullard Ave Clovis , CA 93619 HAGYARD EQUINE 4250 Iron Works Pike Lexington, KY 40511

HEART EQUINE 727 E Rim Road Franktown, CO 80116 HEARTLAND EQUINE HOSPITAL 17577 Bayside Dr Tonganoxie, KS 66086 HOGAN EQUINE 74 Red Valley Rd Cream Ridge, NJ 8514 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LLOYD VETERINARY CENTER 1809 S Riverside Drive Ames, IA 50011 KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 1800 Denison Ave Manhattan, KS 66506 LEXINGTON EQUINE SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE 4270 Georgetown Rd Lexington, KY 40511 LONG ISLAND EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 300 W Hills Rd Huntington Station, NY 11746 LSU VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL Skip Bertman Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70803 LUNENBURG ANIMAL HOSPITAL 101 Lea Rd Kenbridge, VA 23944

MARION DUPONT SCOTT EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 17690 Old Waterford Rd Leesburg, VA 20177 MID-ATLANTIC EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 40 Frontage Rd Ringoes, NJ 08551 MID-FLORIDA LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY SERVICES 18215 E Apshawa Rd Clermont, FL 34715 MONOCACY EQUINE VETERINARY ASSOCIATES PO Box 155 Beallsville, MD 20839 MOUNTAIN VIEW EQUINE HOSPITAL 309 Old B and O Road Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 MSU VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER 1066 Bogue Street East Lansing, MI 48824 NC STATE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 1060 William Moore Dr Raleigh, NC 27607 NEW JERSEY EQUINE CLINIC 279 Millstone Rd Millstone Township, NJ 8535 OCALA EQUINE HOSPITAL 10855 N US Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 page 61


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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY’S BOREN VETERINARY MEDICAL HOSPITAL 2065 W. Farm Road Stillwater, OK 74078 PACIFIC VIEW EQUINE P.O. Box 1049 Fillmore, CA 93016 PALM BEACH EQUINE MEDICAL CENTER 13125 Southfields Road Wellington, FL 33414 PERFORMANCE EQUINE VETS 3827 Charleston Hwy Aiken, SC 29803 PETERSON & SMITH EQUINE HOSPITAL 4747 SW 60th Ave Ocala, FL 34474

PURDUE UNIVERSITY LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 625 Harrison St West Lafayette, IN 47907 RED RIVER EQUINE HOSPITAL 325 Rubicon Rd Benton, NY 71006

RETAMA EQUINE HOSPITAL 17555 Old Evans Rd Selma, TX 78154 RHINEBECK EQUINE HOSPITAL 26 Losee Ln Rhinebeck, NY 12572 RIVERSIDE EQUINE DENTAL SERVICES 6446 SE 169th Ave. Micanopy, FL 32667

PIONEER EQUINE HOSPITAL 11536 Cleveland Ave Oakdale, CA 95361

ROCKY BAY EQUINE VETERINARY CLINIC 12604 189th Ave. KPN Gig Harbor, WA 98329

PRESCOTT ANIMAL HOSPITAL & EQUINE CENTER 2611 Avenger Rd Prescott, AZ 86301

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EQUINE CLINIC 14775 Black Forest Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80908

PRIMUS EQUINE VETERINARY SURGERY, PLLC PO Box 790 Ithaca, NY 14851

ROOD & RIDDLE EQUINE HOSPITAL 2150 Georgetown Rd Lexington, KY 40511

RUNNING S EQUINE 118 Fairmount Rd W Califon, NJ 7830 SAWTOOTH EQUINE SERVICES 708 N Main St Bellevue, ID 83313

SOCAL EQUINE HOSPITAL 1237 6th St Ste 104B Norco, CA 92860 SOUTH MOUNTAIN EQUINE 8339 Palmer Rd. Middletown, MD 21769 STAFFORD EQUINE 201 Jim Smith Rd Pendleton, SC 11341 STEINBECK COUNTY EQUINE CLINIC 15881 Toro Hills Avenue Salinas, CA 93908 TAYLOR EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES 1231 W Taylor Rd Turlock, CA 95382 TENN. EQUINE HOSPITAL 1508 Thompson’s Station Rd W Thompsons Station, TN 37179 TEXAS EQUINE HOSPITAL 13688 S State Highway 6 Bryan, TX 77807

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THE ATHLETIC HORSE, PLC 67550 Harrington Loop Bend, OR 97708 THE OAKS VETERINARY CLINIC 14204 Benns Church Blvd. Smithfield, VA 23430 TOTAL PERFORMANCE EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE & SURGERY 915 Vista del Diablo Martinez, CA 94553 TROY VETERINARY SERVICES 1165 Hwy #8 Cambridge, Ontario TRYON EQUINE HOSPITAL PPLC 3689 Landrum Rd Columbus, NC 28722 TUFTS UNIVERSITY LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 53 Willard Stree North Grafton, MA 01536 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1 Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 2015 SW 15th Ave Gainesville, FL 32610

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 2200 College Station Rd Athens, GA 30602 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1008 W Hazelwood Dr Urbana, IL 61802 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA EQUINE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 1600 East Collins Columbia, MO 65211 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EQUINE HOSPITAL 2407 River Drive Knoxville, TN 37996

WELLINGTON EQUINE SPORTS MEDICINE PO Box 771329 Wellington, FL 34477 WEST COAST EQUINE 4310 Sand Canyon Road Somis, CA 93066 WISCONSIN EQUINE CLINIC & HOSPITAL 39151 Delafield Rd Oconomowoc, WI 53066 WOODLAND RUN EQUINE 1474 Borror Rd Grove City, OH 43123

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS A&M LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 500 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy College Station, TX 77843 VIRGINIA TECH’S HARRY T. PETERS, JR. LARGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 205 Duck Pond Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061 WALLER EQUINE HOSPITAL 28234 FM 2920 Rd Waller, TX 77484

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Horses of different breeds from around the world serve as Raphael Macek’s top models. Born into a family of animal lovers, horse breeders and veterinarians, passion and love for animals was instilled in him from a young age. From 1981 to now, this experience and his relations with animals have turned him into one of the most important contemporary horse photographers in the world. page 66


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WALLS RAPHAEL MACEK

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Macek decided early on to turn his hobby into a career. Working so closely with different cultures and people - while searching for models - had an impact on his life and his style; he shifted his focus toward the natural world.

Macek is known for his unique ability to capture the beauty of his animal subjects along with their emotions and the essence of their nature. The artistic view expressed in his work is recognized worldwide in important art exhibitions, private showings, and publications. He has published his work in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. In 2009, he photographed safaris in Africa, particularly in Tanzania and Kenya. Today Macek is at home around the world. More and more he dedicates himself to his own projects, such as his coffee table book Equine Beauty. His ongoing mission is to show animals in all their splendor—horses in particular, as they represent his true passion.  For more about Raphael Macek:  contact@raphaelmacek.com This information originally appeared on www.raphaelmacek.com

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INCREASED CORE STRENGTH AND STABILIZATION FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE AND BACK HEALTH

Mark Wine CSCS - BA - USAW - PT, CES, PES CEO Functional Muscle Fitness

We have all heard one of the following about the core… ♦ The core is the center of all movements ♦ My sport requires high amounts of core training ♦ The core is essential for optimal performance …if you’ve been trained, were/are an athlete, or are currently training. Having strength and stability within the core allows athletes across all spectrums to increase performance while decreasing injuries. For sports requiring high levels of stabilization and rotation, like polo, having a strong core can save your back as well. Polo requires high-level players to have very high amounts of stabilization and core strength in order to perform coordinated movements with control and power. When an athlete lacks the optimal strength levels to perform a skill, other muscles of the body must kick in. When the core can’t handle the load or stress, it will habitually page 74

recruit muscle activation from the lower back. Although the back should be strong enough to handle the stresses, it can lead to overuse injuries of the fibrous tissues along the spine – leading to pain, discomfort and a shortened career. Getting ahead of the overuse and impact injuries becomes important, if not more important, than training to enhance performance. My philosophy is to habituate our athlete’s bodies to move optimally through large ranges of motion with proper muscle activation and enhanced strength and power. Specific to core strength and stability for polo, we focus on three key points:

Focus on and increase Range of Motion (ROM) ROM limitations within the hip joint are a major precursor for lower back pain (LBP), lack of gluteal musculature development, and altered lumbar spine kinematics1. Normally, the first train of thought is to simply prescribe a comprehensive stretching routine. However, there are multiple forms of stretching, as well as active, dynamic and static flexibility. Dynamic flexibility is generally placed in the athletic category because it is more related to movement/ exercise. Static flexibility – more commonly known as stretching – is more closely related to yoga and recovery. Individuals who engage in a


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as squats and deadlifts until the athlete demonstrates the ability to maintain lordosis with no hip shifting during the movements. All movements should start with a controlled tempo that places increased time under tension during the eccentric muscular action.

Work specifically on flexibility on the legs and hips

comprehensive training program with a goal of increasing hip joint ROM, as well as overall flexibility, must incorporate both dynamic and static forms of flexibility, core stabilization and eccentric resistance training2,4. Arguably, the number one total body exercise for dynamic mobility is overhead squats. Whether performed with weight, an empty barbell or a PVC pipe, all polo players – and all athletes for that matter – should be able to perform this movement well.

Increase core stabilization Core stabilization training should focus on multi-joint complex exercises (i.e. squats, deadlifts, etc.). These movements require multiple joints to work together while placing heavy focus on the core to stabilize the torso. Individuals

with insufficient core strength are often leading candidates to suffer from lower back pain (LBP), which leads to altered lumbar spine kinematics. Altered lumbar spine kinematics results in poor movement mechanics during complex movements like full ROM squats and restricts results from any resistance training program. LBP athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and laypersons typically round their spine at the end of hip rotation during prone hip rotational activities (full ROM squats, lunges, etc.). Core stabilization, strength increases, local muscular endurance, motor control and spine/hip positioning during squat movements should be the focus of any musculature correction program. When an athlete suffers from LBP, our suggestion is to take precaution with big movements such

Less elastic lower limb musculature results in altered kinematics within the hip and spine. For polo players, this means during riding or in the gym, their movements will be off due to hip deficiencies. Athletes who are unable to perform ROM squats end up performing parallel squats. Parallel squats lead to more knee pain and less performance than full ROM squats. This problem arises when individuals are unable to maintain posture and technique during complex multi-joint movements, such as squats. Performance coaches should remove their athletes from movements that require full ROM until they can correct their musculature imbalances and weaknesses. Through comprehensive musculature correction, such as self-myofascial release therapy, S&C coaches can save their athletes and clients from LBP and further injury. Once corrected, S&C coaches should re-incorporate full ROM movements back into the program. Recent research looks into the fascia tissue and how it affects adjacent musculotendinous structures2. A link between myofascial tissue connections page 75


and the coordinated transmission of force into those adjacent musculotendinous structures are found. These findings have resulted in an increasing popularity in the practice of foam rolling. A prescription of foam rolling, followed by static stretching, on soft tissue should follow every workout. We have found that Functional Muscle Fitness athletes who stay consistent with the three aforementioned techniques increase hip ROM and reduce LBP significantly, often within the first two weeks. All performance coaches must direct and guide their athletes to be proactive in performance, recovery and health by ways of training, nutrition and health. Sources: 1. Barbee Ellison, JB, Rose, SJ, and Sahrmann, S. Pattern of hip rotation range of motion: A comparison between healthy subjects and patients with low back pain. Phys Ther 70: 540-541, 1990. 2. Huijing, PA and Baan, GC. Myofascial force transmission via extra muscular pathways occurs between antagonistic muscles. Cells Tissues Organs 188: 405-410, 2008. 3. Myer, GD, Chu, DA, Brent, JL, and Hewett, TE. Trunk and Hip Control Neuromuscular Training for the Prevention of Knee Joint Injury. Clin Sports Med 27: 430-440, ix, 2008 4. Mark A Wine. Eccentric Training for Athletic Performance. www.functionalmusclefitness.com 2012

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