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TABLE OF CONTENTS

08 | Welcome to Eldorado 11 | Polo Schedule 20132014

24 | Polo Team: Player Numbers 28 | Polo Style

12 | President’s Welcome

31 | Word / Play

12 | General Manager’s Message

34 | Get Involved in Eldorado!

14 | Polo Manager’s Message

36 | A Passion for Polo: Interview with Paul von Gontard

19 | Try Polo! 21 | Glossary: Essential Terms 22 | Rules & Strategy: Top 10

39 | After Polo 45 | Polo Gallery 56 | Tournament Results 2012-2013

Skins | 56 Governor’s Cup | 57 Lieutenant Governor’s Cup | 58 Mack & Madelyn Jason Memorial | 58 Sofonio Polo Classic | 61 Adeptus Opening Day Challenge | 61 Wendell Kerley Memorial | 62 Carlton & Keleen Beal Memorial | 63 World Gym | 66 Tony Veen Memorial | 67 Holiday | 67 Pacific Coast Women’s Challenge | 68 Trione VINEyard Seniors | 71 annual awards | 71

74 | PEE-WEE POLO: AN ELDORADO TRADITION 78 | MEET THE MEMBERS 84 | Eldorado Staff Team 5


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WELCOME TO ELDORADO THE HEART OF POLO IN THE DESERT

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desert tradition since 1957, Eldorado Polo Club welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year. The club has attracted international players such as Prince Philip and Prince Charles to its grounds, and has hosted the prestigious U.S. Open Polo Championship three times. Eldorado Polo Club is proud to celebrate 57 years of polo in the California Desert Valley. Polo is always open to the public! Bring your family, friends or VIP guests to experience polo and events throughout the 2014 season: • INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT POLO • SUNDAY POLO FINALS • DIVOT STOMPS • THE ELDORADO CLUB HOUSE • THE CANTINA AT ELDORADO • SPECIAL CHARITY AND SPONSOR EVENTS

ELDORADO VISITOR INFORMATION WEEKEND POLO ON THE PATIO Join us on the patio of the Cantina at Eldorado to enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am. Seating is first-come, firstserve, so be sure to arrive early! Weekend Polo on the Patio kicks off on Saturday, December 28th and continues through to Sunday, March 30th.

SUNDAYS AT THE CLUB HOUSE The Eldorado Club House is the best place to experience Sunday polo in style–every Sunday at 12pm and 2pm! A full service menu and bar are offered, and seating is available for parties from 2 to 200. Reservations are recommended; for seating please call the Club House reservation hotline: 760.831.POLO(7656). Opening Day at the Club House takes place on Sunday, January 5th and continues every Sunday through to March 30.

SUNDAY TAILGAITING If you want to enjoy the polo sidelines in casual comfort, Sunday tailgating is right for you! Bring your friends, family, lawn-chairs, pets (on leashes!), food and drink, and set up your own perfect polo event. Take-away food and beverage services are also offered in the Club House Courtyard. Tailgating areas to the north and south of the Club House are marked and we encourage you to arrive early for the games every Sunday at 12pm and 2pm. For more information about visiting Eldorado Polo Club, visit eldoradopoloclub.com or call 760.342.2223.

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POLO SCHEDULE 2013-2014 DECEMBER

JANUARY

07

Stick & Ball Field Opens

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Club Chukkers & Team Practices begin

21-22

28-29

03-12

Wendell Kerley Memorial 4-6 Goal & 10-12 Goal

05

OPENING DAY at Eldorado Club House

Linfoot Polo Clinic

17-26

January 4-6 Goal & 10-12 Goal League

World Gym Tournament

04-26

Pro Pool League (Saturdays & Sundays)

FEBRUARY

MARCH

31(JAN)-09

Carlton & Keleen Beal Memorial 4-6 Goal & 10-12 Goal

07-16

Mack & Madelyn Jason Memorial 4-6 Goal & 10-12 Goal

14-23

February 4-6 Goal & 10-12 Goal League

02-30

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01-23

Pro Pool League (Saturdays & Sundays)

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SKINS Tournament 10-12 Goal USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Governor’s Cup 4-6 Goal

CLOSING DAY: SKINS & USPA Pacific Coast Governor’s Cup Final

28-02(MAR)

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WCT Qualifier & Women’s Challenge Trione Vineyards Seniors Tournament

08-30

Pro Pool League (Saturdays and Sundays)

WED,FRI,SUN

10 – 12 Goal

THUR,SAT,SUN

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4 – 6 Goal Pro Pool

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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

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elcome to the 57th season of polo at the Eldorado Polo Club!

Players, patrons, and spectators alike will benefit from a full complement of amateur through 12-Goal polo. Please join us every Sunday, January through March; our high-level polo promises to be competitive and exciting! Goldenvoice, as of last June, has become the new owner of the land on which Eldorado Polo Club operates. They are a great supporter and partner of Eldorado Polo Club and the relationship is advantageous for both entities. The sale, further maintenance and continuous improvement agreements between Goldenvoice and Eldorado will preserve a high level of polo at our club for a long time to come. My special thanks to Eldorado’s entire staff for their dedication, hard work, and allegiance. Without each of them, polo at our club would be unsustainable.

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A MESSAGE FROM JAN HART

or 57 years, Eldorado has maintained a reputation as the desert’s premier polo destination and best player-centered club. We honor this tradition and invite you to join us for another excellent, competitive and inspiring polo season in 2014! In preparation for the season, Eldorado’s team have dedicated themselves to several upgrades, including aerating, deep-tining, sanding and aggravating all tournament and practice fields. The exercise track is in great shape, with an improved west feature that ensures that ponies and riders remain a safe distance from Madison Street. ROC’s Firehouse Grille brings their fresh homemade fare back to the Cantina and the Club House. Both facilities host a number of exciting social events throughout the season, and are available for private and corporate events.

The sport of polo is our passion at Eldorado, and your participation, thoughts, and suggestions will help us to strive to be all we can be. On behalf of everyone at the club, I wish you a healthy and happy 2014, and the best of luck in the upcoming polo season.

Taking the helm of our team is Polo Manager Graham Bray who brings years of experience to the club. Assistant Managers Rob Roenisch and Debbie Morrison round out the polo management team, ensuring that polo runs smoothly throughout the season. Our fields are in the knowledgeable hands of Field Foreman Miguel Ramos, and they are in superior shape for players and ponies. Darlene Molton returns as the club’s Accountant, and James a’Court serves as Marketing and Events Director for the season. Kyle Fargey returns as the Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy Director, offering over a decade of experience and a string of safe, reliable school horses for students of all levels!

MICHAEL C. WARD President of the Board of Directors Eldorado Polo Club

We are proud of our staff, our facilities and the great polo that is offered here thoughout the season. I would also like to extend a special thanks to the outgoing Lake Farms owners of the club, who have shown great dedication and generosity to secure a strong future for polo at Eldorado for years to come. See you at the field!

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A MESSAGE FROM GRAHAM BRAY

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A safe, relaxed and fun way to try polo! Just one warning: the sport of polo is very addictive – after only one game, you can become hooked for life!

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he Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy caters instruction to everyone from beginner riders to seasoned polo players. We have a great staff of polo instructors, riding teachers and grooms to look after our barn full of safe, talented polo school horses.

Lessons range from 1 to 1.5 hours in duration, and pricing starts at $85. There are a variety of school horses to suit players of all levels, or you are welcome to bring your own seasoned polo horse. For further specifics and the updated monthly Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy lesson schedule, please visit:

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POLO GLOSSARY ESSENTIAL TERMS The following are some basic definitions to help spectators understand and enjoy watching a polo game

APPEAL

HANDICAP

BOWL-IN

OVERTIME

CHUKKER

POLO BALL

FOUL

POLO FIELD

FLAGMAN

SPARE PONY

GOAL

THIRTY-SECOND BELL

A claim by a player that he or she was fouled, expressed by the raising of his or her mallet above the head.

When the umpire starts or resumes the match by rolling the ball in, down the center of a line-up of players. A bowl-in is also known as a throw-in.

Term used for the period of play in polo - seven and a half minutes long. There are six chukkers in a polo match.

The Umpire blows the whistle for infractions of rules governing play on the field. It is often blown for making a hazardous play or the improper use of the mallet. The umpire can award anything from a free goal to a free hit from a determined distance.

An unofficial goal observer appointed to wave a flag overhead if a goal is scored, or below the waist if no goal is scored.

Any time the ball crosses the line between the goal posts, regardless of who (including ponies) knocks it through, or at the height at which it passes.

Each playing member of the USPA (United States Polo Association) earns a handicap ranging from -2 (or C) to 10. The higher the handicap, the better the player.

Overtime is sometimes played when a tie is reached at the end of regulation play. A seventh chukker will resume, and is played as “sudden-death� overtime.

A polo ball is made of hard plastic, measuring about 3.25 inches in diameter. Historically, polo balls were made of hard wood.

Polo is most often played outdoors on a grass field that measures 300 yards long by 160 yards wide. The sport is also played indoors in covered sand arenas and sometimes it is played on snow, with slightly larger, inflated balls.

Players have the option of using a spare or substitute horse during a chukker. Players can switch ponies on the sidelines of the field when they feel it is necessary.

The bell or horn heard thirty seconds before the end of the chukker. The end of the chukker is signaled by another bell or horn and an accompanying signal by the Umpires, which is known as the final whistle.

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POLO RULES AND STRATEGY TOP 10

1 The “line of the ball� is created once the polo ball is struck. The player who is closest to it, with the narrowest angle, has the right of way to approach the ball. The line of the ball acts as an imaginary buffer against collisions when two or more players approach the ball.

2 All players must play right-handed. The right hand is used for the mallet, and the left is used on the reins for steering and speed control.

3 Teams change goal-ends, or goal direction, after each goal is scored.

4 To start the game, the umpire bowls-in the ball by hand between the line-up of the two teams, at center field. After each goal, teams return to center for another bowl-in.

5 Each of the 4 players on a team wears a jersey with the number 1, 2, 3 or 4 on his or her back. Each number corresponds to their assigned position.

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6 Every game is officiated by two mounted Umpires, and one Referee (or “Third Man”) on the field sidelines. These officials are responsible for enforcing the rules of play, and ensuring the safety of horses and players. If the mounted Umpires disagree on a call, they approach the Referee to make the ruling.

7 All players on the field are able to score goals.

8 Men and women are in direct competition in polo; they compete with each other and against each other. While men dominate the higher-levels of international polo, the fastest growing segment in the sport is women!

9 A player may “ride-off ” (or “bump”) his or her opponent in order to drive them off of the line of the ball. This defensive play is similar to a body check in hockey. The speed and angle of the bump must not pose any serious danger to the player or pony, or a penalty will be called.

10 A player can interfere with an opponent’s shot with a hook; which involves putting his or her mallet in the way of the striker’s swing. Penalties are called for hooking an opponent’s mallet too high in the air, or for reaching over or under another player’s horse.

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POLO TEAM: PLAYER NUMBERS

#1

#2

The number 1 player assumes the most offensive position on the team, working in the zone closest to the team’s own goal. This player covers/marks the opposing teams’ number 4 player.

The number 2 player takes an important offensive and defensive role, by running through and scoring goals, or feeding the ball to the number 1 player. Defensively, this player covers the opposing team’s number 3 player.

#3

#4

The number 3 player is the tactical leader on the field who is often responsible for game strategy and field advantage. This player must be able to hit long shots to his number 1 and 2 players, as well as maintain a solid defensive position. The number 3 player is often the player on the team with the highest handicap rating.

The number 4 player is the primary defensive player, responsible for guarding the goal and preventing the opposing team from scoring. This player allows the number 3 player to commit to more offensive plays, knowing he/she will be covered on defense if the ball changes possession.

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1 Polo Mallet Bracelet Whether you are on the sidelines or on the field, this Polo Mallet Bracelet is the perfect accessory. Available at Jackson Hole Horse Emporium at Eldorado Polo Club.

2 Casablanca C2 Polo Helmet The ultimate in protective headgear, the C2 polo helmet combines carbon fiber and d30, a patented impact-absorbing material, for safety and comfort on the field. Available at Jackson Hole Horse Emporium at Eldorado Polo Club.

3 It’s Chukker Time! Stay in sync with each chukker with this Emporio Armani Men’s Chronograph Watch, featuring a stainless steel case and embossed leather strap. Available at Saks.com.

4 Polo Dog Doorstop Behind every great polo player is a great polo dog. This adorable cast-iron dog doorstop originates from 1900, and is the perfect home or stable accessory. Available at Phyllis Washington Antiques – Maison Felice, on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

5 SUNDAY CHIC The luxurious supple leather, stirrup accent and detachable shoulder strap of this Ralph Lauren Collection Soft Stirrup Tote make it the perfect accessory for a Sunday polo Divot Stomp, or any day at the polo club. Available at Saks.com.

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6 Essential Wine Cooler The perfect tailgate accessory! This equestrian-inspired Wine Cooler is made of nickel plated brass, featuring leather and nickel plated brass horse bit handles. Available at Gracie’s Emporium in Old Town La Quinta.

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Protect your eyes and win best-dressed with these classic Ralph Lauren Stirrup Hinge Sunglasses. Available at Saks. com.

8 Polo Diva David Cline makes the perfect three-quarter sleeve snap front blouse for Sunday polo. Enjoy your next match in comfort and style, or pack this easy-to-wear blouse on your next trip! Available at Divas of the Desert in Old Town La Quinta.

9 Dreamy Diamonds Ozel Fine Jewelery is renowned for its craftsmanship and unique custom jewelry design. These white and rose gold fashion rings with 3+ carats of Round D Color Diamonds are the ultimate prize for the polo-loving lady in your life. Available at Ozel Fine Jewelers on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

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Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.

After seeing kids play polo against big guys, it only shows that horses are the greatest equalizer in the world. No matter what you weigh, the little fellow is your equal on a horse. - Will Rogers

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Sunday Polo at the Club House is a must-do activity during the Winter, with matches at 12pm & 2pm every Sunday, January through March. The Club House is situated on an elevated berm overlooking the polo fields; it is an elegantly appointed venue that gives you a bird’s eye view of the game. To make a reservation in the Club House Restaurant for Sunday Polo, please call 760.831.POLO. Our other popular gathering spot is the Cantina–the most exciting destination for polo lovers in the desert. Enjoy closeup polo action or relax with a refreshing drink on the fieldside patio. ROC’s Firehouse Grille provides a delicious menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a fully stocked bar and all your favorite sports on the big screen. Rub shoulders with players or hang out with friends and family. The Cantina at Eldorado is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7am until late and features matches on Saturdays at 12pm & Sundays at 10am. Head on over after Sunday Polo at the Club House for live entertainment! 34

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aul von Gontard has a contagious passion for polo and for life. Having played polo across the U.S. as well as India, Nepal, Africa and beyond, PVG (as he is warmly known) has great stories and recollections to share. PVG was one of the early founders of Eldorado Polo Club, and his passion for polo is equaled by his great enthusiasm for family, friends, community, business, and flight. In 2014, he will receive the Iglehart Award from the National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame for his contribution to polo locally, nationally and internationally. Here we have the honor to experience some of the energy that PVG brings to life, the sport, and the Eldorado Polo Club.

I hope everyone will experience the honor, character, and pleasure of polo as I have. And I hope that it continues to grow forever.

What does the sport of polo mean to you? My appreciation for the sport can be traced all the way to its beginnings. As you know, polo’s roots can be traced to Mongolia. Genghis Khan and his men fought with sabers, and they used them in a beautifully artistic way in battle. The same swing that they used with a saber is used to this day in the sport of polo. As polo stretched across the world to India, England and then to the U.S., it transitioned from a Cavalry exercise to the intelligent sport that it is today. I have a great appreciation for the players who spread the sport across the world. How did you get started in the game? We started to play “Country Polo” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the 1950s. We mowed a hay field, invited friends and horses over, and handed out some broomsticks! We used big western saddles and wore cowboy hats—it was definitely wild cowboy polo. When the legendary player Tony Veen visited us, he told us that we needed to play “real polo.” But there was hesitation in our group towards English saddles 36

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and white britches. Eventually we founded the Melody Ranch Club and invited the polo team from Sheridan over to play. Some would say that we “met our last stand” against the visiting Sheridan team, and that inspired us to take a more serious approach to the game—rules, horses, white britches and all! What was at the root of your love for the sport? There are so many important values of the sport. For me, family was the first thing. Both Melody Ranch and Eldorado grew as family clubs—sons and daughters played with and against their parents and relatives. Polo friends became an extended family, and tournaments included travel, fun parties, and spending time outdoors together. The other most important aspect of the game is sportsmanship. Polo is a true test of character, and sportsmanship is what keeps a club together. Both on and off the field, you must respect yourself, your fellow players, and the beautiful horses that you have the honor to play. What polo memories are most significant to you? The most memorable time in any parent’s polo career is the moment your own child passes you by on the field. My daughter Oatsy started riding horses when she was 2 years old. She grew up herding cattle and she was a natural horsewoman from a young age. By the time she hit her early teens, I was calling for passes from her! She had great ability and agility on the field, and she became one of the best female polo players in the world. Playing with her and watching her grow into the sport will remain my fondest memory of polo. How did your history with Eldorado begin? We started to travel down to the Palm Springs area in the 1950s, and met up with some friends who were crucial to the development of the sport: Carlton Beal, Billy Linfoot, Mack Jason, Willis Allen and Tony Veen. I bought in as a member, and when it came time to move away from our early club location, I remember traveling out to the current address of Eldorado and staring at sand dunes and tumbleweeds—the true desert. The club founders had faith and vision, however, and we stuck our heels in and planned the layout of the club, which still serves as one of the best clubs in North America to this day. What are your thoughts on Eldorado polo today and in the future, as the 57th season kicks off? This area of California has truly become a great polo center in the U.S. Goldenvoice is our new permanent partner in polo and music and it’s a great future for all of us. I hope that all the players at Eldorado continue to share their passion for the sport, and aspire to be the best sportsmen and sportswomen. It is a challenge not to get in your own way, both on the field and off. You must maintain an honorable perspective and always return to the qualities of sportsmanship in order to get the most out of this sport.


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LEFT Mike and Kerri Kerley with Li-Anne and Fred Mannix at the Fish Creek Cantina Event

RIGHT Brent Hartman, Kim Kelly, Ernie Riffenbaugh and friends at the Cantina

LEFT Lyn Jason Cobb and Herschel Cobb enjoying the Governor’s Cup Bash

RIGHT Suzanne Figi, Julie Roenisch and Trish Fitzgerald at the Cantina

LEFT Cotterel Polo team wins the annual Groom’s Race

RIGHT Katy Calder and Madelyn Cobb team up for the Groom’s Race

LEFT Chris Maloney, Joe Henderson, and Ron Mathison at the Fish Creek Cantina Event

RIGHT January Ward and Malia McCoy at Project Runway

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LEFT Ali Kruger and James a’Court take in Sunday polo

RIGHT Pat & Ursula Nesbitt with guests at the Beal Memorial Finals

LEFT Polo fans enjoy the Beal Memorial Finals Divot Stomp

RIGHT Ron Bonaguidi, John and Pat Allen, Krista Bonaguidi and Devon Hawley enjoy Sunday polo

LEFT Highwood Polo members Ron Mathison and Santiago Trotz host family and friends in the Club House

RIGHT Ambassador Glen Holden and Gloria Holden celebrate the naming of Trione Way

LEFT Henry and Eileen Trione at the inauguration of Trione Way

RIGHT USPA Governors Britt Baker, Denny Geiler and George Dill take in the Pacific Coast Governor’s Cup final

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LEFT The Easter Bunny and friends kick off the annual Easter Egg Hunt

RIGHT Kathy Jones, MJ Barcham, Kathryn Lowten, Peter Lowten, Mike Barcham and Glen Jones enjoy the Jason Memorial Finals

LEFT Herschel, Lyn and Madelyn Cobb share the Jason Memorial prize table with friends and family

RIGHT Kyle James, Darlene Rippon and Linda Milne kick off the polo season at Opening Day

LEFT Dr. Mark & Caroline Sofonio host a Sunday Polo event

RIGHT Friend of Eldorado Robin Segarini on Field 1

LEFT Eldorado General Manager Jan Hart and celebrity guest Bill Devane host the Humana Challenge luncheon

RIGHT Kelsey and Laura Maloney with Deb and Mia Bray at Sunday polo

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LEFT Dina and Woody Stuart celebrate Joseph’s Governor’s Cup win

RIGHT Jared Sheldon, Fergus Gould and Jesse Bray coach junior players in the Artie Cameron Memorial

LEFT Kate Weber and Emily Morrison lead the horse parade in a Rico Varge convertible

RIGHT Federico Wulff and Dan Walker of Palm Desert Polo discuss game strategy

LEFT Ron Bonaguidi of Hanalei Bay Polo enjoys Opening Day on Field 1

RIGHT Pat Powell and Kyle Fargey in the Tony Veen Finals

LEFT Santiago Trotz jumps on a new horse in high goal polo

RIGHT Tony Uretz, Sophia Thomas, and Claudia and Mike Uretz enjoy the World Gym finals

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POLO GALLERY FRIENDS OF ELDORADO

LEFT Ben Soleimani of Mansour Polo enjoys the Club House with his family

RIGHT Megan Kozminski, Lyn Baldwin, Melanie Palmer, Jan Hart and Kim Garsed at the Fish Creek Cantina Event

LEFT Johnny Roberts at the Eldorado lake

RIGHT Megan and Anna Kathleen Mathison with Sofia and Delfina Abbiati

LEFT Hank Uretz and Randy Heredia at Eldorado Project Runway

RIGHT Polo player pyramid!

LEFT Ernie Ezcurra with his loyal friend, Lucky

RIGHT Emma Stachowicz wins best dressed at the Governor’s Cup Bash

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POLO GALLERY FRIENDS OF ELDORADO

Hanalei Bay Polo celebrates their Wendell Kerley Memorial win with family and friends

LEFT Mike and Claudia Uretz of World Gym Polo take in the Jason Memorial Finals

RIGHT Craig and Erica Steinke of Stormcat Polo

LEFT Craig Ramsby and Jenny Phipps of Melody Ranch Polo

RIGHT Graham and Jesse Bray on the sidelines of Field 1

LEFT Toscana Country Club cycling group enjoys weekend polo

RIGHT Ben and Dan Juarez take in the Skins playoff games

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS SKINS PARTICIPATING TEAMS Cotterel Farms Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni Luis Saracco Ruben Coscia Ignacio Saracco

HCP 0 4 5 3

Los Banditos Dave Dollinger Mariano Fassetta Jesse Bray Remy Muller

HCP 1 6 4 1

highwood Ron Mathison Marcelo Abbiati Santiago Trotz Jake Stimmel

hcp 0 5 5 2

Twin Palms Chris Maloney Graham Bray Gaston Von Wernich Mike Kerley

hcp 1 4 5 2

Mansour Ben Soleimani Patrick Uretz Santiago Wulff Santiago Von Wernich

hcp 0 2 5 5

WINNER MANSOUR: Ben Soleimani, Patrick Uretz, Santiago Wulff, Santiago Von Wernich

RUNNER-UP

MVP

BEST PONY

HIGHWOOD

Santiago Von Wernich

Ji Ji - owned by Santiago Wulff

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USPA Pacific Coast Governor’s Cup PARTICIPATING TEAMS

WINNER Coldwell Banker Menlo: Conrad Kissling, Madelyn Cobb, Jared Sheldon, Joseph Stuart

RUNNER-UP THERMAL

BEST PONY

MVP

Cheeky - owned by Jared Sheldon

JOSEPH STUART

thermal Reg Whyte Fergus Gould Nicolas Maciel Emma Stachowicz

HCP 0 4 3 -1

Stormcat Craig Steinke Victor Soto Dan Juarez Jacob Deutsch

HCP 1 2 3 0

Gypsy Suzanne Figi Mike Kerley Jesse Bray Jessica Bailey

hcp -1 2 4 1

Coldwell Banker Menlo Conrad Kissling Madelyn Cobb Jared Sheldon Joseph Stuart

hcp 0 0 3 3

Cotterel Farms/TSA Motorsports Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni Topo Mendez Francisco Benardoni Brandon Kirchner

hcp iiiii 0 3 1 2

Hanalei Bay/Southwind Krista Bonaguidi Bryan Middleton Carlitos Galindo Chris Collins

hcp -1 3 3 1

Blazers Pat Powell Jake Devane Doug Blumenthal Kyle Fargey

hcp 0 1 2 3

Palm Desert Malia McCoy Dan Walker Federico Wulff Dan Horn

hcp 0.5 2 3 0.5

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RUNNER-UP Hanalei Bay/Southwind

WINNER PALM DESERT: Dan Horn, Federico Wulff, Dan Walker, Malia McCoy

MACK & MADELYN JASON MEMORIAL - 6 GOAL RUNNER-UP Hanalei Bay/ Southwind

BEST PONY Shandyland - owned by Joseph Stuart

MVP Joseph Stuart

WINNER Coldwell Banker Menlo: Lyn Jason Cobb, Dayelle Fargey, Jared Sheldon, Joseph Stuart

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS SOFONIO POLO CLASSIC

RUNNER-UP Twin PALMS

WINNER HIGHWOOD:

Ron Mathison, Jake Stimmel, Santiago Trotz, Marcelo R. Abbiati

ADEPTUS OPENING DAY CHALLENGE

RUNNER-UP Cotterel Farms

WINNER Hanalei Bay:

Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta, Joseph Stuart, Jared Sheldon

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS Wendell Kerley Memorial - 6 Goal RUNNER-UP Trinity

BEST PONY PEPPERMINT – OWNED BY TRIANGLE BAR, PLAYED BY MIKE KERLEY

MVP Mike Kerley

WINNER Gypsy:

Suzanne Figi (Gustavo Patino, alt.), Jesse Bray, Mike Kerley, Jessica Bailey

Wendell Kerley Memorial - 12 Goal RUNNER-UP Cotterel Farms

BEST PONY Pippaletta - Owned by Mariano Fassetta

MVP Mariano Fassetta

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WINNER Hanalei Bay:

Ron Bonaguidi, Mariano Fassetta, Joseph Stuart, Jared Sheldon


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Carlton & Keleen Beal Memorial - 6 GoaL RUNNER-UP THERMAL

BEST PONY India - owned by Gery Warner, played by Nicolas Maciel

WINNER STORMCAT:

MVP Jacob Deutsch, Craig Steinke, Victor Soto, Dan Juarez

Victor Soto

Carlton & Keleen Beal Memorial - 12 GoaL RUNNER-UP Mansour

BEST PONY Pele - owned by Santiago Wulff

WINNER

MVP

Cotterel Farms: Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni, Ignacio

Saracco, Luis Saracco, Ruben Coscia

Ruben Coscia

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The Ronai White Sponsor Dedication

2011 marked the commencement of the The Ronai White Sponsor Dedication Trophy. This award will be given annually to one sponsor who has exhibited outstanding leadership, commitment, sportsmanship and exemplary performance in the sport of polo.

Wishing everyone a Great 2014 Season and Celebrating 25 years of our family playing polo in the desert. Thanks for the Memories,

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS WORLD GYM TOURNAMENT - 6 GOAL

RUNNER-UP PALM DESERT

WINNER THERMAL:

Bryan Middleton, Fergus Gould, Emma Stachowicz, Reg Whyte

WORLD GYM TOURNAMENT - 12 GOAL

RUNNER-UP Mansour

WINNER Hanalei Bay: 66

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Jared Sheldon, Joseph Stuart, Mariano Fassetta, Ron Bonaguidi


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TONY VEEN MEMORIAL

RUNNER-UP PALM DESERT

WINNER BLAZERS: Pat Powell, Jake Devane, Kyle Fargey, Raphael Sylvestre

HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT - 4 GOAL RUNNER-UP BLAZERS

MVP Emma Stachowicz

WINNER Gordon W. Ross Remax:

Emma Stachowicz, Gordon W. Ross, Dayelle Fargey, Joe Henderson

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS Pacific Coast Circuit Women’s Challenge A FLIGHT

b FLIGHT

c FLIGHT

WINNER

WINNER

WINNER

Coldwell Banker Menlo:

Freedom BlOck:

Ocean Mist:

Madelyn Cobb, Tiamo Hudspeth, Dayelle Fargey, Abby Riggs

Tania Paneno, Cybele Jordan, Jessica Bailey, Kate Weber

Megan Kozminski, Dana Bates, Linda Drabova, Mary Masterson

RUNNER-UP RUNNER-UP Cotterel Farms/Urban Dog Barossa

RUNNER-UP Deer Creek

mvp Dayelle Fargey

mvp Tania Paneno

mvp Megan Kozminski

SPORTSMANSHIP Anne Evamy

SPORTSMANSHIP Anita Wulff

SPORTSMANSHIP Lynni Hutton

BEST PONY

BEST PONY

BEST PONY

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PEE-WEE POLO AN ELDORADO TRADITION

“There was a great group of instructors at Eldorado when I was growing up, and my father was very supportive and gave me some great ponies to play. I was extremely competitive and wanted to play against the big kids as soon as possible!” -Fred H. Mannix

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ee-Wee Polo has a long history at the Eldorado Polo Club. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, high goal polo ruled the club, and many sponsors and players called Eldorado home for the California winter. What grew from the dedication of these polo-minded families is a legacy of Pee-Wee Polo that continues to this day.

TOP MIDDLE: Eldorado Pee-Wee Players in the late 1980s: Joe Wayne Barry, Daniel Roenisch, Dawson Ludwig, Jason Crowder, Lindsey Gonzales, Laura Linfoot and Matthew Gonzales. TOP RIGHT: Players line up for an exhibition game on field 1 in 1989, under the guidance of Joe Barry. 74

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Pee-Wee Polo at Eldorado has always been a family-driven endeavor. An active player and parent at Eldorado, Corky Linfoot, sums up the energy that kicked off the early legacy of Pee-Wee Polo: “This was not a build-it- and-they-will-come event. The circumstances at Eldorado were that a multitude of high goal players and sponsors descended here by the early 90s, and they all had kids of about the same age. The kids were keen to play, they did not need encouragement. So the players rallied together and started the tradition of Pee-Wee Polo every Saturday and Sunday morning.” Pee-Wee players showed up on ponies borrowed from their parents: “the majority of kids could ride, and the ponies respected the slower speed of kid’s polo,” remembers Linfoot. Jason Crowder, a talented player in the program from a young age, remembers playing big, fast horses from his father Steve’s string: “I think I got bucked off a few times, but I remember always having a great time!” Alongside parents and families, the defining individuals behind the junior polo movement were Artie Cameron Sr., and Joe Barry. These players showed up every weekend and encouraged participation and enjoyment for all kids; their dedication to the Pee-Wee Polo movement defined its success. This legacy is celebrated to this day at Eldorado, by the Artie Cameron and Joe Barry Memorial Junior Polo tournaments. Janet and Rege Ludwig also played a pivotal role in organizing teams each weekend and fun tournaments and prizes over the course of each season.


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For many of the kids who participated in the Pee-Wee program at Eldorado, polo became a lifestyle as well as a livelihood. The Where Are They Now? section on page 76, reveals that the legacy of polo entrenched in these youngsters at Eldorado served to define their polo careers. The 25-year legacy of Pee-Wee polo is going strong at Eldorado today. In last season’s Artie Cameron Sr. and Joe Barry Memorial tournaments, there were more than 40 keen Pee-Wee Polo participants. The safe, family-polo atmosphere ensures that kids learn the game while having fun! The Pee-Wee program continues every weekend during the polo season, at 8:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. You can experience the excitement of Pee-Wee Polo from the patio of the Cantina, and maybe even meet the next generation of international-calibre players coming out of Eldorado Polo Club. TOP LEFT: Ryan Kerley goes for a hook on Hope Kerley in the 2013 Artie Cameron Memorial Tournament. TOP RIGHT: The Artie Cameron Memorial Tournament of 2013 – everyone’s a winner! RIGHT: Matias Wolf – like father, like son!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? ELDORADO’S PEE-WEE POLO PROGRAM HAS LAUNCHED THE POLO CAREERS OF MANY PLAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. HERE’S A GLIMPSE AT THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS:

Fred H. Mannix, Handicap: 8 Goals Fred is the highest-rated Canadian player, and one of the highest rated to come out of Eldorado. He regularly competes in Florida and Argentina; with his Alegria team, he recently became only the second Canadian player ever to qualify for the Argentine Open final–a huge accomplishment! Jason Crowder, Handicap: 6 Goals Jason has won a series of prestigious high goal polo tournaments and MVP honors at Eldorado and Santa Barbara Polo Clubs in California, and at the Grand Champions and International Polo Clubs in Florida. Jeff Hall, Handicap: 7 Goals Jeff is one of the highest rated American players. He has counted numerous victories in some of the most important polo tournaments around the world, most recently the 2012 International Polo Cup. He is also an ambassador for Piaget. Joe Wayne Barry, Handicap: 4 Goals The son of the great player Joe Barry, Joe Wayne has played overseas for team USA on four separate occasions. He currently plays at the Houston Polo Club during the spring and fall seasons and at the Saratoga Polo Club during the winter. In 2011, he was named MVP of the Governor’s Cup at the Houston Polo Club. Matthew Ladin, Handicap: 4 Goals Matthew’s polo career has taken him around the world, having played in England, Mexico, Australia, Argentina and China. He is one of just a few American players competing in snow polo. In 2012, he traveled to Tianjin, China for the Snow Polo World Cup. Carlitos Galindo, Handicap: 3 Goals Carlitos played high goal polo in Florida with the Jan Pamela team and regularly plays in Houston with the Orroyo Escondido team. Last year he returned home to Eldorado to play for Hanalei Bay. Nicolai Galindo, Handicap: 4 Goals The younger brother of Carlitos, Nicolai plays professionally for Wild Cat Polo in Sarasota, Florida and for the Cinco Canyon Ranch team in Houston.

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Daniel Roenisch, Handicap: 3 Goals Daniel regularly plays for the Tekarra team at the Calgary Polo Club in Canada, and plays and instructs polo at the Costa Carayes Polo Club in Mexico. Artie Cameron Jr., Handicap: 2 Goals Artie regularly plays at the Santa Barbara, Empire and Eldorado Polo Clubs. Each year, he hosts and umpires the Artie Cameron Sr. Memorial Tournament, in honor of his father’s passion for Pee-Wee Polo. NicHolas Morrison, Handicap: 2 Goals For the last 3 years, Nick has been the Barn Manager and a Professional Player for Gillian Johnston, of Coca-Cola Polo. In 2014, he will join the Coca-Cola high goal team to compete at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.

Laura Linfoot Townsend Laura continues the strong tradition of polo in the Linfoot family: she is the Polo Manager and EMT at the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science/ Agriculture from Texas A & M, and graduated with Distinction from the Sports Turf Management Course through Ohio State University.

Several alumni of the Pee-Wee Program continue to play at Eldorado Polo Club, including: Jesse Bray, 4 Goals

Daniel Galindo, 2 Goals

Joseph Stuart, 4 Goals

Wiley Uretz, 1.5 Goals

Jared Sheldon, 3 Goals

Tony Uretz, 1 Goal

Patrick Uretz, 3 Goals

Brianna Galindo, 0 Goal

Juan Gonzales, 2 Goals

Hank Uretz, 0 Goal

Doug Blumenthal, 2 Goals


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James a’Court

Ross Adam

Caroline Anier

Steven Armour

Jessica Bailey

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Lauren Beal-Sherry

Francisco Benardoni

Doug Blumenthal

Krista Bonaguidi

Ron Bonaguidi

Graham Bray

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Hamish Bray

Jesse Bray

Leigh Brecheen

Artie Cameron

Mariano Carbone

Cam Clark

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Chris Collins Jr.

Chris Collins Sr.

George Conkright

Susan Cooley

Cecily Coors

Joseph Coors

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Ruben Coscia

Richard Cote

Scott Cunningham

Scott M. Cunningham

Juan Curbelo

Jake Devane

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TJ Elordi

Ernie Ezcurra

Dayelle Fargey

Kyle Fargey

Murray Farmer

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Mariano Fassetta

Suzanne Figi

Carlitos Galindo

Carlos Galindo

Daniel Galindo

Kim Garsed

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Denny Geiler

Shelley Geiler

George Gilstrap

Juan Gonzales

Matthew Gonzales

Fergus Gould

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Mariano Gutierrez

Glen Hart

Carol Hempker

Joe Henderson

Dan Horn

Danny Horn

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Lynni Hutton

John Eicher

Lyn Jason Cobb

Madelyn Cobb

Cybele Jordan

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Antonio Juarez

Dan Juarez

Kim Kelly

Chris Kerley

Mike Kerley

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3

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2

2

Gerry Knapp

Marcos Llambias

Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni

Chris Maloney

Mike Manno

Ron Mathison

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Malia McCoy

Topo Mendez

Bryan Middleton

Carin Middleton

Nick Morrison

Remy Muller

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3

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2

Kit Neacy

Gina Padilla

Geoff Palmer

Grant Palmer

Jay Paneno

Tania Paneno

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B

Heather Perkins

Charlie Petersen

Jenny Phipps

Francisco Pizarro

Pat Powell

David Ragland

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Abby Riggs

Manny Rodriguez

John Rooney

Gordon W. Ross

August Roth

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Tim Rudy

Ignacio Saracco

Luis Saracco

Jared Sheldon

Ben Soleimani

Juan Soto

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Victor Soto

Noah Sprung

Tom Sprung

Craig Steinke

Geraldine Strunsky

Dina Stuart

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Joseph Stuart

Alvaro Tadeo

Santiago Trotz

Claudia Uretz

Hank Uretz

Mike Uretz

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5

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A

Patrick Uretz

Tony Uretz

Wiley Uretz

Therese Volmer

Paul von Gontard

Federico von Wernich

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Santiago von Wernich

Will Waggoner

Dan Walker

Matthew Walker

Mike Ward

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Kate Weber

Glee White

Ronai White

Reg Whyte

Colleen Wilson

Ashton Wolf

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Cody Woodfin

Erik Wright

Federico Wulff

Santiago Wulff

Peter Blake

Jacob Deutsch

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OPENING DAY JUNE 2014 SANDIEGOPOLO.COM

14555 EL CAMINO REAL RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067 • 858-481-9217


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ELDORADO POLO CLUB STAFF

JAN HART

Graham Bray

Debbie Morrison

Rob Roenisch

General Manager T | 760.342.2223 ext. 224 E | jan@eldoradopoloclub.com

Polo Manager T | 760.342.2223 ext. 222 E | grahamjbray@gmail.com

Assistant Polo Manager T | 760.342.2223 ext. 223 E | debbie@eldoradopoloclub.com

Assistant Polo Manager T | 760.342.2223 E | rob@eldoradopoloclub.com

Darlene Molton

James a’Court

Kyle Fargey

DANNY RIOS

Accountant T | 760.342.2223 ext. 224 E | dar@eldoradopoloclub.com

Marketing and Events Director T | 760.831.9696 E | james@eldoradopoloclub.com

Director, Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy T | 760.702.0244 E | kyle@eldoradopoloclub.com

Maintenance T | 760.342.2223

MIGUEL RAMOS

TASHA HARRIS

Tony Gregg

Lacey Winterton

Field Foreman T | 760.342.2223

Office Administrator Announcer T | 760.342.2223 E | eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com

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Photographer E | llwinterton@gmail.com


ELDORADO POLO CLUB

28th Annual

SKINS GAME Eldorado Polo Club Sunday, March 30th Games at 12 & 2 pm

$24,000 in Polo Cash to winners • Sunday Brunch • Divot Stomp • Tailgating • Hat Contest • and more…! Reserve tailgate parking by calling:

760.342.2223

Public Welcome

Admission is free! 85


ELDORADO POLO Production

Editorial Director Megan Kozminski

megan@mediaspur.com

Advertising Sales Director Vanessa Shapiro

vanessa@mediaspur.com

Art Director Chris Beaudin

chris@cbeaudin.com

Ad Design Ryan Germain, Chris Beaudin

Club Photographer LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS OF RIDING, CAMPS, CLINICS, SHOWS, & BOARDING FOR POLO PONIES!

Lacey Winterton

Contributors James a’Court, Graham Bray, Tony Gregg, Tasha Harris, Jan Hart, Cathy Linfoot, Corky Linfoot, Darlene Molton, Debbie Morrison, Vanessa Shapiro, Emily Van Ryssel, Mike Ward, Shannon Whittle

Published by Eldorado Polo Club © 2014 Eldorado Polo Club

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