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UVA POLO, CHARACTER & COMMUNITY Story by Elaine Anne Watt Photos courtesy of Lou Lopez

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hen we think of polo, images of handsome horses and riders easily come to mind. We don’t often stop to think about polo’s impact from an economic, social or philanthropic point of view on our community and beyond. A closer look into the recent history of the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Virginia Polo programs might offer a new perspective on the people and places that benefit from this sport. Virginia Polo is an independently funded club sport at UVA relying primarily on donations from alumni, polo organizations and other enthusiasts. All club, Junior Varsity and Varsity players are required to participate in the care, feeding, grooming and management of the horses and facilities through rotating assignments while undertaking their studies. Situated on 75 acres and having as many

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