Season Big Horn, Wyoming
TABLE of CONTENTS
Welcome to the Season
Summer Tournament Schedule
Facts about the Polo Fields
Meet the Arellanos
Players of 2018
Tack and Equipment
Sheridan Co. Chamber of Commerce
Learning the Rules of the Game
Karen Reese Artist
ons Understanding Numbers & Positi
Learn How to Play Polo!
Polo Terms and Definitions
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The Brinton Museum represents and depicts where we are and who we are…the land, the people, the rich history. It is taking us forward into a new era while protecting, enriching and enhancing our appreciation of our past. – Marion Cato
HISTORIC BRINTON RANCH HOUSE & GARDENS
WESTERN & AMERICAN INDIAN ART
QUARTER CIRCLE A LEATHER SHOP
BRINTON BISTRO - GREAT FOOD! GREAT VIEWS!
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ARCHIE MACCARTY CUP AUGUST 5, 2018
Big Horn, Wyoming
Flying H Ranch 101 Bar 13 Road Big Horn, WY 82833 T: 307-674-9447 F: 307-674-1865
www.flyinghpolo.com Contributors Flying H Office Manager Cara Platt Program Designer Stacie Beckman Coe Design & Communications Advertising & Editing Cara Platt Jimmy Newman Bobbi Stribling Photographers Kim Campbell Kristine Dalton Gillian Johnston Dawn Pilot Cate Sheehan Bobbi Stribling Alexis Von Gontard Kylee Wroe
This annual tournament allows our young players the opportunity & experience to play with the best and allows spectators to watch and support our up-and-coming talent.
JOIN US AUGUST 5th TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF POLO
Articles Julio and Meghan Arellano Stacie Beckman Downtown Sheridan Association Mr. S.K. Johnston Jimmy Newman Karen Reese Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Shannon Whittle Cover Artwork Karen Reese 5
WELCOME to our 2018 SEASON!
WELCOME TO THE FLYING H POLO CLUB. THERE ARE MANY POLO CLUBS THROUGHOUT AMERICA. FEW ARE LOCATED IN AS BEAUTIFUL A SETTING AS THIS ONE. WE ARE MOST FORTUNATE TO ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF HEAVEN BELOW THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS AS OUR SUMMER DESTINATION. HERE’S TO ANOTHER GREAT SEASON OF FAMILY FUN AND GREAT POLO! 2018 Marks the 14th year for the Flying H Polo Club. Our 8 week season will run from Thursday, July 5th through Saturday, August 25th. We are happy to have Julian De Lusarreta joining us as one of our club pros along with our returning club pros Sugar Erskine and Miguel Astrada. New members are Gene Goldstein and Michel Dorginac. As in the past, each week will be a new tournament. Teams will be changed each week to give players a chance to play with as many different people as possible and to create a level playing field. This format has been proven over the years to insure a friendly but competitive spirit. – JIMMY NEWMAN 6
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Gallatin Ranch Cup
Chase Brothers Properties
Cloud Peak Cup
Jimmy Dan and Rhoda Jo Connor, and Austin and Janie Musselman of the Spear Ranch
Bradford Brinton Memorial Cup
Bradford Brinton Museum
Alpine Climate Control
Oliver Wallop Cup
Goose Creek Cup
Downtown Sheridan Association
Skeeter Johnston Memorial Cup
Archie MacCarty Cup
Downtown Sheridan Association C & K Equipment
Grinnell Street Dental A&B Buildings and Supplies
AUGUST 11TH Moncreiffe Cup
Big Horn Beverage
Powder Horn Realty
Steady Stream Hydrology
AUGUST 18TH Bozeman Trail Cup
Bozeman Trail Gallery
AUGUST 25TH Flying H Cup
Mirr Ranch Group
Wendtland and Wendtland
Chase Brothers Properties
Davis and Cannon AUGUST 25TH Skeeter Johnston Sportsman of the Season AUGUST 25TH Glen Hart Horse of the Year
AUGUST 25TH Bob Tate Best String Award
BEST PLAYING PONIES
join us for the 9th
GOOSE CREEK POLO CUP
Downtown Sheridan Association (DSA) is proud to be partnering with The Flying H Polo Club and the Skey Johnston Family to bring you the 9th Goose Creek Polo Cup. The Goose Creek Polo Cup provides a great way for the public to enjoy an afternoon of polo with family and friends. There will be food and beverages as well as a professional and amateur Calcutta. The Goose Creek Polo Cup will be held at the Flying H Polo Club—adjacent to the Big Horn Equestrian Center—on Sunday, July 29. This unique experience gives our community the opportunity to witness the highest-rated polo cup played in the US during the summer. All proceeds raised during the event benefit Downtown Sheridan Association’s Goose Creek streambed restoration project. Goose Creek is made up of two beautiful mountain streams, Little Goose and Big Goose. The goal of this project is to obtain maximum benefits for the streams. This includes rehabilitation by decreasing annual maintenance, contributing to water quality improvement efforts, and supporting a River Walk. The project is well underway with the completion of Phases I & II, other phases continue to be worked on. In 2007, the work on Phase I began in Kendrick Park. This Phase consisted of adding additional aesthetic appearances to the creek and the park. Deep pools, riffles, runs, and glides were added to the creek to enhance the clarity of the water while also oxygenating it. The bed of the creek was cleaned up and large boulders were hauled in to create new structures. Phase II began in 2011 at the creek within South Park. There were four types of enhancements that were constructed: Rock Cross Vane Structures, Offset Straight Vanes with Random Rock Clusters, Vortex Rock Weirs, and Bankfull Bench with Straight Vanes. Additionally, visible debris was removed along the channel to clean up the bank and remove hazards. Willow plants and boulders were incorporated into the structures to stabilize the banks while also providing long term vegetative coverage. This event has raised more than $245,000 for the improvements of Goose Creek. Grants from Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust as well as MDU Foundation also contribute to the Goose Creek project. This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. A special thank you to the Flying H Ranch and the Skey Johnston Family. 10
2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ! n w o t n e Dow
3rd thursday street festival
June 21st, July 19th, August 16th and September 20th from 5pm to 9pm on Main Street in Sheridan Live music, food, fun, and street vendors
July 11th-15th July 13th-10am Parade down Main Street in Sheridan July 13th and 14th-10:30pm Street Dance on Main Street
THE FIRST PEOPLESâ€˜ POW WOW AND DANCE
JULY 13th Held on the lawn of the Historic Sheridan Inn, during WYO Rodeo Week. The Pow Wows feature Native American dancers and drum teams in full regalia, performing traditional ceremonial dances. Friday, July 13th immediately following the parade (approx. 12p.m. start time) This event is free.
Sheridan Farmersâ€™ Market
June 21st-September 20th-Every Thursday from 5 to 7pm Grinnell Plaza in the heart of Downtown Sheridan
Goose Creek Polo Cup Highest rated polo game played in the USA this summer! Sunday, July 29th Gates open at 3pm, 4 chukker polo game begins at 5pm Flying H Polo Club on Bird Farm Road in Big Horn Tailgating, games, food, fun, and champagne!
Questions? Call the Downtown Sheridan Association 307-672-8881
THEY RODE THROUGH THE NIGHT LIKE GHOSTS CROSSING THE BORDER. Moving through the wall built a thousand years before by the Romans to keep them out of England, they stole horses and cattle from the wealthy earls to the south. These were the horsemen from Annandale, the River Esk and the debatable land on Scotlandâ€™s border. For five hundred years they formed their own armies, fought in Scotlandâ€™s great battles from Robert Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots and into Ireland. These men and women of clan Johnston/e, Douglas and Scott defied tyrannical rule earning a freedom that would influence politics and religion around the world.
SAM MORTON, a native of Southern Pines, North Carolina, received a BA in history from Guilford
College in 1981. His first novel Where the Rivers Run North was a finalist in the High Plains book awards and received the State of Wyoming blue ribbon for historical fiction. He has written for several publications including American Cowboy, Polo Players Edition, Hurlingham, Cowboys and Indians, Sidelines, and Pine Straw Magazine. He resides in Big Horn, Wyoming, during the summer and Wellington, Florida, during the winter.
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FACTS ABOUT the POLO FIELDS FIELD
The present club ground was an alfalfa field under a pivot in the summer of 2004 and by the summer of 2005 there stood three tournament polo fields, two 32 stall barns, a shop and numerous paddocks. Two of the fields were leveled and had sprinklers installed and were seeded just in time for the grass to take root and make it through the winter. The third field was leveled and had most of the sprinklers in the ground before snow stopped progress until spring. A practice field and two more barns were added later. More paddocks and larger turnouts were added to accommodate all the horses. The Flying H Polo Club now houses 6, 32 stall barns, 3 tournament fields, 2 practice fields, 1 stick-and-ball field and 2 exercise tracks.
The type of grass that was used when planting the polo fields was primarily Tall Fescue and a small amount of Kentucky Bluegrass . The tall fescue is a wide bladed grass that is cut at a height of three quarters of an inch. This combination of grasses seems to work well in that it is able to hold a polo ball up off the ground. The fields are mowed with reel mowers that make a cleaner cut on the blades of grass than a conventional blade mower, which is more apt to tear the grass with its spinning blade. The grass is normally cut 3 times a week. The grass is cut so often to keep the plants healthy by not cutting off too much of the plant at one time and to keep the clippings from building up.
The roots of the Tall Fescue can go down to a foot below the surface. This helps with maintenance by being able to use less water than a grass with a shallower root system. We are able to give it a deep soak less often than other turf grasses. We normally put one and a half to two inches of water on a field in the heat of the summer. There are approximately 435 sprinkler heads on the 3 tournament fields and they shoot a distance of about 75 feet. The irrigation system is all gravity flow and it can build up over 120 psi. The water comes from an irrigation ditch and is piped down a hill and through a media filter that removes anything that might plug up a sprinkler head.
Sand helps with the footing on the fields. There is roughly a three inch base of sand that has been put on over the lifetime of the fields. The ranch purchased its own screening and wash plant and was able to produce washed sand that was suitable for the polo fields. Now that we have an established base, we are able to put on a quarter inch of sand a year on the 5 fields. If youâ€™re wondering how much sand it takes to layer a quarter of an inch on a field, it is roughly 400 yards. Sand spreaders are used to spread the sand on evenly and the sprinkler heads are on swing arm joints so they can be raised every two to three years to compensate for the change in ground height.
The fields are fertilized once a month during our 4-month growing season. This keeps the grass growing fast and can help with the stress on the plants that the polo games cause.
A POLO FIELD, THE SIZE OF NINE FOOTBALL FIELDS, IS 300 YARDS LONG AND 160 YARDS WIDE.
THERE ARE GOAL POSTS ON EACH END OF THE FIELD THAT ARE 24 FEET APART.
THERE ARE LINES AT 30, 40 AND 60 YARDS OUT FROM THE GOAL LINE THAT ARE USED FOR PENALTY SHOTS. 15
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MEET the ARELLANOS You might have seen a giant R.V. tooling around Sheridan, Wyoming at the beginning of July, which isn’t an unusual sight at all…until you know what is in there! A family of the world’s best polo players, a crew of dogs, cats, a ferret…and a couple of mini horses! Meet the Arellano family, Julio, his wife Meghan and their three children, Agustin, Lucas and Hope. The Arellano’s begin their season in Wellington, Florida. Julio is a four-time winner of the US Open and is eight goals right now. He plays the high goal season at the International Polo Club there in Wellington. He plays for Gillian Johnston’s Coca-Cola team. After the winter season in Florida, the Arellano’s head north to Aiken, South Carolina to play the spring season there. In Aiken, Hope and Lucas get to play a ton of polo with amazing people. The family has a beautiful farm in Aiken. The flowers and trees are breathtaking.... and the animals! Zonkeys, geese, mini horses, goats, and ferrets. Julio promised Meghan that he would never say no to another animal when they got a farm. Julio jokingly says, “Bad decision on my part! Talk about not thinking something through.” This is where the RV comes in handy, as they take their annual road trip in June. Quite a few of their pets get to come along for the big trip to 20
Wyoming and beyond! This year Glacier National Park was on the docket. July and August are spent in Big Horn, Wyoming. “This has become another home for us,” Julio explains; “We have made some great friends here and look forward to it all year, we love the people here.” The family has plans to build a house in Big Horn. Big Horn, Wyoming is a long way from where Julio was born in Nicaragua. His father played polo in Nicaragua. Julio used to ride with him, but only remembers from pictures he has seen. His polo actually started in the United States, at the age of 9. Julio remembers his first polo tournament, a kid’s polo tournament, “I was trotting one way and everyone else was
cantering the other,” Julio says laughing. He liked riding, but he didn’t become completely hooked until he turned 14 years old. It was then that he stopped everything else and focused on polo. And like so many others who play polo, the number one reason was his love for horses. What does Julio look for in a horse? “Well put together, with a good hip and shoulder,” says Julio. “I want a horse with a good mind, meaning it’s sensible enough I can put my daughter on it, yet it can give me more if I ask.” A natural stop is another big quality he looks for. “Now I’m also looking for a horse that’s quicker than I am to help me!” Julio laughs. Julio’s favorite horse was Aladdin. He purchased Aladdin off the track as a 3 year old
through Vicki Armour in 1995. He played him in the Silver Cup in 1997, and won Best Playing Pony, then again in Santa Barbara during the 20 goal. Aladdin was a high goal horse from the age of 5 until he was 17. In the early years, Julio would play him 2 chukkers in important games. He was a big, powerful 16.1 hand horse but played in an egg butt gag. When Julio retired him, Agustin played him and then Lucas played Aladdin for 2 years after that. Hope, who was 7 at the time, was next in line to get Aladdin, but he was a little too big. He was retired on the farm in Aiken and helped raise many foals until he died at the old age of 25.
JULIO AND HIS BROTHER CARLUCHO
Julio has had many wonderful moments in polo. The only polo moment he would never trade for anything was playing the Bostwick Memorial 12 goal tournament with his three children and winning! 21
His first trip was in 1989 to Berlin. They played in the 1936 Olympic Stadium; he said it was simply amazing. Julio has traveled to Mexico City, Calgary, Brazil, and to Argentina. In the states he has played polo in numerous clubs. Polo clubs like San Diego, Santa Barbara, Boston, NY, and Chicago. Not only has he played in the most beautiful clubs, he has been fortunate enough to play with some of the greatest players ever, including Bart Evans, Memo and Carlos Gracida, Eduardo Heguy, Owen Rinehart, and Adolfo Cambiaso. Julio is one of the highest rated polo players in the United States and has an impressive polo resume. With his talent, advice and coaching he has raised three polo-playing children, won him numerous tournaments, including the US Open (4 TIMES!) and just this winter, coached the Daily Racing Form to its first US Open win. Julio’s advice to an aspiring young polo player, “Its tough to make it today. You have to work harder than everyone; you have to find ways to play the best polo you can against better players. You have to enjoy it and love it. All of it.” –Julio Arellano Julio’s best friend, greatest supporter and love of his life is his wife Meghan. Meghan was raised in Southern California. She played polo with her father, Brian, since she was 13 years old. He managed to coax her into trying polo by buying her Oliver, a yellow lab. She started “stick and balling” and she was hooked on polo. No pun intended. Her father Brian was her inspiration. He was an amazing person. A self made man, loved by all who knew him. He started polo in his 30’s and reached a 3-goal rating. If you met Meghan, you would know her passion is to spend time with her family and animals. She enjoys tennis, hiking and watching the kids play polo. Besides her family, Meghan’s biggest love is her animals. She has saved countless raccoons, squirrels, and birds. One example of this was a bird named Ms. Focker who fell out of the Flying H barn. After Meghan and the children raised her, she ended up going to polo and on hikes all summer. Another not so run-of-the-mill pet Meghan had was a turkey, Mr. Turkey, which travelled from Wellington to Louisville to Boston to Santa Barbara with them! Meghan’s support for her family is unmatched and instrumental in their success, but when approached with that observation she simply says, “I don’t know how instrumental I am but I love to help them achieve their dreams!” LUCAS AND MS. FOCKER
JULIO AND MEGHAN
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AGUSTIN, LUCAS and HOPE Agustin is the oldest in the Arellano clan. He is 20 years old. He attended the University of Miami and played on their Men’s Polo Team. One of the highlights of Agustin’s year was a trip to Florence Italy to visit one of his closest friends. He said it was the experience of a lifetime. After his trip he played the winter season in Wellington helping his father out. Earlier this year Julio had a bad fall and ended up on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. Agustin practiced Julio’s horses for him during the season. Agustin plans on playing 8 goal polo in Texas during the Spring of 2018. 23
Since the summer of 2017 a lot has happened to 18-year-old Lucas. He was on bed rest nearly the entire summer with a broken leg. Although it was not ideal, he found a silver lining in that he was still able to spend another summer in one of his favorite places, Wyoming. And thanks to Dr. Ulibarri, was fully recovered and ready to play the fall season in Aiken South Carolina.
Magic Man, played tournament polo. In November, he played 20 goal polo in Wellington with two of his favorite players, his father, Julio Arellano, and Sugar Erskine. “It was so much fun and a great learning experience getting to play that level of polo with such great players,” said Lucas. He then played the annual 2017 Holiday Family Tournament with Agustin, his older brother, Gillian, and Hope.
In Aiken, Lucas had an incredible season. He had the opportunity to play with his sister, Hope, in three separate tournaments. They won two out of the three tournaments that they participated in. It was also the first season that his Stallion,
Like always I had a great time playing with my siblings and Aunt Gillian. Now that the season has passed I look forward to my return to Wyoming. –Lucas
BOSTWICK 12 GOAL MEMORIAL 2017
Hope has been playing polo with her brother, Lucas, in many tournaments this past year. “We love when we get to play together so it has been a lot of fun!” Hope said. Hope also played in a women’s tournament in California with Gillian Johnston, Malia Bryan, and Meghan Gracida. After spending the fall in Aiken, Hope had the amazing opportunity to play in Texas in the Women’s US Open and then at the Villages Polo Club in another women’s tournament. She enjoyed the chance to play with her good friends, including Malia and Gillian Johnston, one of her favorite players. In Wellington, Hope was a substitute for all the 20 and 26 goal polo this season but didn’t get to play. She did get to practice with Villa de Lago all season. They treated Hope so well. It was an amazing opportunity for any young player! “I learned a lot and had so much fun!” says Hope. Another highlight in Hope’s past year was getting to play in a family tournament with Lucas, Agustin, and Gillian in Port Mayaca. To top off the season Hope played in the Sunny Hale's Legacy WCT Tournament. I am really looking forward to this summer in Wyoming with my friends and family! –Hope
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Handicap 9 Miguel is from a big polo family in Argentina. He won the Triple Crown in Argentina with his 3 brothers. His Father Taio, played in the USA with Skey Johnston for many years during the 80’s. Miguel has been playing in the USA since 1997. Miguel achieved 10 goals when winning the US Open in 2002 with Gillian Johnston for the Coca Cola Polo Team. Miguel is married to Marina and has 5 children, Mia, Tonia, Miki, Azul and Mora.
Julio Arellano, currently the highest rated American polo player, was born in Nicaragua in 1972 and came to Florida at the age of seven. He grew up in Wellington, Fl and attended college at FAU in Boca Raton, FL. Julio started playing polo at the age of nine and knew that he wanted to do it for a living at age 14. Julio is married to Meghan Murphy and has three children Agustin, Lucas, and Hope.
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Handicap A Kelly is a third generation polo player from Midland, Texas. His polo career with BTA polo team includes playing in Texas, Argentina, Florida, California and Wyoming in tournaments from 4 to 26 goal. Kelly is a USPA National Handicap committee member.
Handicap 4 Joe Wayne began playing polo at age 11 in Indio, CA. Joe Wayne is a third generation polo player and plays professionally for the Uihlein’s “Little Owl” Polo team. He plays in Sarasota, FL in the winters, in Sheridan, WY in the summers and the rest of the time at his home in Houston, TX. Joe Wayne is married to Emily and they have a new little girl named Clementine.
Handicap 5 Frankie was born in June 1970 in Trenque Lauquen, Argentina. He started playing polo at the age of 14 and began traveling at age 20 to groom and play. Frankie reached 6 goals in 2001 and has played all over USA and Canada. He currently plays in Point Clear, Alabama in the spring and fall months and The Villages in the winter. He is married to Martina and has two sons, Mateo and Cruz.
Handicap 6 Jeff is currently a resident of Wellington, FL. He grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY. He loved playing ice hockey. He is currently 6 goals and 7 in the arena. He has won the US OPEN 3 times. Twice with Tim Gannon's Outback Polo Team in 1996, 1999 and again in 2008 with Crab Orchard. He played the US Open in 2008 with Nachi Heguy, Adolfo Cambiaso, George Rawlings. Jeff received MVP that year at the Open as well.
Gonzalo De La Fuenta
Julian De Lusarreta
Handicap 4 Brad is from Cold Spring Harbor LI NY and lives in Wellington, FL. His tournament victories include: Gold Cup of Americas , CV Whitney , Sterling Cup , Canadian Open , North American Cup , Mercedes Challenge Cup , Bronze Cup  His past teams include: Outback, White Birch, Millerville, Bud Light, La Lechuza, Grant's Farm, Santa Clara.
Handicap 2 Chip divides his time between Point Clear, AL and Shreveport, LA. Chip’s business interests revolve around real estate, oil and gas, and timber. Chip is married to Kim Campbell and has two children, Camille and Camp, who are both Petroleum Engineers graduates from his alma mater, LSU. Chip is currently President of the United States Polo Association.
Handicap 3 Gonzalo is a manager, horse trainer and polo player. He lives in both Point Clear, Alabama and Trenque, Argentina. Gonzalo is the manager for Sonny Hill Polo operations in the US and the horse breeding operation in Argentina. Gonzalo has played all over the US and is currently playing in Denver, Sheridan, Point Clear, and Pilar, Argentina. He is married to Ana and they have two children, Josefina and Benjamin.
Handicap 8 Julian was born in a little town called Coronel Suarez in Argentina and started playing polo when he was 7 years. He became a pro at 17. He now calls Intendente Alvear, La Pampa, his home and enjoys the mix of horses, polo and the farm lifestyle. Julian won the US Open in 2016 with Orchard Hill, Ylvisaker 2017 with Coca Cola and Joe Barry 2018 with Tonkawa. He was a Gold Cup and Queens Cup finalist in 2016 in England.
Handicap 6 Michel is a former 7 goal player who has been playing in the United States for 15 years. Michel is married and has 3 children. He and his family are very excited to come to Wyoming. He said that visiting Wyoming is on his bucket list!
Handicap A Craig is patron for the NoTrees Polo Team out of Midland, TX. He has played polo for the last 32 years in various locales including West Palm Beach, Palm Desert, Santa Barbara, Jackson Hole, Nashville, Lexington, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Africa, & Argentina. This is his 5th year back in Sheridan as he loves the ambiance of the polo here and the people of the area.
Handicap A Roni is the captain of the Parrotheads Polo Team out of Midland, Texas. She has played polo for 14 years, ever since her marriage to Craig. You can usually find her field-side with her team mascots, Pearl & Rebecca, two African Grey Parrots. The African Greys attend most games as they are polo celebrities in their own right. They get to visit their favorite polo people here in Sheridan.
Handicap 6 Sugar grew up in South Africa. He came to the US to play polo after completing school. He was fortunate to be helped by many giving people. He is married to Brigitte and they have two sons, Caiden and Ashe “Peanut”. He has been on winning teams in the US Open, Camara, Gold Cup, Pacific Coast Open,East Coast Open, Yillvasaca, Joe Barry and Silver Cup.
Handicap 4 Carlos Galindo has been in polo for over 35 years. He started at the Midland Polo Club. Carlos worked & trained horses for Bart Evans for several years until he met his wife Stacey. They have raised 4 children who are involved with polo. Carlos reached 5 goals in Southern California. Carlos is still raising & training horses as well as being involved with the USPA professional umpire program.
Handicap 5 Hector started playing polo at the age of 12 in Midland, TX. He quickly rose to 9 goals and has played polo all across the world - from Europe to Africa to South America. Hector plays in Palm Beach, FL in the winter time and in Sheridan, WY in the summers.
Handicap A Wayne Garrison is a polo player from Big Horn, Wyoming. He has played at Lexington, Kentucky, Midland, Texas, Norman, Oklahoma, Indio, California, Wellington, FL, Argentina, Jackson, Wyoming, but his very favorite location is Big Horn. He is married to Pamela. They have a daughter Alexandra and a new Grandchild, Charlotte who is almost 2 years old!
Handicap A Gene is married to Melina and they have two children Liam (7) and Elle (5). He has been playing polo since 2001. He jokingly says he started playing polo after he first met Michel Dorignac by crashing into him on the main field at Greenwich Polo Club.
Handicap 1 Tom Gose is a 2 time winner of the U.S. Open, once with his father in 1984 and in 1986 with the last all American team to win the event. He is a former winner of the 26 goal International Cup, and was selected to represent the US team in the first FIP World Championships. He has won the Silver Cup and the Chairman’s Cup (Natl 12 goal). He and Martha, his wife of 33 years, have a son, Ty, who is married to Shawna and two daughters Kate and Clair and their new grandson, Grady.
Handicap 2 Gillian grew up in Chattanooga, TN and began playing polo at the age of 12. She currently divides her time between her home in West Palm Beach, FL and the Flying H Ranch in Big Horn, WY. Gillian is the patron for Bendabout Polo Team and credits her 2002 U.S. Open win as the highlight of her career.
Handicap 2 Will, his wife Kristen and their daughter Grace live in Wellington, Florida. They are very happy to be part of the summer polo season in Big Horn, Wyoming. Will is the co founder of the Prestige Worldwide Polo team and a promoter for the Port Mayaca Polo Club.
Handicap 4 Native Texan Steve Krueger grew up in Argyle, Texas just north of Fort Worth where he watched his father play. A talented athlete who also played basketball and football, Steve honed his polo skills and soon played competitively in high school. At Texas A&M University, Steve won the Intercollegiate Championship 3 times. He began playing professionally at 19 and has continued moving up the ranks through other 20-goal tournaments. He plays competitively in Texas, Florida, Wyoming and Santa Barbara. Steve is married to KC and they have a boy, Carty and a new little girl, Shirley Jean.
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Handicap 6 Francisco is married to Mariana, they have 3 children, Francisca, Jesu and Florencio. They all play kids polo at home. For the last 6 years, Francisco played in Mashomack every summer and in Argentina from October to April. He has also played in Florida, Aiken, Santa Barbara and Long Island. Currently he has a small farm in Pilar and plays at the Centauros Polo Club when in Argentina.
Handicap 1 Paige was born in The Villages, FL and started playing polo when she was a young teen. She went to CSU to play polo for a year, but graduated from Stetson University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish. Paige began working at The Villages Polo Club following graduation. Her parents, Jim and Jennifer Parr, bought a ranch in Story, WY and she has been spending her summers out here ever since. Paige married Ryan McCabe
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Handicap 4 Steve grew up in St. Louis, MO where he learned to play polo with many members of his family and with the St. Louis Polo Club. In 1998 he attended the University of Virginia and played on the school’s polo team winning a National Championship in 2002. He is currently the President of the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee FL. Steve, his wife Margaret, and their 16 month old daughter Hazel reside between Nashville TN and Wellington FL. He is very excited to be back at the Flying H to play this summer.
Handicap 1 Jim Parr has been a USPA member since 1986 and is a USPA Delegate for The Villages Polo Club. He is the Institutional Consulting Director for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC and is married to Jennifer Parr. They have 6 children. Jim owns Red Path Ranch in Story, Wyoming and enjoys fishing, hunting and ranching.
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Handicap A Curtis Pilot lives in Point Clear, Alabama and is Patron of Sunny Hill Polo team. Curtis has been playing polo for 7 years. He currently plays in Denver, Pilar, Argentina, Point Clear, Sheridan and Argentina. He is a CEO of Pilot Catastrophe, based in Mobile, AL. Curtis and Dawn have three children. Daughter Nikki and Maury Carlisle and grandson Pilot “Salem” Carlisle. Their son, Hunter is married to Spencer and their youngest daughter, Courtney.
Handicap 4 Shane Rice hails from Poway, CA, but now calls Sealy, TX home. Born into a polo playing family, he won two national interscholastic championships with his sister and cousin, and was then named the 2002 PTF Interscholastic Player of the Year. He then went on to begin his professional career, whose highlights include playing the 20 goal season in Wellington.
Handicap 4 Gonzalo is from Santa Fe, Argentina. He resides in Point Clear, Alabama with his wife Carolina, and their two sons, Santos and Felipe. Gonzalo plays for Clearwater Polo Team in Point Clear, Alabama.
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The Helmet and its padded lining is used to prevent trauma by absorbing a shock to the head resulting from hitting the ground or from the impact of a ball or mallet.
The polo bridle is typically made up of two sets of reins (draws and straight), brow band, nose band, drop nose band, standing martingale and bit. All these components allow the rider to communicate direction and speed to the horse.
The cane of the mallet is made from Manau cane, a thorny member of the palm family. The head is cut from the Tipa tree, a durable, close grained wood. The ball is hit with the side of the mallet. Players generally have their initials stamped on the heads of their mallets.
The whip is made from fiberglass and wrapped with nylon. It is used to propel the horse in a forward motion.
The polo saddle is a supportive structure for the rider. It characteristically has a relatively flat seat and saddle flaps are long and fairly straight. There is very little or no padding on a polo saddle allowing the rider to have maximum freedom of movement.
Players usually wear a riding glove on their mallet hand. Some wear gloves on both hands for better grip and protection on the reins and mallet.
Knee guards provide protection to the knees of the rider during play.
Riding boots not only protect the legs from wayward balls, bumps and potential bruises but come high enough up the leg to prevent the leathers of the saddle from pinching the leg of the rider. The boot has a distinct heel to prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup.
Splint or tendon boots protect and support the horse’s tendons/legs from impact from the mallet or another horse’s legs. They are usually fitted to the leg over the wraps.
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LEARNING the RULES of the GAME 1. Each of the 4 players on a team 2, wears a jersey with the number 1, ber 3 or 4 on his/her back. Each num corresponds to their assigned position. Polo is a team sport, with each of the 4 team members playing a specific position, yet supporting the entire team in both offense and defense. 2. e The line of the ball is created onc not s doe the ball is struck and change until it is struck again, sending the ball in a different direction. The line of the ball is ly used in many ways, most important to act as an imaginary buffer to avoid collisions when two or more players ride to the ball. The players must hit the ball to their right side (the “off side”) and may not cross the line of the ball. Doing so would cause a hazardous situation. 3. At the start of a game, the umpire bowls the ball, by hand, firmly between the line-up of the two teams. 4. Teams change direction in which is they are playing after each goal r. kke chu each scored and/or after an Switching sides allows each team l opportunity to start with the bal being bowled in on their right-hand-side. 5. . All players must play right-handed 46
6. All players registered with the U.S. Polo Association are rated from -2 goals (novice) to 10 goals (the best). Handicaps are a scale of skill. A team’s handicap is the total sum of its players’ ratings. 7. Penalties and/or injuries may stop play, as there are no time-outs or substitutions allowed, except for tack repair. 8. A player may “ride-off” his opponent in order to spoil his shot. The angle of the collision or bump must be slight and pose no serious danger to rider or horse. 9. All players on the field are able to score goals. 10. There are degrees of dangerous and unfair play and penalty shots are awarded depending on the severity of the foul and where the foul was committed on the field. 11. A player can interfere with another’s shot by putting his mallet in the way of the striker’s swing. However, it is a foul to hook too high or reach over the player’s horse. 12. Ponies are typically switched out at the end of each chukker.
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UNDERSTANDING NUMBERS & POSITIONS on the field
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.
The Number 1 is the most offensive position. This player covers/marks the opposing teamsâ€™ number 4.
The Number 2 is the most difficult position to play. This player plays an important offensive role, by running through and scoring or feeding the ball to his number 1. Defensively, this player covers the opposing teamsâ€™ number 3.
The Number 3 is the tactical leader on the field and must be able to hit long shots to his numbers 1 and 2, as well as maintain a solid defensive position. (Usually the highest rated player on the team.)
The Number 4 is the primary defensive player and can move anywhere on the field. As a good defender, this player allows the number 3 to commit to more offensive plays knowing he/she will be covered from behind if the ball is lost. 53
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MARGARITA LEAGUE-BIG HORN POLO CLUB Dates: Mid June through the beginning of September Times: Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am The Margarita League is a 1 to 4 chukker polo game held across the fence at the Big Horn Polo Club. It is the next step for Polo Scholars, with an end result of regular play at the Big Horn Polo Club. To sign up for Margarita League chukkers contact Megan Flynn at 414-651-8091 or email@example.com 59
UNDERSTANDING POLO TERMS & DEFINITIONS
initions to help The following are some basic def watching a polo game spectators understand and enjoy CHUKKER
Term used for the period of play in polo - seven to seven and a half minutes long. There are six chukkers in a polo match.
An unofficial goal observer appointed to signal, by waving a flag over the head if a goal is scored or under the waist if no goal is scored.
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.
Appealing for a foul may be by voice or action. A demeaning comment or gesture is an appeal. The raising of the mallet in an attempt to draw the Umpireâ€™s attention to a play is an appeal.
When a player directs his pony into the side of an opponentâ€™s pony.
Whistle is usually blown for infractions of rules governing play on the field. It is usually blown for hazardous riding or improper use of the mallet. The umpire can award anything from a free goal to a free hit from a determined distance when a foul is called.
GOAL OR SCORE
Anytime the ball crosses the line between the goal posts, regardless of who (including ponies) knocks it through.
Bell or horn heard thirty seconds before the end of the chukker. The end of the chukker is signaled by another bell or horn known as the final whistle.
Overtime is sometimes played when a draw is reached at the end of the sixth chukker. A seventh chukker will resume until the final goal is scored.
Each player has earned himself a handicap ranging from -2 to 10. The higher the handicap, the better the player.
Players have the option of using a spare or substitute horse during a chukker. This is done when their playing pony fatigues or is injured.
Welcome to the Flying "H" Polo Club. There are many polo clubs throughout America but few are located in as beautiful a setting as this one...
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Welcome to the Flying "H" Polo Club. There are many polo clubs throughout America but few are located in as beautiful a setting as this one...