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2017 USPA 6-8 Goal Polo Ponies Tournament and Tailgate Competition

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Dear POLO,
6-8 Goal Polo Ponies Memorial Tournament

The Polo Ponies begins at 5:00 on Friday at the club with Ace Sportswear vs Barefield Polo. This is a great opportunity to watch some very good polo. Thank you to the tournament sponsor Koncordia Group. The final will be held at 3:00 on Sunday.  The teams are:

Ace Sportswear (6)
Jesus Ontiveros (3)
Demitra Hajimihalis (-1)
Jake Brown (3)
Tom Huber (1)
Barefield (8)
Hernan Tasso (5)
Mark Mulligan (0)
Juan Martinez-Baez (3)
Rich Weidel (0)

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Polo Ponies Memorial: On a hot, sunny afternoon in 1966, lightning struck the elegant clubhouse and lit it ablaze. From there two nearby stables containing 27 horses also caught fire. Bob Connors, the manager of the club at the time, went into the barns and managed to bring 9 horses out safely. Another seven were seriously burned and required treatment at nearby New Bolton Center but tragically 18 horses perished. The community banded together to support Brandywine Polo in the weeks after the fire and on July 17 over 5,000 people came to watch the inaugural "Polo Ponies Memorial" match. The cars were bumper to bumper going up the drive to see the fast-paced action. Proceeds from this polo match helped the club rebuild the barns, this time out of fire resistant concrete cinder block. The success of this first match led to the start of the Polo Ponies Memorial Tournament which for the past 51 years has attracted teams from up and down the East Coast to come to Brandywine Polo in August to compete for the trophy donated in memory of the ponies that perished in the fire.
Sunday Tailgate Competition

The competition will not only be on the field for the Polo Ponies final. On Sunday we will also be hosting a
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tailgate competition. The theme is Big Hats and Polka Dots. Prizes will be awarded for:

Best of Show
Most Creative
Best Food

The judging will take place from 3-4 PM. Contact our social committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
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Play safe, fair and have fun,
Dixon, Nicholas, Lory, Lisa & Juan
 
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