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Santa Rita Abierto
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Sun. 23rd Apr.

Super Nations Cup 2013- Tianjin, China

Amazing is the only word I can use for my first visit to China. I had such a blast not only playing in the Super Nations Cup, but also seeing such a beautiful country. Unfortunately, my team was not successful in winning the championship, but we were all very happy to be a part of this time when polo is growing so much globally – especially in this region. The Hong Kong, China team was ultimate champion over England in the Finals. It was a very special moment for them and all of China since they were playing on their home turf. This new experience was exciting and insightful for me.  Not only did I play a sport that I love, but I have made lifelong memories, and learned a lot of new things from China.   I look forward to returning in the...

Westchester Cup Results- 2013 Audi International Polo Series

On Sunday, July 28th, I captained the USA team against England in the Westchester Cup at Guards Polo Club.  After 16 years of being played in the USA, we were excited to return the series to the UK, where thousands of people came out to watch the match. The game was intense and filled with excitement. We were tied 11-11 and went to over-time.  Polito Pieres almost made a winning goal, but his shot was wide and England made the tie-breaking goal to take the Westchester Cup. All was not lost though, the game was well played and I couldn’t have been more proud of my team. After the game, HRH The Prince of Wales gave me the Donoso Trophy for The Best Player from the visiting team. The entire experience was thrilling, and the atmosphere was energetic, and I hope to go back to England to try to win the trophy again soon! Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo © www.imagesofpolo.com Images of Polo ©...

Westchester Cup – 2013 Audi International Polo Series

On Sunday, July 28th, I will compete in the Westchester Cup, one of polo’s oldest and most prestigious cups. It was created in 1886 and is a three game match between the United States and England.   Today, it’s part of the Audi International Polo Series.  This year, I have the honor of representing the USA as captain of the Equus & Co. USA Team as we take on the Audi England team and their captain, Luke Tomlinson. This year’s match will be held at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. What I love most about this match is the history and friendly rivalry behind it. To me, it’s an honor to be able to say I am playing in the same tournament the “Big Four” once played in, in 1909! The last time the match was played was in 2009 at the Palm Beach International Polo Club. I had the privilege of being on the USA team back then as well, but after a tough game, England took home the trophy. After 16 years of the Westchester Cup being played in the states, it’s time to back to England and win the match! Prince William, Prince Henry and I looking at polo’s most prestigious trophy, the Westchester Cup! Who will take it home this year? A picture of the Audi England Captain, Luke Tomlinson, and I. Check back in for the results of the...

Victory!

On Sunday, November 25th, I was honored to compete for the International Cup in a match that pitted the U.S. against England at  Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington. It was a slow start for both teams as multiple shots were taken but went wide. We managed to take a 1.5-0 lead after the first seven minutes of play. England continued to attack until finally, my teammate, Jeff Hall was able to give us a 2.5-0 lead. I was then able to pick up my weight by snagging five goals throughout the rest of the game. It was a tough match, but we closed the game with an 8.5 to 6 win over England. I was honored to accept the trophy for MVP as my teammate, Jeff Hall’s 7-year-old Bay Thoroughbred, Smooth, was honored as “Best Playing Pony.”  It was an amazing...

5th Annual St. Regis International Cup

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to England to play in the 5th Annual St. Regis International Cup at Great Britain’s Cowdray Park Polo Club. I was playing with the very talented US team against England. It was a really competitive and exciting match and England won 11-10.5 by defending a 60-yard penalty in the closing seconds. Our team was filled with talent and I was honored to receive MVP of the game. It’s always a great experience to play in England and I’ve been enjoying my time...

Proud Moments: The 2009 Westchester Cup

“Being selected for the U.S. National side for the Westchester Cup last year was an amazing feeling.  I had no idea what it meant until I rode out onto the field that afternoon before we played England.  I’ve never felt prouder to be an American. I’m Argentinean by birth, but American by choice.  We moved to the U.S. just two months after I was born, so what I say now is that I’m 50 percent Argentinean and 100 percent America!  Playing in the Westchester was very special for me and losing hurt – so I’m looking forward to a rematch.” UNITED STATES: No. 1, Jeff Blake; No. 2, Adam Snow; No. 3, Nic Roldan; Back, Jeff Hall. ENGLAND: No. 1, James Beim; No. 2, Mark Tomlinson; No. 3, Eduardo Novillo Astrada; Back, Luke Tomlinson 2009 Won by England (10-9) at International Polo Club Palm Beach.  For a complete match summary and photo gallery, please visit http://www.westchestercup.org/news_2009_game_summary.htm For a look at the teams who have played in this prestigious tournament through the years, please visit...