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 afternoon!