The Polo Report by Steve Crowder. Click here to read articles for Nov. '03.
General News & Announcements
Who Is West Coast Polo? Since PoloBARN.com's main focus is Polo on the West Coast we decided to change the name of our Web site to better reflect our content and coverage. West Coast Polo is a trademark of PoloBARN.com, but we are still doing business as PoloBARN.com.
Dec. 17th, '03: FIP World Championship VII, Zone D Playoff Tournament Update - On December 5, 2003 at the Lahore Polo Club in Pakistan . . . Click here to continue reading.
New Merchandise . . .
We have just added a new line of PoloBARN merchandise to our online store. Please take a moment to shop in PoloBARN's E-store and view some of our new apparel and gift items.
New Sponsors . . .
Las Pampas Polo is the Official Tack & Polo Equip. Sponsor for PoloBARN.PoloBARN customers will receive special promotions and discounts only available from this Web site. Click here for more details.
Leather CPR is the Official Leather Care Sponsor of PoloBARN.
Dec. 1, '03: The USPA is looking for candidates to play in the FIP World Championship Tournament. The North America Zone Tournament will be played in Juarez, Mexico (across the border from El Paso, Texas) on May 13th to 23rd, 2004, and if the US Team qualifies, the World Championship will be played in Paris, France from September 9th to 18th, 2004.
We are looking for candidates that are a minimum of one goal and a maximum of five goals and capable of playing above their handicap. Try-outs will be held on both the East and West Coast. The Eastern try-outs will be held in January of 2004 in Palm Beach, Florida and the Western try-outs will be held in February of 2004 in Indio, California.
Please submit all names of potential candidates and their handicaps with their contact information to Patrick M. Nesbitt by December 15th, 2003.PMNesbitt@aol.com
Nov. 19, 2003 - 2003 Linfoot Award Recipients - The USPA will list the 2003 Linfoot Award recipients in the January 2004 issue of Polo Player's Edition. If you have not sent the name of yourrecipient to our office, please contact Sherry Browne at 800-232-8772 ext.14 or firstname.lastname@example.org and give her the information. We don't want to leave anyone out.
"Gladiator Days" will be held January 4th at the Temecula Polo Club. There will be A Gladiator Costume Contest, Target, Jousting and all players and public are invited to be dressed as Gladiators. You may get more info at Temeculapoloclub.com
FIP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ZONE PLAYOFFS - For the FIP World Championship VII, the federation's most ambitious and important international event, there will be 35 participating countries in the zone playoff system to determine the eight teams that will play in the finals in Chantilly, France, September 9-19, 2004. Click here to continue reading.
Does Saddle Fit Matter For Polo?
By Mehrdad Baghai - In many equestrian disciplines the fit of the saddle has become a very popular topic of debate. Click here to read article.
"Ultimate Polo Tournament" in 2004: By Polo America -The tournament will be called the FIP Global Cup 2004. The FIP Global Cup will consist of four teams. Each team will have two patrons (0-2 goals) and two 10 goal players. Nine 10 goal players have contracted to play. The players are Ignacio Heguy, Eduardo Heguy, Bautista Heguy, Adam Snow, Mike Azzaro, Mariano Aguerre, Lolo Castagnola, Miguel Novillo Astrada and Marcos Heguy as the alternate. Click here to continue reading.