Congratulations to the 2016 PTF I/I Award Winners:
Interscholastic Female Player of the Year: Shariah Harris, Cowtown/Work to Ride, Lezlie Hiner, Coach
Russell A. Sheldon Interscholastic Player of the Year: Tommy Huber, West Shore, Cindy Halle, Coach
Daniel J. Wallace, Jr. Intercollegiate Female Player of the Year: Anna Winslow, Cornell, David Eldredge, Coach
Intercollegiate Player of the Year: Daniel (Cacho) Galindo, Texas A&M, Mike McCleary, Coach
Congratulations to Cory Williams, Tenzin Tognini, Pelham Hardie & Clark Mayer for being selected for the 2016 Summer Exchange Trip to England.
3 Young Players have been interning since June with Rennekamp at his farm in La Grange KY, learning how to train young polo ponies, culminating with the Annual Polo Pony Sale on July 27th. We can't wait to hear all about their experiences!!
The PTF, and the polo community lost a dear friend Russ Sheldon on Thursday May 7, 2015. Russ dedicated his life to polo, actively serving on and contributing to the PTF Board, the USPA Board and committees too numerous to mention that helped the sport. He was the anchor of the Poway Polo Club in Poway CA., bringing countless young players in addition to his own children and grandchildren to the sport. Russ was elected to the PTF Board in April 2010. He first became involved, however, with the PTF in 1999 when the PTF was running the I-I program. He immediately developed friendships with his calm demeanor, ability to look at all sides of a problem, and above all, his willingness to help solve problems. He would help any committee that would improve polo. Just two weekends before he passed he had traveled to Garrison Forest School in Maryland to join several other 20+ year instructors in helping the USPA review the launch of the instructor certification program. The PTF and all of us in the polo community have lost, not just one of the good guys in polo, we’ve lost one of the best friends we and the sport have ever had.