Blanco TX Cup
Everglades Field #3 at 2pm on Monday 19th 2015
Joanna Monaco Memorial
Gulfstream Polo Club
Monday January 19th 2015
2015 Joanna Monaco Winners
La Martina: Nico Escobar, Rachel Kelly, Manuel Novillo Astrada and Mia Novillo Astrada
2014 Major Collin Memorial
Casablanca Wins 2014 Major Collin Memorial
Jacobo Bacariza, Nicolas Escobar, Anson Moore and Demitra Hashimihalis
3rd Annual Tackeria Cup
PTF Young Player Program
September 27, 2014
Students and parents from Boston to Baltimore attended second Polo Training Foundation College Fair program started in Florida in April 2014. This event was held at the PTF Hickox Polo Fields in Old Westbury, NY. Eight college coaches representing, Cornell, UConn, Princeton, Skidmore, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Yale explained their programs to thirty-two high school and middle school students. Each coach had a table and interviewed the students individually or in small groups. Students and parents were thrilled by the opportunity to scope out many schools with college programs at one event. The coaches were excited to meet students with an interest in their programs and appreciated the opportunity to speak with younger students about how important it was to achieve good academic standing in order to play polo in college.
Following the event two games were played at Bob Ceparano’s Country Farms arena. Six middle school students battled each other in a two chukker match. This was followed by a round robin with ten of the high school students participating. Although getting good enough grades to get into a polo playing college are the most important element, the coaches were very interested in watching the athleticism of the student players.
The Polo Training Foundation plans to continue the College Fair series, rotating the location around the entire country, so that many more high school students can be exposed to these terrific collegiate programs.
Wes Linfoot Memorial Tournament
2014 PTF I/I Award Winners
PTF Given Matching Challenge for Academic Scholarship Program
The family of Karl Hilberg has challenged the PTF to bring the endowment for the academic scholarship program for aspiring collegiate polo players up to $100,000. The Hilberg family will donate $20,000 once the PTF has $80,000 in a scholarship endowment. Currently the fund has $38,000, so $42,000 needs to be raised to receive the match. The academic scholarship program entering its fourth year was created to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college. In addition to meeting a high academic standard, scholars are required to participate in the collegiate polo club at the school they are attending. These scholarships are also based on financial need .
2014 Summer Exchange to England
2014 PTF Polo Party
2014 PTF Award Winners: Danny Scheraga, Tony Coppola, Alyssa Tranchilla, Mackenzie Weisz, Malia Bryan, Jack McLean, Michael Bellissimo and Melissa Ganzi. (Connell Erb not present).
2014 Award Winners
Jr Polo Sportsmanship: Malia Bryan & Jack McLean
Jr Polo Most Improved Players: Alyssa Tranchilla & Mackenzie Weisz
Youth Polo Sportsmanship: Connell Erb
Youth Polo Most Improved: Michael Bellissimo