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Houston Polo Club Newsletter: 4/30/17

A Doubleheader Sunday!

This past Sunday the crowd was in for a treat as two semifinal games were on deck.  In the first game, CW Petroleum/Bearsden showed why they had made it all the way to the semifinals.  No Le Hace tried to get some offense going for themselves, but CW Petroleum/Bearsden took home the win with a 4 to 1 score.

Trevor Niznik taking control of the ball!

...the main event!

The second game was a nail biter! Two strong teams, Sullivan Group and Cat Spring faced off to see who would meet CW Petroleum/Bearsden in the final.  Cat Spring took the lead 2 to 1 after the first chukker, but Sullivan Group's Cody Ellis, who was subbing for team captain Mark Prinsloo, kept the offensive attack as Sullivan Group led 5 to 2 going after the second chukker. Cat Spring regrouped for the third chukker, holding Sullivan Group scoreless, and scoring 2 goals of their own, making the score 5 to 4 going into the last chukker.
Cat Spring's Kendall Plank tied the score up 5 to 5 early in the fourth chukker, but Sullivan Group's Trevor Niznik put two goals through the posts giving Sullivan Group a 2 goal lead.  Kendall Plank wasn't finished, as she put another goal on the board bringing Cat Spring within 1 goal, but the clocked ticked down and Sullivan Group came away with a 7 to 6.5 win to go to the finals.

Winning team: Sullivan Group

Joanie Jackson, Sarah Prinsloo, Trevor Niznik, and Cody Ellis pictured with Land Rover Houston Central rep. Judy Jaramillo.
MVP:Cody Ellis pictured with Land Rover Houston Central rep. Judy Jaramillo
Best Playing Pony:Chester played by Billy Mudra with kids Grace and Will Mudra and groom Chad Bowmansponsored by Overture Tanglewood

Winners Circle:

Club League: Bunny Cup

Crows Nest Ranch/Ghurka(L to R) Brandey Heckeroth, CJ Lequerica, Drew Luplow, Fox Benton

 

Winners Circle

8 Goal West - Brazos Cup

 ERGScott Wood, Michel Dorignac, Valentino Echezarreta, Marcos Alberdi 
Congratulations to the Houston Boys Interscholastic Team! 
Runner's Up at the Open National Interscholastic Tournament
(L to R) Coach: Mark Prinsloo, Grayson Price, Anson Moore, Sloan Stefanakis, Joe Mack Stimmel

 

Other news...

 

Local Houston polo player, Daren Livingston passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 29, 2017. Our hearts go out to Tammy Livingston during this time. Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. at Pecan Acres Polo Club, 36535 Vernon Frost Road, Simonton, TX.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following charities that represent Daren’s greatest passions:  Polo Players Support Group, IncHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo Judging Contest CommitteeAmerican Heart AssociationDaren will be forever young.

Bryan Middleton leading Daren's horse, Pepper, for the riderless horse memorial.  
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