The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon began about 10 years ago and involved three disciplines – hunter/jumper, dressage and polo (pictured). Once reining was added the Triathlon became a Tetrathlon. It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the 2013 Sidelines Tetrathlon to benefit the Equestrian Aid Foundation, Friday, February 1, 2013.
The report from Wyomingis that the Jackson Hole Polo Club is going great and full of wonderful members, with plenty of trail rides and float trips. According to Craig Ramsby, they still have the best frozen margaritas, thanks to Bob Edmundson. They are gearing up for another great summer, and Paul Von Guntard is ready to have some fun. He turns 80 this August and every game day he shows up ready to play, grinning like the cat that ate the canary.
Mariano Gracida is having spinal surgery and Matt Coppola had ACL surgery and half of his meniscus taken out. These two are in for a long recovery, but we expect that will keep the hospital staff and therapists in good spirits with their antics!
Bumps and bruises: Mason Wroe suffered a broken foot after a horse fell on top of him during the 8 goal season in Houston…..this coming just a week after receiving stitches to his chin for a well hit ball to the face. Time for a few weeks vacation before the busy summer season in California.
Also in California, Eric Munk, nicknamed The Monkeyman, and Michele Everett, who both play at the Orange County Polo Club, have announced their engagement.
At the San Diegopolo club, longtime office manager Heather Chronert has turned in her retirement after over 20 years with the club. We wish her safe and happy travels with her husband on their new adventures together.
Sapo Caset is on the mend down in Argentina after suffering such a severe infection that the hospital placed him in an induced coma. Although he cannot play for several months, he is now expected to make a full recovery.
Lakeside Polo Club in California held its annual kick-off to summer with a “margarita tournament” that featured 30 chukkers of “everyone plays everyone” fun, followed up with afternoon margaritas under the willow trees.
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