Polo in the United States: A History

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McFarland, Mar 15, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
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Though polo is commonly associated with Britain and South America, the sport also enjoys a strong following in the United States. This comprehensive history describes the evolution of polo in the U.S., from its beginnings in a New York City riding academy in 1876 to the 2010 Open Championship held in Florida. The principal early players and the first polo clubs are covered, as is American participation in the Olympics, polo at universities and colleges, women's polo, indoor polo, and polo in the military. Additionally, chapters also examine polo in the arts and in literature.
 

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I know little about polo other than having worked in close proximity with the Wine Country Polo Club over the 18 years I was employed as Manager of an adjacent private club in Northern California. I ... Read full review

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When I was in college I missed horseback riding and so I began searching for a way to do it in as cheap a way as possible. That's how I came upon the University Polo Team. And though I never had ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Dennis J Amato
1
Introduction
3
Part I The Herbert Era18761921
5
Part II Full Blossom
77
8 Color Plates Containing 22 Photographs
181
Part III The Road to Recovery 19461975
181
Part IV American Contemporary Polo
247
Appendix 1
337
Appendix 3
340
Appendix 4
341
Appendix 5
342
Appendix 6
344
Appendix 7
348
Chapter Notes
349
Bibliography
361
Index
365

Appendix 2
338

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About the author (2011)

A polo player and surgeon, Horace A. Laffaye is on the board of directors of the Museum of Polo and is chairman of the Polo Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. His writings on the game include several books and many articles in magazines in America, Argentina and England. He divides his time between Connecticut and Florida.

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