Recap of the Youth Summer Day Camp

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Empire Polo Club 2015
Youth Summer Day Camp
June 16th – 20th

Many polo players would agree that there is no better polo destination west of the Mississippi than Empire Polo Club during the winter season. Beautiful fields, sunshine and palm trees abound when the rest of the world is shivering with cold. What most people don’t know is that Empire Polo Club hosts an annual Summer Polo Camp for kids run by Connie Atkinson.

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Ten young players participated in the camp which ran from June 16th-20th, 2015.… Read more...

Summer Polo Camp & USPA Clinic

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School is OUT and Summer polo is IN! Empire Polo Club is pleased to be hosting its annual Summer Polo Day Camp for children. Beginners to more advanced players, between the ages of 8-18, are welcome to join Connie Atkinson and Robin Sanchez, USPA instructor to learn more about the game of polo, horse care and riding skills (some prior riding experience required for acceptance). U.S.P.A. Membership required by all players; new players will receive one year free U. S. P.A.… Read more...

M3 Strolling Wild & Evergreen Win Money Games at Empire

M3 Strolling Wild won the 6-8 Goal Champions Cup Final,  $30,000 and Rich Roenisch bronzes.  From left to right: Mr. & Mrs. Haagen, Kimo Huddleson, Danielle Sheldon, Jared Sheldon, Lyn Jason Cobb, Peter Blake, Madelyn Cobb, Corky Linfoot, Bianca Nolasco and Adriana Navarro.

March 29th, 2015 at Empire Polo Club

4-Goal Lions Cup Finals
Evergreen won the 4-Goal Lions Cup Finals, $6,000 and Rich Roenisch Bronzes. From left to right: Mr. Haagen, Bryan Middleton, Juan Jo Gonzalez, Peter Blake, Bianca Nolasco, Noah Sprung and Tom Sprung.

Evergreen won the 4-Goal Lions Cup Finals, $6,000 and Rich Roenisch Bronzes.  From left to right:  Mr. Haagen, Bryan Middleton, Juan Jo Gonzalez, Peter Blake, Bianca Nolasco, Noah Sprung and Tom Sprung.

Evergreen won the 4-Goal Lions Cup Finals, $6,000 and Rich Roenisch Bronzes. From left to right: Mr. Haagen, Bryan Middleton, Juan Jo Gonzalez, Peter Blake, Bianca Nolasco, Noah Sprung and Tom Sprung.

Empire Polo Team was the runner-up and took home $2000.… Read more...

Evergreen and M3 Strolling Wild win Mid-Month Finals

M3 Strolling Wild won the 8-Goal mid-month finals. Kimo Huddleston, Jared Sheldon, Peter Blake and Madelyn Cobb.
Evergreen won the 4-Goal Mid-month finals. Tom Sprung, Noah Sprung, Juan Jo Gonzalez and Peter Blake.

Evergreen won the 4-Goal Mid-month finals. Tom Sprung, Noah Sprung, Juan Jo Gonzalez and Peter Blake.

M3 Strolling Wild won the 8-Goal mid-month finals. Kimo Huddleston, Jared Sheldon, Peter Blake and Madelyn Cobb.

M3 Strolling Wild won the 8-Goal mid-month finals. Kimo Huddleston, Jared Sheldon, Peter Blake and Madelyn Cobb.

United States Defeats England 17-12 in the USPA Townsend International Challenge Cup

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USA’s Tommy Biddle named most valuable player

USA - Jared Sheldon, Kris Kampsen and Tommy Biddle.

The United States Polo Association® (USPA) today announced that the United States defeated England 17-12 in Saturday night’s historic 22-Goal USPA Townsend International Challenge Cup at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The U.S. team included 10-goal player Tommy Biddle, who played on the United States’ Townsend Cup winning team in 2011 and is the highest-rated arena polo player in the world, seven-goal player Kris Kampsen and five-goal player Jared Sheldon.  England was represented by 6 goal player Oscar Mancini, 8-goal player Jonny Good, and 5-goal player Andrew Blake-Thomas.… Read more...

USA vs. England on March 14th at 6:30 PM

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England Returns to defend their title against U.S.A. in High-Goal Arena Polo Match
Tommy Biddle, the highest-rated arena polo player in the world, will be competing in this tournament

For the third time in the history of polo in the desert, there will be a high-goal arena polo game at Empire Polo Club. The United States Polo Association (USPA) has awarded the 22-Goal USPA Townsend International Challenge Cup to Empire Polo Club. The game will be played on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the polo arena at Empire Polo Club. The match will be available on demand the following day, Sunday, on Chukker.TV.Read more...

Congratulations to the February League Winners

4-Goal BPP - Lacey, a mare played by Lolo Payan and owned by Vicky Owens.
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8-Goal Emerald Cup Final Winner- M3 Strolling Wild – Kimo Huddleston, Jared Sheldon, Peter Blake and Madelyn Cobb. The trophies were presented by representatives of Westin Mission Hills.

8-Goal MVP - Kimo Huddleston

8-Goal MVP – Kimo Huddleston

8-Goal BBP - A gelding named “Rome’ owned by Kyle Fargey.

8-Goal BBP – A gelding named “Rome’ owned by Kyle Fargey.

4-Goal Rose Cup Final Winner - Empire Polo Team: Erik Wright, Lolo Payan, Hayward Pardue and Aly Payan. The trophies were presented by representatives from Westin Mission Hills.

4-Goal Rose Cup Final Winner – Empire Polo Team: Erik Wright, Lolo Payan, Hayward Pardue and Aly Payan. The trophies were presented by representatives from Westin Mission Hills.

 

4-Goal MVP - Erik Wright

4-Goal MVP – Erik Wright

4-Goal BPP - Lacey, a mare played by Lolo Payan and owned by Vicky Owens.

4-Goal BPP – Lacey, a mare played by Lolo Payan and owned by Vicky Owens.

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4- and 8-Goal Playoffs

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8-Goal Teams

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Eric Hammon 0
Ashton Wolf 3
Jim Wright 1
Nicolai Galindo 4
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Tim Kelly 0
Hernan Tejera 3
Diego Cossio 3
Peter Von Gontard 2
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Gordon Ross 0
Kyle Fargey 3
Joseph Stuart 4
Dayelle Fargey 1
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Madelyn Cobb 0
Jared Sheldon 4
Peter Blake 2
Kimo Huddleston 2

4-Goal Stagecoach Challenge Finals

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Congratulations to M3 Strolling Wild for winning the 4-Goal Stagecoach Challenge Finals. From left to right: Kimo Huddleston, Peter Blake, Adam from Crystal Chrysler, Aly Payan and Madelyn Cobb.

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Jake Stimmel's horse won Best Playing Pony.

Jake Stimmel’s horse won Best Playing Pony.

Peter Blake won MVP.

Peter Blake won MVP.