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2022 Highlights

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SEPTEMBER 28 & OCTOBER 5

POLO 101 @ The Stadium

SEPTEMBER 29
​Bus trip to WEC and GOLDMARK 

OCTOBER 15
Booster Season Opening Party at The Stadium

OCTOBER 27
​Bus trip to WEC and GOLDMARK 

NOVEMBER 11/15
Closing Party at The Barns

DECEMBER 12/1
​ELF PARTY
​NICK JOHNSON TOYS FOR CANCER

2022 FALL CLOSING PARTY @ THE BARNS

It was a beautiful setting among the trees at The Barns as the boosters gathered for the Fall polo season closing party.  Many arrived with toys for the Nick Johnson Toys for Cancer drive.  The toys that have been collected at the Fall season matches and at tonight's event will be delivered to The Arnold Palmer Children's Cancer Hospital in Orlando in early December.  Thanks to everyone who brought a toy, made a monetary donation or purchased a t-shirt to support these efforts.

Three different presentations, one held in each of the barns, were conducted for the attendees.  Marcelo Torres detailed a typical day in the life of a polo pony being cared for in The Villages.  While these equine athletes have Mondays off, those providing their care work 24/7 to ensure their comfort, safety and health.  Kim Smith of Ocala Magna Wave and Wellness provided a demonstration of magna wave pulsed electro magnetic field therapy which is used to recharge cells so as to stimulate cell metabolism, increase oxygenation and reduce inflammation.  The demonstration horses noticeably relaxed and appeared to really enjoy the treatment.  Lord Lyall provided attendees with insight into the various equipment used by horse and rider during a polo match.  Safety for both horse and rider and communication between the two is of utmost importance when playing in a match.

A delicious meal catered by Sonny's BBQ was enjoyed under the lights of the beautiful oaks while listening to the sounds of Bobby Blackman and Joe Hand.  

Following dinner, a player's panel comprised of women who play in The Villages discussed the positive changes they have seen in the sport over the years towards female players.  It was surprising to learn that women were not admitted to the USPA until 1972, and have continued to make amazing strides since that time.

A spectacular sunset closed the evening as Boosters celebrated the opportunity of having been able to enjoy another memorable polo season here in The Villages.

2022 FALL OPENING PARTY @ THE STADIUM