|Wed 26th Feb 2020|
Frasers England Women’s Team Announcement
English ladies to play in the inaugural Copa De Las Naciones
Between 10 – 12 April, Frasers England will join teams from around the world to compete for the inaugural Copa De Las Naciones Women’s Tournament. Hazel Jackson-Gaona will head up a strong Frasers England side who will show their mettle in Palermo, Argentina, with the tournament set to be played between 16-22 goals. These young players have all been playing some great polo around the world and they will now head to Argentina, where they will come together to represent England for this much coveted title, against the USA and Argentina.
The Frasers England Women’s Team (22): Hazel Jackson-Gaona (10 – Captain), Rosanna Turk (5), Holly Butler (4) & Beanie Bradley (3)
Photograph: Hazel Jackson-Gaona will lead the Frasers England team in The Copa De Las Naciones. Courtesy of the HPA/The Art of Polo
Tue 25th Feb 2020
The King Power International Ladies' Polo Tournament 2020
Action begins today
This week will see four teams compete at the VS Sports Club, Thailand for the King Power International Ladies' Polo Tournament 2020, with action commencing today until Saturday 29 February. The four teams will feature many of the best female international polo players, including Lía Salvo and Brits Hazel Jackson-Gaona, Sarah Wiseman, Milly Hine, Emma Boers, Rosanna Turk, Holly Butler and Rebecca Walters.
The King Power International Ladies' Polo Tournament 2020 Teams:
King Power (20): Ploy Bhinsaeng (3), Holly Butler (4), Emma Boers (5) & Sarah Wiseman (8)
Marengo (19): Sonia Couling (1), Sabrina-Entio Bradley (3), Rebecca Walters (6) & Lía Salvo (9)
Cote d’Azur Polo Team (19): Rachael Hughes (0), Vero Magnasco (4), Rosanna Turk (5) & Hazel Jackson-Gaona (10)
Korea Polo Club (14): Jessica Chua Nodland (0), Gyul Hanna Yoo (1), Milly Hine (6) & Clara Cassino (7)
Photograph: Ladies' teams are preparing for the off in Thailand in The King Power International Ladies' Polo Tournament 2020. Courtesy of Rebecca Walters
Mon 24th Feb 2020
Las Monjitas Win C.V. Whitney Cup
Narrow win for iconic team
In front of thousands of spectators on Sunday 23 February, Las Monjitas defeated La Indiana 11-10 to win The C.V. Whitney Cup, the first title in The 2020 Gauntlet of Polo, and with it, the first place $100,000 prize money.
Now in its second year, last year’s tournament saw Las Monjitas make it to the Final, but lose out to ultimate winners Pilot, so this year, they clearly meant business. Leading from the off with a converted penalty 3, Las Monjitas played well with La Indiana close on their heels throughout. Going into half-time, the teams were even at 4-4, but as the second half prevailed, Las Monjitas extended their lead. Fran Elizalde and David ‘Pelón’ Stirling used all their might to secure four goals to none in response from La Indiana and with two missed penalty attempts from the La Indiana side, the Las Monjitas lead left much to be reckoned with. In the final chukka, with Las Monjitas leading by five goals, the deal looked sealed for the boys in orange, but La Indiana hadn’t quit just yet. After receiving a penalty 1, Santiago Gómez Romero and teammate Polito Pieres scored back-to-back goals, ultimately securing a four goal run, with the clock firmly on Las Monjitas’ side it wound down to an 11-10 victory. Fran Elizalde was named Most Valuable Player, whilst his pony Monlinera was awarded the Best Playing Pony rug.
The C.V. Whitney Cup Final Teams:
Las Monjitas (22): Camilo Bautista (0), Mackenzie Weisz (3), Francisco Elizalde (9) & David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10)
La Indiana (22): Michael Bickford (2), Jeff Hall (6), Polito Pieres (10) & Santiago Gómez Romero (4)
Photograph: Las Monjitas win The C.V. Whitney Cup Final. Courtesy of the USPA