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Sunday, September 13ths match was, once again,
an excellently played event and an opportunity for families and
friends to witness another unique equestrian
tradition, the "retirement" of a polo pony.
The day included American Celtics from Keyport-
Bag- Pipers Joe Stall, John Smalls, and drummer Mike Vaughn
dressed in authentic kilts while they marched the circumference of
field playing for all the side lines.
Prior to the start of the match the Irish Flag- (generously donated
day by the Carey Family of Colts Neck), was raised below the
by Volunteer Firefighter Alex Wilkes. Later after the match, players
a traditional Irish fare of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes.
Tailgaters were encouraged to dress either their tailgate
themselves or both in Irish costume while participating in an Irish
Awards for the best
Irish "Colleen"- Joanne Nadell
Irish "Himself"- Scott McAllien
Irish "Little Colleen"- Sofia Barreiro
Irish "Little Himself"- Steven Saaverdra
Irish Tailgate- The Barreiro Family
Colts Neck Polo also celebrated the birthday of Lydia Bibeau
cake after the match. Also a special but nostalgic day for Lydia who
her favorite polo pony age 25 years old, "Espresso", after playing
match during a retirement ceremony. Espresso was also given a treat
homemade muffins made from molasses and oats by
Lisa Singer- Fitzpatrick for this special occasion.
"Espresso" retired with a bang with the Buckleigh Team which
won 10 to1 against Colts Neck. Both Lydia and her husband scored the
two goals in the fourth "chukker".
Colts Neck Polo team played on 4 "Chukkers" instead of the
due to a horse that sustained a light injury while traveling from
Because Buckleigh Polo Club was now down one horse the match was
to not over tax the horses.
Colts Neck takes the first
match of the fall season and announces schedule changes
The second half of our '08 Colts Neck Polo
season started off on a very
positive note with a 8-3 win over Shannon
The fall schedule will include six more
exciting matches, and a number of
"Special events." PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF MATCH
Sept. 14th at
SHANNON HILL POLO
Colts Neck Polo is proud to present Dr.
Elden Klayman during Sunday Sept. 7th
half- time activity. Along with
discussing the "Special Needs of the Polo Pony"
he has some fun show & tell, and will
wrap up the half- time activity with a light
question and answer.
Polo's First Annual Hat Day was a great success...
And that was largely due to the enthusiasm
of our tail-gate members.
'Most Elegant Hat' awarded to Lisa Singer's
(Colts Neck) Queen Elizabeth creation.
'Most Creative' a "Birthday Cake Hat" was
awarded to Cookie McKay (Colts Neck)'Best
Little Miss' "The Polo Pony" to
Cambria Saavedra, 9 yrs old of Colts Neck. Cambria
designed her own hat, a rider a-top a polo pony!And the 'Grand
Prize for Best Ensemble' to Lenore Lesta wearing
her "Perfectly Purple" Outfit. Lenore, a guest
of Vincent Cerullo, is also of Colts Neck.
The match was one of those sporting events that either team
could have been the winner. The lead changed throughout and was
tied with less than thirty seconds on the clock when Shannon
Hill put the ball through!
A highlight for Colts Neck was Max Gerberding's play. He scored
FIVE GOALS, and was given the MVP award for the match! Our
congratulations to Shannon Hill Polo on their
win last Sunday with a final score of 8-7.
defeats Colts Neck and Captures the 2008 Eisner Cup
The annual Eisner Cup Match
was won by visiting team Buckleigh Polo in a high scoring
shortened match. With temperatures in the 90's, the
exciting 4 chucker match was highlighted by a spectacular half
Dressage Demonstration by Katarina Antens-Miller
narrated by Jan Eisner!
Our photo gallery now has pictures from 2008 including the
demonstration and will be updated with the Monmouth Conservation
Please remember, if you are not able to attend a match kindly
Colts Neck Polo so that your tailgate space can be made
available to day- trippers.
- Colts Neck Polo wins the Combs Cup
On a beautiful September afternoon, Colts Neck captured the
Combs Cup in frond of a wonderful crowd gathered to support Make
a Wish. While the teams battled on the field, children
sold apples and generous supporters raised funds for a number of
wishes all in support of the organization.
The Team also recognized the efforts of a number of members and
volunteers in support of the team.
- Colts Neck Polo Plans New Announcers Stand and
Weather and use have taken their toll on our scoreboard and
announcers trailer and this year we are planning to replace them
with an all in one design which will give the announcers a
better view of the field and our members a better view of the
scoreboard. If you are interested in supporting our effort
through sponsorship, please contact us for more information.
- Volunteers Invited
There's a lot involved in running a match as well as keeping the
sidelines looking great. Colts Neck Polo welcomes
volunteers to help with the maintenance of the sideboards and
fencing as well as with the many activities that take place each
Sunday. Help with parking, signage, and various other
activities are greatly appreciated. For students in need
of volunteer hours, Colts Neck Polo is happy to provide letters
indicating your efforts.