Four-goaler Jesse Bray, who has made his mark on the West Coast, traveled 3,000 miles to receive the prestigious Equus & Co. Award, which honors the Team USPA player who best exemplifies the program’s principles, which includes leadership and a commitment to growing the sport. The 21-year-old Jesse received a check for $10,000 and a unique belt buckle designed by Jim Whisenand, the Equus & Co. Chairman and CEO whose vision helped launch the award. The award was given in a post-match ceremony following the Maserati U.S. Open quarterfinal game between Coca-Cola and Lechuza Caracas at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. From left to right: Jim Whisenand of Equus & Co., Charles Smith of Team USPA, Kris Bowman of Team USPA and Jesse Bray. Photo by Elizabeth Hedley
Newport Polo is pleased to announce Roger Williams Park Zoo as the beneficiary of this year’s International Polo Charity Ball, dubbed the Safari Ball. The Newport Polo Club will host the annual black tie charity gala on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 7pm in Rosecliff, one of Newport’s legendary Bellevue Avenue mansions. The gala weekend festivities include the ball on Friday night, followed on Saturday by the USA vs. Kenyapolo match, a highlight in the Newport International Polo Series, and will conclude with a New England Lobsterbake served field side at the polo grounds.
Tickets to all the associated events are available online. Early-bird supporters can reserve discounted tickets through June 15th. For more reservations & information visit www.nptpolo.com/calendar/safari-ball or call the Newport Polo office at (401) 847-7090. For more information on the Roger Williams Park Zoo, visit www.rwpzoo.org.
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