The Cowtown/Work to Ride team of Daymar Rosser, Brandon Rease and Julia Smith captured the United States Polo Association National Interscholastic Polo title for a second year in a row !!!!!!!!!!! The # 1 seed Cowtown/WTR received a bye to the semi finals and defeated the talented team from Poway, CA in a hard fought game to win 19 to 15 and advanced to the finals. The 2nd seed El Dorado team defeated Toronto which secured their spot in the final game against Cowtown/WTR. El Dorado took control of the game and the Cowtown/WTR team battled hard to stay within striking distance tying the score intermittently throughout. The Cowtown/WTR found a reserve in the 4th chukker and scored with 2 minutes to go to take the lead by one goal. Cowtown/WTR fouled with 5 seconds to go allowing the El Dorado team an undefended shot to goal to tie the game 18 to 18. The game went into double overtime with Brandon Rease making two clutch shots to goal in a penalty shoot out to El Dorado's 1 goal. The final score Cowtown/WTR 20 over El Dorado 19. All Star Team awards went to Daniele (Cacho) Galindo (El Dorado) , Daymar Rosser (CT/WTR), Julia Smith (CT/WTR) and Russell Stimmel ( Midland) . Sportsmanship went to Steve Hagist (Midland)
December is the month for giving
Help us make our $50,000 goal by January 1, 2015
Our shortfall is your oppportunity to really help the Work to Ride youth and our ponies. The Interscholastic Arena Polo season is underway and the kids are pumped and practicing hard. The outdoor arena is cold and the winds are whipping at 6:00 pm when the kids come nightly to exercise the polo ponies but their enthusiasm remains steadfast as they contemplate each upcoming game. "When is our next game ?" they say, or "Who is on their team? " or "Do you think we can win? " . The optimism is catchy and the opportunites make what we do so much fun so please donate now.