Monday, September 1, 2014

FALL 2014 Ocala Polo Association

Happy Labor Day! We will begin our Fall season this week, weather and field conditions permitting.  We will do our usual - Tuesday & Thursday scrimmage at Powers Plantation with a Saturday AM  Match Game/Practice at Longwood with possible Sunday AM scrimmage at Longwood or Powers Plantation.  Grounds fees for Fall 2014 Season are $250 per player (Sept - Dec) Includes Scrimmages at Powers Plantation & Longwood.  Match Games (4 chukas) will be $100 (greens fee) per player. Match Games with Pro/Captain will be $350 ($100 geens fee /$250 pro) per player.  Open Grill after all Scrimmages, Practice & Match Games.  Match Games will be held in a CO-ED "1st Game Slow Game" followed by  "2nd Game Fast Game" OR  "Womans Match" followed by "Mens Match". For more info email Oliver at fsobworth@yahoo.com

We would also like to thank the Scots & Mexico for participating in our International Matches, as well, as Lord Lyall & The Oxford Polo Club and Stewart Campell & The Villages Polo Club  for their time, talent, and horses.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

International Week

International Week commences this Tuesday the 15th.  Our friends from Scotland will join us at Powers Plantation for chukers late afternoon followed by an open grill.  Thursday will be at Longwood farm.  Our first match will be OPA Lassies vs. Scotland Ladies at 4:30pm followed by USA vs. Scotland at 5:15pm. BBQ and tophies follow.  Saturday will be at the Oxford polo club where we will have a showdown between Mexico, Scotland, & USA.  Games that day are 10am, 11am & 12pm.  Trophies presentation afterwards for the coveted Scooter Manuel Cup, followed by an open grill & bar.  All friends welcome.

Friday, March 21, 2014

OPA International Week


Welcome Spring 2014 season.  April 15 - 20th we shall have teams from Scotland, Mexico, & USA compete with us.  Game's will be at Powers Plantation, Longwood Farm, and Oxford Polo Club.  Teams will compete for the prestigious "Manuel Cup" of Scotland.  This cup is said to have been the predecessor of hockey's "Stanely Cup", but it got locked in storage 98 years ago and forgotten, til one day when a "Deter" unable to pay his two year lease on his "Unit"was called "Delinquent & Done".  Sir Manuel opened up" Unit 1028" of his "Aberdeen Storage & Lock Company" and called it his own.  It is now here Ocala.  A prestigious trophy for the game of Polo.  One can only speculate as to whose legendary names shall be engraved into this "Master-Piece."