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RAINED OUT  JULY 20, 22
July 23, 2018

 

Due to the weather conditions, both the Friday, July 20, and Sunday July 22 matches had to be canceled.

MARYLAND DEFEATS MILWAUKEE  JULY 15
July 16, 2018

 

The Maryland Polo Club defeated the Milwaukee Polo Club by one goal in the final seconds of Sunday’s match. The two teams were tied at 3 goals each going into the third chukker.  Maryland’s Gastón Magariños then scored 4 goals in the 4th and 5th chukkers to take the lead.  Milwaukee’s Salvador “Colo” Jauretche scored 1 goal in the final chukker, but it wasn’t enough to take and hold the lead.  Maryland went on to win by a final score of 7 to 6.  Maryland’s Gastón Magariños and Milwaukee’s “Colo” Jauretche each led their team with 5 goals each.

 

Milwaukee’s next home game is at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 20 against the Iowa polo team.  “This is our only Friday match of the season,” said Club President, Jim Huber. “We expect a large turnout.”

 

The team will also have its traditional game against Iowa at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 22.

 

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).  Spectators should be aware that the intersection at County Hwy VV and County Hwy E will be closed to all traffic until mid August. See www.milwaukeepoloclub.com for alternate routes.

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-226-2661 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

POLO CLUB LOSS  JULY 8
July 9, 2018

The Milwaukee Polo Club suffered a significant defeat on Sunday, losing to Passion for Polo of Barrington Hills  by a score of 15 to 8. It was the second consecutive loss for the Milwaukee team.

 

“We simply couldn’t stop Passion’s 5 goal pro, Anthony Garcia,” said Club President Jim Huber.  We put two players on Garcia for the entire game, and he still scored 10 goals.” “He would quietly “rest in the weeds” as the ball was advancing, and then suddenly burst out for the goal, leaving all players in the dust.  He is one of the best players in the country and very few teams can keep up with him.”  For his effort, he won Most Valuable Player.  Gastón Magariños led Milwaukee with 3 goals.

 

Milwaukee’s next game is Sunday, July 15 against the Baltimore Polo Club, featuring Jim Huber’s family.  Huber’s team will feature Tommy Huber, who won the 2017 National Award for interscholastic polo throughout the country.  It is not known at this time if his father, Tom Huber, will ride with his kids.

           

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).  Spectators should be aware that the intersection at County Hwy VV and County Hwy E will be closed to all traffic until mid August. See www.milwaukeepoloclub.com for alternate routes.

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-226-2661 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

 
POLO GAME CUT SHORT  JULY 1
July 2, 2018

The Milwaukee Polo Club and the Lake Country Polo Club cut short their match on Sunday due to inclement weather.  After five chukkers of regulation play, with the Milwaukee Polo Club leading Lake Country by a score of 7-5, the teams gave into the weather and cancelled the final chukker.  As has been the case the entire season, the Club’s pros Salvador “Colo” Jauretche from Argentina and Gastón Magariños from Uruguay, were high scorers with five goals each.  “The crowd saw a fast and close game for five chukkers,” said Huber, “when the skies opened up making the field too dangerous for both horse and rider.”

 

The team will play its next regularly scheduled game on Sunday, July 8 in a match against Passion for Polo of Barrington, Illinois.  “We are now entering the toughest competition of our season,” said Huber.  We previously lost to Passion on June 13, in Barrington and we are anxious to avenge that loss.

 

Milwaukee will again feature “Colo” its Argentine pro, rated at 3 goals; Passion’s pro, Anthony Garcia, is rated at 5 goals.  “These are two of the best pros in the Midwest, said Huber. “Both teams are built around them.”

           

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).  Spectators should be aware that the intersection at County Hwy VV and County Hwy E will be closed to all traffic until mid August. See www.milwaukeepoloclub.com for alternate routes.

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-226-2661 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

POLO OPENING ENDS IN TIE  JUNE 24
June 25, 2018

The Milwaukee Polo Club tied the Beaver Creek Polo Club of Naperville, Illinois in the Club’s Opening Game of its competitive season on Sunday.  Beaver Creek opened up the game with two goals in the second chukker to match Milwaukee’s 2 goal handicap.  The teams were tied at half time when Milwaukee’s new pro from Argentina Salvador “Colo” Jauretche went to work to take the lead 8 to 7 going into the final sixth chukker.  With only 30 seconds left, Beaver Creek’s Tod Rackley scored, tieing the score at 8 to 8.  Because of the heat, the Club’s agreed not to play a final sudden death playoff.  “This was as good as game as it gets,” said Club President, Jim Huber.  Beaver Creek led the entire game until Milwaukee took the lead in the final chukker at a score of 8 to 7.  Beaver Creek then scored a tie goal at 8 to 8 in the final 20 seconds. Milwaukee’s Colo led all players with seven goal. Tod Rackley led Beaver Creek with four goals.  Colo was awarded Most Valuable Player honors.

 

“A great  introduction for our new pros and spectators,” said Huber.  Colo was regularly hitting 75 yard hits.  “There are very few players in the United States with that kind of power,” said Huber. He simply electrified the crowd.  “And Gastón Magariños, Milwaukee’s pro from Uruguay, provided a great lesson in teamwork,” said Huber.  “It’s the first time the two of them have played together and they worked like clockwork.”

 

Milwaukee’s next home game is 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 1 against Chicago.

           

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).  Spectators should be aware that the intersection at County Hwy VV and County Hwy E will be closed to all traffic until mid August. See www.milwaukeepoloclub.com for alternate routes.

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-226-2661 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

POLO OPENER SUNDAY JUNE 17
June 9, 2018

The Milwaukee Polo Club will open its 24th season on Sunday, June 17 with a 1:00 PM intraclub game.  Players will include the regular roster of Jim Huber, Jim Stevens, Deb Hasanoglu, Courtney Rohs, Tiffany Haeberlein, Brice and Nathanial Brown, Thomas Esser, Maggie Papka and Paul McBride.  As in the past, the team will be augmented by the Club’s new pros, Salvador Jauretche from Argentina and Gastón Magariños from Uruguay.  Both come from polo families and are rated 3 goals and 1 goal respectively.  Jauretche, age 21 has been playing at his home field in Buenos Aires since he was 5 years old.  He was a member of Argentina’s winning team in the 14 Goal World Cup. He comes from one of the most important polo families in the world with cousins who have been rated 10 goals, the highest one can reach in the game of polo.  Magariños, also 21, has been playing 14 years and plays regularly at a high goal level in Uruguay. This will be Magariños second summer with the Milwaukee Polo Club having previously been here for the 2015 season.  

 

“They’re two great guys, says Club President Jim Huber, lots of skills and a joy to watch.”  Magariños would best be described as a finesse player who often comes out of nowhere with the ball. Jauretche is a long ball hitter.  He hits the ball “a mile,” said Huber and with unbelievable accuracy, particularly with his neck shots.

 

Both pros have been playing in Aiken, South Carolina the last 2 ½ months with Huber in order to train the new or “green” horses and condition the “made” horses.   “They’re ready to go,” says Huber.  It’s been a productive spring with practices, but now is the time for the actual games.

 

In addition to the pros, the Club has now grown to 22 members.   “These newcomers are a great addition to our Club,” says Huber.  They are truly committed to polo and are determined to improve in every game they play.  Huber emphasized that the Club now has as many women as men, and that women are growing the sport in greater numbers.  There are many colleges and universities in the U.S. that have polo as a club sport.  Those programs have been a great source for young riders to try polo.  For those wishing to know more about the sport, go to www.milwaukeepoloclub.com .

 

The Club will have ten 1:00 PM home Sunday games from June 17 to August 26 (excluding 8/19 which is the traditional bye weekend).  In addition, the Club will have one or two Friday evening games one of which will be against Iowa on July 20.  “These Friday night games have proved to be very popular,” said Huber.  Not only do the fans enjoy them, but the visiting team enjoys playing 2 games in the same weekend.

 

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).  Cost is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free.

 

ATTENTION

Please be aware that the intersection between County Hwy VV and E will be entirely closed from June 11 to late August.  The Club will post alternative routes to the field to avoid this intersection.  Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com . Please call the Polo Hotline 262-226-2661 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.