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3 Polo Players to Watch this Season

Check out the 3 polo players we will be following this season!

As the summer polo season rounds the corner, surely ladies are getting their dresses and hats ready and gentlemen their festive pants and ties, but if you appreciate the sport for more than the fashion, style and social scene (and you should appreciate both), then below are the polo players you should pay most attention to this season.

George Meyrick 

Meyrick began playing polo at the age of seven and has since gone on to make a name for himself as one of the best young polo professionals around, and undoubtedly has a long and successful career ahead of himself.

In 2013 George reached the semi-finals of the Snow Polo World Cup in China with England and represented the Sahara Warriors in India. The English summer saw him play for Dell Park, captain the Mint London team at Mint Polo in the Park, represent England in the Audi International Series at Beaufort and play for the young England team in the Audi International Day at Guard Polo Club. 

Commercially George has become one of the most recognized faces in British Polo having worked with brands including Matt Roberts Personal Training, Billecart-Salmon Champagne, Kennett Watches, Dukes Boots, Coast Clothing and MacWet among others. George has also appeared in a wide range of magazines including Tatler, The Polo Magazine, Polo Times and Billionaire Magazine among many others. Currently George is the second most followed polo player on line after Ralph Lauren model and professional polo player Nacho Figueras. 

Nic Roldan

Although Roldan fits in to the highbrow aspects of polo well, he is also perhaps one of the most athletic and enjoyable players in the sport to watch, and certainly one of the more accomplished.

He has played polo on 5 continents and along side the likes of Prince Harry and others.

Perhaps more than most, Roldan has made expanding popularity of the sport one of his key personal goals. In light of his efforts, the polo community awarded Roldan the prestigious Harriman Cup, which honors those who have made huge contributions to the sport of polo.

Richard LePoer

LePoer comes from a distinguished family with long ties to the sport of polo.He is the son of the Earl of Tyrone and the grandson of the 8th Marquis of Waterford. The Beresford family is one of the oldest polo playing dynasties in the world. 

From 2003 through 2006, LePoer  captained the Harrow School Polo Team. In 2004, under his stewardship, Harrow beat the Eton Polo team for the first time in 13 years.

When he left Harrow he was offered a year’s contract with Kerry Packer’s prestigious high goal team, Ellerston. The team got to the final of the Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club and the semi-finals of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club. Richard also had the opportunity to captain the English Under 21 National Team from 2007 to 2009, playing against Chile, Australia and South Africa.

LePoer has travelled extensively playing polo in Argentina, America, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland (on snow in St Moritz) and Thailand. He has just returned from playing in China where he was part of the squad that won the 2014 FIP World Cup on Snow.

Watch out for these three players no matter where you enjoy polo this season, as all three are bound to make their mark on the sport, if not this year, very soon.

Be sure to follow these great players on social media as well:

Meyrick Twitter

Meyrick Facebook

Roldan Twitter

Roldan Facebook

LePoer Twitter

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