The predominant themes are FIP, China and art. The cover is a painting by Alejandro Moy which embodies all three elements.
Herbert Spencer in Features writes about the Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in Tianjin, China, which has organised with FIP a 12-nation, 16-goal snow polo tournament.
Continuing the FIP thread you will read about how polo will be played again in Hong Kong. Peter Abisheganaden describes how the Royal Malaysian Polo Federation came up with a novel way of funding the ponies needed for the Zone D (Asian, Australasian, African) play-offs last June.
In Profile Antony Fanshawe, the English coach for the FIP IX World Cup, in San Luis, Argentina recounts his experiences and excitement of coaching for the first time.
Finally, in Action Nick Snow, a member of the USA team, describes the tournament where Argentina defeated Brazil in the final.
For the art theme, there is the Moy painting and in Ponylines, Wellington College has commissioned a Nic Fiddian-Green sculpture of Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington’s favourite horse and the school is seeking to raise funding for an equestrian complex.
There is an article on the history of polo at Yale and also a story about a fascinating polo-playing artist at Harvard called George Pocheptsov.
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