Grand Champions Polo Club - Player Profiles

Grand Champions Polo Club is located in the heart of Florida's equestrian capital. Many of polo's finest players call Wellington home.  Some have literally grown up with polo. The sport surrounds them. Wellington offers players an environment where they can train, develop and learn from one another. With it's schedule of fall and spring tournaments, Grand Champions is able to assemble some of the nation's best players while they are right here in our back yard.

 

 

Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
 

  

Jeff Hall - 7-goaler
Houston, Texas

By gcpc/editor
Photos - Sheryel Aschfort



Everyone around us watching the polo match at Santa Barbara turned to Jeff Hall after the umpire’s whistle. From the young players to his team captain Andy Busch, they all looked to Jeff for an explanation of what they had seen. Or, more likely, hadn't seen in the knot of horses and players on the field at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. Not only is Jeff one of the most skilled players in polo, he is also a student and ardent fan of the game he plays.

Editor's note - Nothing cuts through the misconceptions about polo faster than watching a match from the tailgate of a dust covered pick-up truck with a polo playing Texan.

Playing professionally since the age of 12, Jeff Hall has won most every high-goal trophy in polo including the US Open with C-Spear in 2003. Jeff is one of only a handful of American players to have played in the Argentine Open and won the Bronze Cup in Sotogrande, Spain. A visit to Jeff's website shows the specifics of his prolific polo career.

Breeding and raising many of his own, Jeff’s string of horses is also a force to be reckoned with. In his MVP winning performance during the 2011 America’s Cup final (he won that tournament with Andy Busch's Grant’s Farm Manor) Jeff’s horse Sparkle was awarded Best Playing Pony.

This year Jeff was selected as a brand ambassador for luxury Swiss watchmaker Piaget. 

In the spring of 2012 Jeff played with Bob Jornayvaz’s Valiente in the 20-goal series at the International Polo Club - Palm Beach. With Hall on board, the team won the Joe Barry Memorial Cup. Then it was on to the 26-goal where Jeff played with the 2010 USPA Piaget Gold Cup winner, Audi Polo Team ,with captain Marc Ganzi and the brothers Pieres, 10-goaler Gonzalito and 8-goaler Nico.



   

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