Meadowbrook Polo Club

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Meadow Brook Polo Club
Meadowbrook Polo Club (logo).png
Chairmen
Luis Rinaldini and Bryan Lazarus
Club Professional & Manager Esteban Scott
Club PR & Sponsorship Elizabeth Hedley

The Meadowbrook Polo Club (originally styled as the "Meadow Brook Club"), located in Old Westbury, New York, is the oldest continuously operating polo club in the United States, first established in 1881.[1]

Early days[edit]

The Meadow Brook Club was established in 1881, and for the first several years matches were played on the racetrack at the Mineola Fairgrounds, before opening its own facility, including a field and clubhouse, in 1884.[2] Originally located in the town of Westbury, New York, the new venue was home to the United States National Open from 1923 to 1953. In 1928 the fields hosted the Cup of the Americas match between the United States and Argentina, which attracted more than 100,000 spectators over three days.[3] World War II caused a major reduction in activity, and in 1954 the club was razed for the construction of the Meadowbrook Parkway.[4]

New locations[edit]

The club was located for a brief time in Jericho, New York, before again being sold for development in 1968. In 1961 the name was contracted from "Meadow Brook" to "Meadowbrook". The club moved to a new location in Old Westbury and again hosted the United States Open in 1994 and 1995.[4] Club pro Esteban Scott was featured as a polo expert on an August 2013 episode of Storage Wars: New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marie, Kim (August 27, 2015)The Power of The Polo Club, Long Island Pulse. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Saslow, Linda (February 28, 1988) Fight to Save Polo Field Inspires Greenbelt Effort, New York Times. Retrieved September 26th, 2015.
  3. ^ Marks, Peter (April 27, 1993) Polo Returns to the Lawns of Long Island; After Decades of Decline, the Sport Is Regaining Prominence, New York Times. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Our History, website of The Meadowbrook Club.

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