University of Kentucky Polo 

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Team Members

Executive Officers

President- Ben Lynch

     Ben, is a junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Science and Management, seeking a dual degree in Business Finance as well. Originally from Fallston, Maryland Ben, began riding at the age of 5 but did not pick up polo until he was 10 years old.  In 2015 he played with West Shore Polo club and won the USPA Interscholastic National Championship along side Tommy Huber.  In 2016 he had the great opportunity to play in his first 20 goal tournament at the Greenwich Polo Club.  This past summer he was working in Houston, TX and Sheridan, WY working for the Beal Family and their organization, BTA. We are looking forward to a great year with Ben as a part of our men's team.


Favorite Pony- Columbia


 

Vice President- Maggie Holloway

     Maggie, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky and is a double major in Equine Science and Management, and Business Management. Originally from Darlington, Maryland Maggie, has been riding for fifteen years. She grew up riding in the hunters, fox hunting, and galloping racehorses. She began playing polo last year as a freshman for the University of Kentucky team. She moved from club to varsity last spring and traveled with the varsity girls to preliminary regionals, and regionals. This summer Maggie worked full time as an exercise rider for trainer Shug McGaughey at his Fair Hill training division, and took online classes through the University. We look forward to another great season with her on the team. 


Favorite Pony- Jack

 

Secretary- Tommy Huber

Tommy, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Business Finance. Originally from Monkton, Maryland, Tommy has been riding for 11 years and has been playing polo since he was eight. Tommy is a third generation polo player and won the USPA interscholastic National Championship alongside Ben Lynch in 2015, along with receiving the male high school player of the year in 2016.  Tommy was fortunate enough to be selected as a part of Team USPA’s young player development program, and spent six weeks training in Sheridan, WY.  This summer Tommy played in Aiken, South Carolina, along with playing at the Maryland polo club. We are looking forward to another great season with Tommy as a part of our men's team.


Favorite pony- Sugar

 

Equine Welfare and Management- Anastasia Vialov

      Anastasia, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Science and Management, on the pre-vet track. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland Anastasia, has been riding since she was little where she competed in the hunters and evented. This is her second year playing polo, and being a member of the varsity team. Last year she helped lead the Women's team to victory in the preliminary finals, along with competing in the regional final tournament. This summer Anastasia helped spay and neuter cats, and dogs in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. She also lived and worked in Ireland for two months working for a top eventing yard.


Favorite Pony- Willie

 

Treasurer- Ben Kudla

Ben, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Business Finance. Originally from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Ben, has been mainly involved in the horse racing industry. Ben, started working at Arlington Park racetrack his freshman year of high school as a groom. Ben, now works at Rose Hill farm, where he foals out mares and prepares weanlings and yearlings for the sales. Ben, has only been riding for a year, and learned how to ride through the polo team. Although for only riding for one year, he has caught on quickly and is looking forward to start the year as a member of the men's team. 


Favorite Pony- Charm


 

Varsity Men's

William Green

Will, is a freshmen at the University of Kentucky majoring in Business. Originally from Greenspring Valley, Maryland, Will began riding and playing polo at a young age and this is all for now until he sends his actual bio to maggie.


Favorite Pony- TBD

 

Alex Roth

    Alex Roth is a Freshman at the University of Kentucky majoring in computer engineering. Originally from Fort Thomas, Kentucky Alex, has been riding for 8 years and has been playing polo for 3 years. Prior to graduating from Culver Military Academy Alex played on their varsity polo team. We are looking forward to welcoming Alex onto the team this fall.


Favorite Pony- TBD


 

Varsity Women's

Kate McCaughey

Kate, is a junior at the University of Kentucky, double majoring in Business Finance, and Business Accounting, with a minor in International Business. Kate, is originally from Oxford, Massachusetts. She began riding at the age of four and showed Saddlebreds. After leaving the saddlebred world, she started playing polo at the age of thirteen. Kate's home club is Myopia in Hamilton, Massachusetts. She has also played in Atlanta, Florida, Virginia, and Texas. Over the summer Kate worked at Madewell, babysat, and worked with off the track Thoroughbreds. We are looking forward to another year with Kate as a member of the varsity women's team!



 

Eva Crossman

Eva is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. Originally from Unionville, Pennsylvania, Eva has been riding horses since she could walk. Growing up Eva competed nationally in the junior dressage, and junior jumper rings. At the age of thirteen she was based out of Chesterland Farm learning the ropes of eventing, and making horses with eventer Bruce Davidson. Coached by Kelly Wells, Eva, began playing polo at the age of 17. This past summer Eva groomed for polo games, taught polo pony camp, and broke young horses. We are excited to have Eva on the University of Kentucky varsity women's team this year!


Favorite pony- TBD

 

Molly Hosler

Molly is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky where she majors in computer engineering. Molly, is originally from Wenham, Massachusetts where she has been riding for thirteen years and playing polo for five years. She played for the Boston Polo Club in high school. She received the most valuable player award twice last year as a freshman for the University of Kentucky women's team at preliminary regionals, and regionals. This summer Molly worked two jobs at both a tennis, and ice cream shop in her hometown. She continued to play polo on Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as tournaments held in Vermont on the weekends. We are looking forward to another great season with Molly!


Favorite Pony- Willie

 

Monique Thomas Whithurst

   Monique is a senior at the University of Kentucky and is majoring in Community and Leadership Development. Originally from from Middle Island, New York  Monique has been show jumping for twelve years, and playing polo for eight. In high school Monique played in the Country Farms interscholastic team, the Cedar Croft polo team, and the Flying Cow polo team.  She is currently sponsored by Cedar Croft Farms.  Over the last four years she has been helping get the horses for the U.S. Arena Open ready to play. This summer Monique trained, and rode horses for the Flying Cow polo team and for Felipe Vianna. We are looking forward to one last year with Monique as part of the Women's varsity program!


Favorite Pony- Queso

 
Olivia Graham
Olivia, is a junior at UK, and is from Hingham, Massachusetts!  She is a Psychology major with a Criminology minor on the pre-law track.  This summer she was able to intern for Justice Heather Bradley out of the Hingham District Court for the second year in a row.  Olivia has been riding since elementary school and started playing polo with Ted Torrey at Glen Farm Stables when she was thirteen.  She was the co-captain of her high school polo team, Glen Farm, for all four years.  She is a recipient of the USPA Intercollegiate Scholarship which allows her to be an active member of the UK women's polo team!  As a member of the team, Olivia is the Fundraising/Event Coordinator which involves scheduling fun fundraising events for the team throughout the year. 

Favorite Pony- Bonita



 

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Sarah Robbins

Sarah is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Public Health. Originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky, Sarah has been around horses her whole life. She has been riding for fourteen years, competing in hunter jumpers, western equitation and natural horsemanship. Sarah and her family are affiliated with Twin City Polo Club in Maple Plain, Minnesota, where Sarah experienced polo over the summers. This  summer Sarah, worked at a pharmacy and in a doctor's office in her home town, and traveled to Minnesota. Although, Sarah is not new to the sport of polo this will be her first year playing on the University of Kentucky team. We are looking forward to an awesome year with Sarah as a member of the Varsity Women's team!


Favorite Pony- Charm



Katie Elder

Katie, is a senior at the University of Kentucky, where she majors in chemical engineering. She is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland where she has been riding for ten years. She began playing polo in the ninth grade at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore. Katie is excited to finish her senior year with another great season on the University of Kentucky polo club team!


Favorite Pony- Bonita

 

Anne Kaberna

 

Isabella Pisani

Isabella, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Equine Science and Management. Originally from Morristown, New Jersey Isabella has been riding for 12 years. She rode in the hunter jumpers, and was a member of the Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club, and Pony Club. This will be Isabella's first time playing polo. This summer she spent time riding her horse, and training horses at Green Acre's farm. She also worked part-time at the Legacy Athletic club. We are excited to introduce Isabella into the sport of polo!


Favorite Pony- TBD