East Coast Open Polo Tournament
Nic Roldan, an American 8 goaler playing for the Audi Polo Team, gets a ball to the face in a match against Turkish Airlines in the USPA and Greenwich Polo Club's 2015 East Coast Open Tournament. Audi won on penalty shots, 14-9.
Matias Magrini 8 goaler and the Airstream Polo Team defeated the KIG Polo Team 13-11, enabling them to advance to the USPA and Greenwich Polo Club's 2015 East Coast Open Tournament's semifinals. Despite KIG's loss, it qualified for the semifinals as a result of McLaren's defeat of Turkish Airlines.
The Audi Polo Team warms up for its match against KIG—the first public match of the 2015 East Coast Open Polo Tournament. From left to right are Nic Roldan, Marc Ganzi, Miguel Novilla Astrada and Juancito Bollini. Audi wins 11-6.
Polo pony ridden by Miguel Novillo Astrada in Audi’s match against KIG.
KIG's Bash Kazi takes a shot with teammate Pelon Escapite nearby.
White Birch's Hilario Ulloa and Audi's Miguel Novillo Astrada - both 9 goalers - during a match of the two undefeated teams.
White Birch's Peter Brant and Hilario Ulloa watch the Airstream vs KIG 2015 East Coast Open match with McLaren's Nick Manifold, Tobi Ayersa and Ayersa's son.
Airstream's Matias Magrini tries to hook Audi's Nic Roldan in the 2015 East Coast Open semifinals.
Nic Roldan, playing for the Audi Polo Team, and 14-year-old Santino Magrini battle it out.
Audi's Nic Roldan twists to make a play during a match against White Birch.
Turkish AIrlines' Joaquin Panelo takes a backshot during the match against McLaren. Polo is a fast game with ponies going as fast as 30 miles per hour.
Team Audi celebrates its 2015 East Coast Open win over White Birch for the Perry Cup.
Team Audi celebrates winning the 2015 East Coast Open Finals and the Perry Cup.
Nic Roldan and Juancito Bollini celebrate winning the 2015 East Coast Open Finals and the Perry Cup.
Peter Brant and Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Brant, who presented the trophy to individual winners.
Turkish Airlines' Juaquin Panelo makes a brilliant save during a match against McLaren. McLaren came from behind to defeat Turkish Airlines 12-11 but Panelo earned MVP.
Argentine 8 goaler Tomas Garcia del Rio scores one of his three goals in the first half of the match against the McLaren Polo Team.
Match MVP Argentine 4 goaler Joaquin Panelo takes a neck shot.
Turkish Airlines' Joaquin Panelo hooks McLaren's Nick Manifold's mallet during the 2015 East Coast Open Tournament.
Audi's 9 goaler Miguel Novillo Astrada and Javi (Aguada | Rayo). Astrada scored 10 goals for the Audi win in the East Coast Open final against White Birch. Astrada was awarded MVP for his efforts.
Audi's Nic Roldan takes a fall in the semifinals.
Audi's Nic Roldan.
Audi's Nic Roldan watches his horse run away after taking a fall.
Airstream's Guillermo Aguero takes a backshot during the semifinals.
Nic Roldan celebrates winning the 2015 East Coast Open Polo Tournament.
Turkish Airlines' Bruce Colley in game two against Airstream.
Airstream's Matias Magrini and Audi's Miguel Novillo Astrada in a semifinal.
Horseshoe's being prepared at Peter Brant's White Birch Farm in Greenwich, Conn.
White Birch Farm's farrier Martin Schnibbe cools a horseshoe at Peter Brant's White Birch Farm in Greenwich, Conn.
McLaren 5 goaler polo player and White Birch Farm manager Nick Manifold has been at White Birch for over 25 years.
White Birch Farm Barn.
Polo Pony ridden by Joaquin Panelo during the Turkish Airlines match against Airstream.
Christopher Brant, son of Peter Brant, is the patron of the McLaren Polo Team.
Peter Brant established the Greenwich Polo Club in 1981. It's the venue for high-goal polo during the summer season in the U.S. Peter is also the Patron of the White Birch Polo Team. Here he is at his White Birch Farm in Greenwich, CT, where he used to raise race horses and now breeds and stables his polo ponies.
Hilario Ulloa, Nic Roldan, Marc Ganzi, Peter Brant, Mariano Aguerre and Juancito Bolloni play the 2015 East Coast Open Final match in front of thousands of spectators and the Brant Foundation Art Study Center.