On Sunday, June 11, GFS Alumnae, Director of Polo Jenny Schwartz '11, Gabby Chiasera '22 and Assistant Director of Polo Cailin Phebus '18, hoisted the Feldman Cup into the air at Seneca Polo Club in Poolesville, Md. The Feldman Cup is awarded each year to the winner of the National USPA Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Alumni Tournament.
After an 11-9 victory over the Military Equestrian Foundation, GFS Alumnae took on Red Dogs in the championship eventually besting them 9-4. In addition to winning the tournament, GFS pony Stefi was named Best Playing Pony, and Gabby Chiasera '22 was awarded MVP.
About the win, Director of Polo Jenny Schwartz '11 said, "It was a blast to play with Cailin and Gabby--two players I personally coached and two players I now work with to make the GFS polo program run. The USPA Interscholastic/Intercollegiate program is very important to all three of us because it gave us our start in polo. A National I/I Alumni tournament is such a great way to play with people we grew up playing with and against, as well as meeting players of all ages living all over the country who participated in high school or college polo. It was very exciting representing Garrison Forest together and taking home the win."
The National Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) Alumni Tournament, the Feldman Cup, was founded in 2014 as an opportunity for I/I alumni to continue playing competitive polo. This year's edition of the Feldman Cup featured five teams vying for the championship title.