Seven talented and energetic young polo players are at the center of the U.S. Polo Assn. Fall/Winter ad campaign.
Equipped with mallets, these rising stars spent an afternoon of the two-day shoot showing off their impressive polo skills.
Isabella Wolfe, 23; Herndon Radcliff, 24; Julia Steiner, 24; Juan Bollini, 18; Jonny Lavine, 18; Ashley Van Metre, 23; and Wesley Finlayson, 18, all shown wearing the U.S Polo Assn. brand clothing, have been on the polo circuit for years. They have had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and beyond to play the sport they are most passionate about. Finlayson and Bollini are Wellington residents.
Many people are familiar with the sport of polo, but what they may not know is that the U.S. Polo Assn. brand is a direct supporter of the sport. Unlike most sports brands, its main goal is to generate funds that go back to the United States Polo Association to underwrite polo-related programs and activities, giving back to the polo community, and helping increase the visibility of the sport and the development of up-and-coming players.
For example, several of the campaign’s players participated in the interscholastic/intercollegiate program at their alma mater. Funded by revenue generated by the U.S. Polo Assn. brand, this program aims to promote the growth of polo by giving visibility to the sport on college campuses across the U.S. through player recruitment, competitions and other activities.
Photos from the shoot will all be used in conjunction with the USPA celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015.
ABOVE: (L-R) Ashley Van Metre, Isabella Wolf, Jonny Lavine, Juan Bollini, Julia Steiner, Wesley Finlayson and Herndon Radcliff.