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Glen Holden, Sr

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Name  Glen Sr.

Glen Holden Sr. was an American polo player.

Biography

As a professional player, he won the Pacific Coast Open, the U.S. Open Polo Championship in 1993 (with Ruben Gracida, Mike Azzaro, Guillermo Gracida Jr., and Joe Wayne Barry) and the Governors Cup. He has played with Prince Charles.

He was a founding member of the Federation of International Polo and served as its president until 1997. He also served as a governor of the United States Polo Association (USPA) for ten years. He was co-founder of "Polo on the Mall" in Washington, D.C.. He was also involved with the Santa Barbara Polo Club in Santa Barbara, California and the Houston Polo Club in Houston, Texas. He sat on the Board of the Polo Training Foundation. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame on February 16, 2002.

He set up the Holden International Fund to develop the polo skills of young players from around the world.

His son, Glen Holden Jr., is also a polo player and one of the eighteen shareholders of the Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, California. His grandson, Glen Holden III, plays polo for the American Express team.

References

Glen Holden Sr. Wikipedia


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