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Cross Shores Farm wins Barrantes Cup in polo

The Cross Shores Farm team, with Lonnie Cross of Westport, won the Barrantes Cup in Saratoga.

The Cross Shores Farm team, with Lonnie Cross of Westport, won the Barrantes Cup in Saratoga. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— During the past few years, Cross Shores Farm, home of the Adirondack Polo Club, has brought the sport of polo to the town of Westport.

Last month, its team, operated and owned by Lonnie Cross, was the winner of a prestigious competition in Saratoga, claiming the Barrantes Cup after defeating Bluestone Farms of Toronto, Ont.

“I just want to thank my players for everything,” Cross said. “They worked so hard and we are just so pleased that we won this event.”

According to Cross, the Barrantes Cup travels throughout the eastern United States, making its way through the northeast with events and ranging down the coastline to Palm Beach, Fla.

“This was a big event,” he said. “We played against several teams over a two week tournament format. When we played in the finals, there were a couple thousand people there in Saratoga.”

The win also placed Cross and his team on the front page of The Morning Line, a publication that follows the sport of polo.

“We were quite pleased when we saw that picture on the front page of The Morning Line,” Cross said. “That is a big moment for us.”

Cross was joined by Harrison Wise, Ulysses Escapite and Cuko Escapite to form the victorious team.

For more information on the Cross Shores Farm polo team and Adirondack Polo Club, visit the website adirondackpolo.com.

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