Tara Vorhes-Polson

Women's Outdoor Handicap

  • 3, Denver Polo Club

Women's Arena Handicap

  • 4, Denver Polo Club

Mixed Outdoor Handicap

  • 0, Denver Polo Club

Mixed Arena Handicap

  • 1, Denver Polo Club

Location

  • United States

State/Province

  • CO

Registered Club

  • Denver Polo Club

Registered Association Affiliation

  • United States Polo Association

Languages

  • English
Over 18

# of Horses

  • 8

Access to Horses Overseas

  • yes, united states, jamaica

Interscholastic/College Polo

  • yes, Colorado State University

Instructor

  • no, United States

Certified Umpire

  • no

Strongest Position

  • 2

Level

  • Low (up to 8 goals)

Major Tournaments

  • Colorado Open Woman's Tournament Hawaii vs Kentucky PoloFest 2017
  • Governors Cup Part 1 2018 youtube 2018
  • USPA Sportsmanship Tournament Denver Polo Club 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Woman's Invitational Denver Polo Club 2017
  • Bentley Denver Polo Classic 2017
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About Tara

Tara Polson grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She and her husband, Mark Polson, currently live on their horse ranch in Hudson, CO! Mark and Tara have such a love for horses they even got married on horseback in September of 2014! Tara became a step mom of 4 incredible kids, 2 son in laws, 1 daughter in law and 4 beautiful grand babies with one more due any day on that beautiful day in September, as well. Tara grew up riding and training horses. Tara enjoyed growing up with various horsemanship opportunities; Being a part of the Pikes Peak Rangerette drill team, APHA horse shows, open horse shows, and numerous Polo tournaments are just a few of the activities that Tara enjoyed. Before college, Tara’s most accomplished awards included winning the English Champion title at the Colorado State Fair on a horse she trained and her year as President of the Pikes Peak Rangerettes where she led the drill. Tara attended Colorado State University where she earned a Bachelors’ degree in Equine Science and a minor in Agriculture Business, it was at CSU that her love for Polo continued to grow. Tara’s CSU polo team won Regionals 3 times and they were even 2nd in the Nation for two of those years. After college Tara took 7 years off from playing polo while focusing on training young horses for team roping, jumping and showing. She started playing polo again 5 years ago and has since traveled to Great Meadow Polo Club in Virginia and has also taken an International Polo Trip to play in a tournament in Jamaica in 2015! Tara’s biggest polo accomplishment was winning the 2017 Most Valuable STRING at the Denver Polo Club. She obtained this prestigious award for personally training the four horses apart of that string during that year. These horses are still apart of her growing string. Tara also enjoys running her own breeding program. She enjoys raising all around good horses and watching them progress both on and off the Polo field. Tara works as a Reporting Analyst at Bright Horizons in Broomfield, CO. She is currently serving as the Vice President for the Miss Rodeo Colorado Executive Committee. She was a member of The Freedom Riders for the past 5 years. Being a part of the Freedom Riders recently gave Tara the opportunity to travel to Washington DC for the 2017 Inaugural Parade. This summer Tara created a nonprofit group called Colorado Stars & Stripes, Co. Colorado Stars & Stripes, Co. goal is to perform at any type of event including new markets that currently do not have anyone to present The Colors horseback. We also will present the flags for the National Anthem. Our mission is to entertain, develop sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork and dedication while representing the flag of the United States of America along with any other flag the event requests! She enjoys playing polo on the gorgeous fields of the Denver Polo Club, riding and training horses, giving riding lessons, surfing, snowboarding and spending time with family, friends. Tara and Mark currently have 8 athletic horses, 3 amazing cattle dogs, 3 roping steers, 3 goats and 13 chickens that are all a part of the family!

Notable Accomplishments

Tara’s CSU polo team won Regionals 3 times and they were even 2nd in the Nation for two of those years. Tara has traveled to Great Meadow Polo Club in Virginia and has also taken an International Polo Trip to play in a tournament in Jamaica in 2015! Tara’s biggest polo accomplishment was winning the 2017 Most Valuable STRING at the Denver Polo Club. She obtained this prestigious award for personally training the four horses apart of that string during that year. These horses are still apart of her growing string. Tara also won her very 1st outdoor MVP during the Governors Cup in 2018 at Denver Polo Club. Tara also won MVP at the USPA Constitution Cup 2012. Two of Tara’s horses have won multiple Best Playing Polo Pony awards through the past 5 years. Callie–Centennial Cup 2013 BPP Callie–Governors Cup 2015 BPP Loretta–USPA Sportsmanship Cub 2017 BPP Loretta–LLS 1st annual Polo Tournament 2013 BPP Loretta–On cover of American Paint Horse Magazine April 2014

Instructor BIO

Tara’s CSU polo team won Regionals 3 times and they were even 2nd in the Nation for two of those years. Tara has traveled to Great Meadow Polo Club in Virginia and has also taken an International Polo Trip to play in a tournament in Jamaica in 2015! Tara’s biggest polo accomplishment was winning the 2017 Most Valuable STRING at the Denver Polo Club. She obtained this prestigious award for personally training the four horses apart of that string during that year. These horses are still apart of her growing string. Tara also won her very 1st outdoor MVP during the Governors Cup in 2018 at Denver Polo Club. Tara also won MVP at the USPA Constitution Cup 2012. Two of Tara’s horses have won multiple Best Playing Polo Pony awards through the past 5 years. Callie–Centennial Cup 2013 BPP Callie–Governors Cup 2015 BPP Loretta–USPA Sportsmanship Cub 2017 BPP Loretta–LLS 1st annual Polo Tournament 2013 BPP Loretta–On cover of American Paint Horse Magazine April 2014

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Special thanks to our supporters

WIPN would not exist without the services, contributions, and gifts of the following people, organizations, and businesses:

Argentina Polo Academy, ARG
Jennifer Alexy, USA
Kerstie Allen, AUS
Altranco Trips
Erica Ames, USA
Hope Arellano, USA
Alexandra Armstrong, USA
Bob and Kim Arserio, USA
Courtney Asdourian, USA
Mia Novillo Astrada, ARG
Miguel Novillo Astrada, ARG
Paige Beard, USA
Holly Behncke, USA
Jennifer Luttrell Benardoni, USA
Lauren Biddle, USA
Lin Borkey, USA
Karina Bowlby, GBR
Sabrina (Beanie) Bradley, GBR
Mia Bray, USA
Leigh Brecheen, USA
Maureen Brennan, USA
Claire Brougham, UK
Kelsey Burhans, USA
Tiffany Busch, USA
Grace Burgert, USA
Holly Butler, GBR
Mia Cambiaso, ARG
Natalie Camacho, USA
Juan Pedro Caset, ARG
Clara Casino, ARG
Nina Clarkin, GBR
Cecilia Cochran, USA
Stephanie Colburn, USA
Jemma Contreras, USA
Amanda Cordsen-Iseminger, USA
Elizabeth Cunningham, USA
Kim DeLashmit, USA
Denver Polo Club
Diana de Souza Leão Jensen, BRA
Christina Dong, CAN
Cate Dyer
Clarissa Echezarreta, USA
Michael Egan, CAN
Carol Farnsworth, USA
Gary Fellers, USA
Louise Fouracre
Guards Polo
Pamela Flanagan, USA
Lesley Ann Fong-Yee, JAM
Tamara Fox, GBR
Erica Gandomcar-Sachs, USA
Tiva Gross, KEN
Kimberly Garsed, USA
Memo and Meghan Gracida, USA
Jessica Gayanich, USA
Victoria Gray, GBR
Hana Grill, AUS
Harvard Polo
Mary Guest, USA
Nicole Hai
Diana Haigh, GBR
Abby Hale, USA
Eleanor and Harry Halff, USA
Cindy Halle, USA
Shariah Harris, USA
Gina Harvey
Chantal Hasse, USA
Shelly Heatley, USA
Hannah Heitzig, USA
Sherri-Lyn Hensman, ZWE
Lezlie Hiner, USA
Horseplay
Elizabeth Humphreys, USA
Tommy Humphreys, USA
Emily Hurst, CAN
Hazel Jackson-Gaona, UK
Susanna Jahn, CH
Javelina Film Company
Gillian Johnston, USA
Katie Johnson, USA
Laura Johnson-Graham, USA
Dawn Jones, USA
Melanja Jones, USA
Robert Jornayvaz, USA
Megan Judge, USA
Cara Kennedy, USA
Kelley Krueger, USA
Susie Kneece, USA
Lottie Lamacraft, GBR
Sue Landis, GBR
Sheila Lequerica, USA
Sebastian Lezica, ARG
John Lichtenegger, USA
Ursula Lipari, USA
Danielle Lussi, USA
Chaco Loco, ARG
David Lominska, USA
Billie Mascart, AUS
Paige McCabe, USA
Annabel McNaught-Davis, GBR
Olivia Merlos, ARG
Ricardo Motran, ESP
Ryan Murphy, USA
Carter Nix, USA
Shannon Nourbash, USA
Eric O’Keefe, USA
Alex Pacheco, USA
Lizzie Parker, USA
Izzy Parsons, KEN
Lauren Patoile, USA
Margaret Paur USA
Kendall Plank, USA
Amy Marlyse Plato, USA
Polo Graphics
Alyson Poor, USA
Amanda Poor-Roberts, USA
Jennifer Putnam, USA
Juan A. Ramos, ARG
Karen Reese, USA
Kathryn Richert-Boe, USA
Sophia Sabin, USA
Desiree Saint
Lia Salvo, ARG
Di Sanchez, ARG
Becky Schmeits, USA
Natascha Scholten, NLD
Taylor Scilufo, USA
Alice Servaes, GBR
Abigail Shearer Robinson, USA
Kylie Sheehan, USA
Susan Shelly, USA
Sheryl Sick, USA
Shelley Slater
Taylor Smith
Snoopy Productions
Kathy Standage, USA
Supergoop
Liv Stringer Berube, USA
Jenna Tarshis, CAN
Holly Thaggard, USA
Danielle Travis, USA
Jazmin Trotz, ARG
ChiChi Ubiña, ESP
Olivia Uechtritz, USA
Volar Polo
Maria Wambold, USA
Elizabeth Welborn, USA
Jonathan Wilding
Cory Williams, USA
Amy Wilson
Ana Wilson
Laura and Byron Wilson, USA
Heloise Wilson-Smith, GBR
Anna Winslow, USA
Charlotta Winslow-Jenkins, USA
Sarah Wiseman, GBR
Ruth Witmer, US