Texas SBA™ Polo Team

2017 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™

Location: Houston Polo Club (est. 1928), Texas, United States of America

Texas SBA™ Polo Team fought hard for 2 days against Hendrick's Gin and St. Regis Hotel impressing many Texas business owners, international guests, and equine enthusiasts. The ladies represented their state and Texas SBA™ Polo Team very well, but lost both games and were eliminated from the world's largest women's polo tournament hosted at the world's largest polo club- Houston, United States of America.


2017 Werribee Polo Tournament

Location: Werribee National Equestrian Center (est. 1984), Melbourne, Australia

Nearly 9,000 miles and 21 hours of air travel was undertaken by Jamie Demericas to introduce the world's polo community to Texas Small Business Association™. Quickly, Mr. Demericas learned how aggressive and fast the Aussies run their "off the track" thoroughbreds for 7.5 minutes. It was a level of competition not familiar to Mr. Demericas and therefore he had to "dig deep" into his pool of personal talent. Three days of polo and sunburn shocked this Texas executive's body and proved hard rough-and-rugged the inhabitants of Australia must be to survive "down under".

Unfortunately, the team Mr. Demericas played for did not win the tournament although they made it to the finals.

2017 Urquhart Tournament

Location: Hexham Polo Club (est. 1884), Melbourne, Australia

Jamie Demericas had the priviledge of playing alongside up-and-coming French professional Dorian Bulteau and tenured professional Corin Gibbs of England in January 2017. During an intensive 2 weeks of Australian polo Jamie Demericas learned to play more physical, ride faster, and not expect fouls to be called. Throughout the 25 team Urquhart Tournament it seemed that every chukker had someone falling off their horse including one player getting kicked in the head by the horse's hoof. Unfortunately, the team Mr. Demericas played on did not advance to the Urquhart finals- which is one of the oldest polo tournaments in Australia, but they did advance to the finals during the Werribee tournament held one week earlier at the National Equestrian Center.

Playing in Australia was a great experience for Jamie Demericas and elevated his global polo exposure to 5 continents. Lesson learned about the Aussies and their style of play is that "they make you earn it." Surviving the outback and harsh Australian sun makes the Aussie polo player physically-minded while galloping "off the track" Thoroughbreds and will require any international polo player to elevate their style of play for this island continent.

jamie demericas and corin gibbs
jamie demericas and corin gibbs
jamie demericas and corin gibbs jamie-demericas-and-dorian-bulteau


2016 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™

Location: Houston Polo Club (est. 1928), Texas, United States of America

Texas SBA™ Polo Team performed well in the 2016 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™ against Sullivan Group and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, but unfortunately lost to more established teams in their debut.

Jamie Demericas, Danika Rice, Liz Magyar, Leigh Fulkerson, Annie Carson
Jamie Demericas, Danika Rice, Liz Magyar, Leigh Fulkerson, Annie Carson Jamie Demericas, Danika Rice, Liz Magyar, Leigh Fulkerson, Annie Carson  



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