Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

PAUL W. "BILL" BARRY (Posthumous Nominee)
Inducted February 17, 2006

Paul Weldon Barry better known to his friends simply as “Bill”, was a true horseman, and for more than six decades generations of players from all over the country sought to be mounted on his exceptionally well-trained ponies. His superb mastery of the horse allowed Barry to maintain his 7-goal rating for five years, in 1948, 1949, 1955, 1956 and 1957. Over the years, he played in numerous polo tournaments. He was on the victorious U.S.A. team in the 1946 Camacho Cup, and he went on to capture the 1955 U.S. Open Championship, the 1954 Butler Handicap, the 1954 National 20-Goal (Silver Cup) and the National 12-Goal in 1957. Remembered as a true gentleman by those who knew him, he also influenced many aspiring polo players, to whom he was endearingly known as Uncle Bill.


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