Philip Iglehart Award for Lifetime Contributions
to the Sport of Polo

Hugo Dalmar
Elected February 13, 2009

Hugo was a talented four-goal player (rated five in the arena) who played on the Oak Brook teams that won the U.S. Open Championship in 1971 and 1973, won four USPA Twenty Goal/Silver Cup Championships (1961, ’64, ’65, ’72), three USPA Butler Handicaps (1955, ’58, ’72) and the 1956, ’57 USPA 12-Goal Championships. However, Hugo is better remembered as a caring man who always looked for the best in his fellow players. He embodied the spirit of sportsmanship honored by the USPA trophy bearing his name - the “Hugo Dalmar Award” -presented annually to an individual who exemplifies good sportsmanship on and off the polo field. Hugo was always giving back to the sport he enjoyed by serving as USPA Secretary, President and then its Chairman in 1975-76. He is recognized by all for his dedication to the game as well as his acknowledgement that “winning is not everything.”

 

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