Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

Robert E. (Rob) Walton
Elected March 3, 2000

Part of the famous Walton Clan of California, Rob was known best for his fierce determination on the polo field. In the United States he attained the rating of 9 in the arena and 8 outdoors, while in Great Britain he earned the outdoor rating of 9.

His national victories included the US Handicap, Sunshine League, Pacific Coast Open, Silver Cup, Monty Waterbury Cup, the America Cup, US Arena Handicap, and the Interscholastic Arena Championship. Rob's international titles included the Westchester Cup, the Coronation Cup, the Queen's Cup, and the Mexican Open Handicap.

In 1995, Rob suffered a career-ending injury after a near fatal fall from his mount. Undaunted by this setback, Rob rose above his greatest challenge. Like the courageous warrior he was on the polo field, he persevered through adversity, becoming a team coach and an inspiration to both players and fans.

 

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