Pheasant Hollow Farm Wins Women’s Challenge0

Posted on March 4th, 2014 in News

Debra Vermoch and her Pheasant Hollow Farm┬ápolo team had little trouble capturing the 2014 USPA Pacific Coast Women’s Challenge on the traditional ‘down’ weekend. With both teams taking victories over Ocean Mist/Prime Time in earlier round-robin play, the final came down to a battle of Vermoch and Co. against Luna Polo.

With a handicap award of three goals – based on a difference of five goals – Pheasant Hollow never trailed as they took a first period lead of 4 – 1 and dominated to take a four goal advantage to the half at 5 – 1.

Luna Polo reduced the gap to three goals in the third (6 -3) and scored once in the fourth, but it wouldn’t be near enough as Vermoch’s group ran away with a 6 – 4 victory.

Brooke Faber, Dayelle Fargey, and Lacey Safonovs scored for the winners, while Abby Riggs counted twice and Malia McCoy and Jennifer Alexy struck once each for the runners-up.

Fargey was chosen as the MVP and Alexy’s mare, Hugs, garnered Best Playing Pony honors.

2014 USPA Pacific Coast Women’s Challenge

Pheasant Hollow Farm 7 – Debra Vermoch 1, Brooke Faber, Lacey Safonovs, Dayelle Fargey 6.

Luna Polo 12 – Megan Kozminski 1, Jennifer Alexy 2, Malia McCoy 4, Abby Riggs 5.

Ocean Mist/Prime Time 9 – Jana Elordi, Amelia Gilroy 1, Jessica Bailey 4, Roxi Kefauver 4.


As well as the Women’s Challenge, two C Flight tournaments were played as well.

In the C1 Flight, Deer Creek (Krissy Devane, Susan Guggenheim, Becky Clark, Julie Empey) defeated Las Senoritas (Leigh Brecheen, Kit Neacy, Lynni Hutton, Judith Baker).

The C2 Flight saw Triangle Bar (Hope Kerley, Karin McCoy, Sydney Jordan, Briana Heilig) win over Polo Riding Academy (Dana Bates, Kate Campbell, Heidi Clark, Emma Tooth).

Tony Gregg