Eric L. Pedley

Eric Pedley was the most famous member of California's first polo playing families, starting his career as a boy on a Shetland pony. He was a member of the Midwick Team which won the National 20 Goal and the Open Championship both in 1924.

In 1930 and 1936 he represented his country in the Westchester cup matches versus Great Britain. As a result of his outstanding performance in 1930, he earned a nine goal handicap rating. A three-tiem winner of the U.S. Open Championship, he had an illustrious career spanning half a century, winning every major tournament and many of them on several occasions.

He was a great polo player capable of playing any position on the field as well as an extraordinary all-around athlete in every sport he every undertook to play.