Eric L. Pedley
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.