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Polo team member taken to trauma center after fall from horse in Wellington

Bob Jornayvaz plays for Valiente
Bob Jornayvaz, the team captain and owner of Valiente, was injured during a match against The Dutta Group at the National Poo Center in Wellington. April 6, 2024
Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 06, 2024

WELLINGTON, Fla. — A polo team member fell from a horse and was taken by Trauma Hawk to St. Mary's Medical Center on Saturday morning, according to the National Polo Center in Wellington.

Bob Jornayvaz, the team captain and owner of Valiente, was injured during a match against The Dutta Corp. in the U.S. Open Polo championship, Matt Baran, the executive director of communications for the U.S. Polo Association told WPTV.

The match was postponed.

The U.S. Polo Association lists him as a "businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion for polo," including breeding and training of horses in the sport.

Some health issues that forced him to take a break from the sport.

"It’s so good to be back in polo and to be back in Wellington, Florida. I can’t tell you how much I missed being in the polo scene," he told the U.S. Polo Association in 2023. "I had some health issues and am glad to be back playing."

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said at 11:23 a.m. units were dispatched to 3600 block of 120th Avenue South in Wellington.

The patient "was rapidly assessed and declared a trauma alert," the agency said in an inquiry from WPTV.

A spokesman for the center confirmed the person was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.