May 4, 2016
Sara Orthwein (née Gompf) is a second generation polo player. The daughter of Art, a twenty-six year player at MPC, and Betsy, a former player and manager for Art, Sara be-gan to ride when she was five. She successfully showed hunter/jumpers, and then learned to play polo at Garrison Forest School. She was team captain at GFS, and was an Interscholastic All-Star. She went on to Cornell University, where she repeated as team captain and Intercollegiate All-American for three years and met and later married team-mate PJ Orthwein. As the mother of their three young children, Sara is currently taking a break from her teaching career, but not from polo. Along with PJ, Sara was inducted into Cornell’s Polo Wall of Honor in 2014 – the first time a husband and wife were honored at the same time. Sara reports that she also loves the Baltimore Ravens, Pink (the singer), and the Tosh. O Show.