Virginia Polo, Inc., the organization which supports all polo activity at the University of Virginia, recently announced the establishment of the Rodger and Bobo Rinehart Polo Pony Endowment Fund. The endowment memorializes the late Rodger and Bobo Rinehart, who were instrumental in the foundation and development of this premier collegiate polo facility since the 1950s. The proper care of the numerous polo ponies owned by Virginia Polo was one of the Rineharts' major interests and concerns. Income from the endowment will be used to help support the cost of maintaining the ponies that Virginia Polo owns.
The Fund was started by lead gifts from Debby and Mark Pirrung, Class of 1973, and Dick "Remo" Riemenschneider, Class of 1959. Mr. Pirrung and Mr. Riemenschneider are former members of the University of Virginia Polo Team and recipients of the wisdom, hospitality and kindness of the Rineharts.
Rodger Rinehart's Legacy at UVA: A Man for All Seasons (pdf) by Brad Scherer
A Tribute to Rodger Rinehart, reprinted from VA Polo News, Winter 2008-09
Additional contributions to the Fund may be mailed to:
The Virginia Polo CenterPlease include a completed pledge form for our records and/or note Rinehart Pony Fund on the memo line of your check.
1082 Forest Lodge Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
For more information, contact Dick Riemenschneider 703-777-1403 or Va Polo 434-979-0293. All donations are tax-deductible and are included towards University donation society levels.
Capital Campaign Pledge Form (pdf)
Stock Donation Instructions (pdf)
Sherlock S. Gillet, Jr., Co-Chairman
Richard C. Riemenschneider, Co-Chairman
Daniel W. Colhoun, Jr.
Stephen A. Orthwein
Robert H. Rinehart