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John-Paul Clarkin

John-Paul Clarkin (born 5 June 1978) is a professional polo player. Born in New Zealand, he is the eldest son of Chele and the late Paul Clarkin.

John-Paul is currently the highest ranked New Zealand Polo Player on 8-goals. His ambition is to become the first New Zealand player to reach the maximum 10-goal ranking.

In 2003 John-Paul won the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup, held in Cowdray, Midhurst and in 2008 the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

John-Paul spends the major part of each year overseas playing polo in Australia, England, Argentina and South Africa as well as New Zealand.

On 2 September 2006 he married Nina Vestey, a niece of the 3rd Baron Vestey, Master of the Horse.[1][2]


  1. The Times, 13th April 2006
  2. Mystery Creek Polo Club - News & Gossip, retrieved on 2nd May 2006

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