Jan. 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The names are familiar throughout the polo world and etched on numerous trophies in the U.S., England and
– Pieres, Heguy, Merlos, and Gracida, to name a few of the legendary polo families.
International businessman and
/SLS JETS Polo Team patron
Simon V. Garber
is creating his own family legacy in
. Garber is playing in three polo leagues with his sons at Gulfstream Polo Club in
Lake Worth, Florida
A father-and-sons team in not uncommon in
, home to best polo players in the world, but it is rare in
the United States
Garber is the largest taxicab operator in
the United States
, with more than 3,000 in nine cities, including New York,
. During the week, he concentrates on numerous business ventures throughout the U.S.,
. But during the weekend, it's polo, polo, polo.
"Taking time out of my busy schedule to play polo with my sons is worth it," said the 47-year-old Garber, who splits time between
New York City
Palm Beach County
. "This is important in many ways for us as a family. There is an amazing energy between us on and off the field. It is something we all enjoy. I believe we are creating a legacy, a tradition that I hope will continue for a long time."
In the 4-goal league, Garber will be joined by all three of his sons – 20-year-old
Shaun Francis Garber
, who attends
Florida Atlantic University
, and 18-year-old
Jeffrey Lawrence Garber
, a freshman at
, and the youngest, 14-year-old Tyler, a high school freshman in
"Polo is all about families being together and I can't think of anything else I would rather do with my sons," said
. "The game of polo is more than winning and losing. There is a lot of tradition, a lot of sportsmanship and a real sense of family."
With his business moving along smoothly, Garber and his family spend most weekends during the winter polo season in the
area, the winter equestrian capital of the world.
"We talk strategy, and we talk horses," said
, who emigrated from
to the U.S. with his parents in 1977. "It's a special feeling and it's a lifestyle that we all enjoy."