The 6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships aka “The World’s Greatest Polo Party” and America’s most attended polo event, return to the fields of WestWorld of Scottsdale, bigger and better than ever this Saturday, November 5th.
The party starts at 10:00 a.m. with a full day of non-stop competitive polo action, along with exciting events and activities for all. Read on for our guide of what to see and do.
The Polo Matches
The polo matches will be just as thrilling as ever. Polo icon and GQ model Nic Roldan, one of the polo world’s hottest stars will play in The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships for the third time, joining the Aspen Valley team, led by Melissa Ganzi, which will be defending its title in the featured match.
Starting off the day’s matches, local polo club Polo Azteca will face off against the visiting La Jolla Polo team at 10:30 AM. At 12:30 PM, the Scottsdale All Stars will battle Palm Springs Polo on the pitch. The day’s signature match, at 2:30 PM, pits the nationally-renowned and the defending champion Aspen Valley Polo Club against the Palm Beach Polo Club, with special guest Ricky Cooper. New elements this year include “The Women’s Sunset Polo Match” that is not to be missed.
The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships provide some of the most unparalleled ways to watch “the game of kings.” Fans can sit field-side, sipping champagne in the luxurious Barrett-Jackson Champagne & Jazz Lounge. At The Phoenician High-Tea Tent, attendees will get shaded, field-side tent seating, all with beautiful views of the McDowell Mountains, as well as tea service and a no-host bar. Other tents lining the field are offering incredible parties, with DJs spinning the latest music to entertain guests.
For those seeking to mix and interact with the polo stars, reserve your VIP seat in the Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers & Players VIP Lounge. It’s the only VIP experience to offer complimentary food and cocktails, alongside premier seating. And for art lovers, there’s the ArtPolo Auction Pavilion, featuring a daylong auction of beautiful artwork by Scottsdale-based J. Levine.
The World’s “Longest” Catwalk Fashion Show, produced by Phoenix Fashion Week, will hit the runway featuring looks by the official brand of the United States Polo Association and Suit Supply on PFW Top 40 Models. Canine lovers will show off their pooches in the popular dog fashion show called The 2016 Canine Couture, produced by Oh My Dog! Boutique and Spa. Of course, the people watching is always fabulous too.
The Horse Power
Equine aficionados can take in a preview of the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, which features the world’s most beautiful Arabian horses. Exotic and luxury car enthusiasts will get a sneak peek of the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, along with many other spectacular vehicles, from the Ferrari Club of America-Arizona Region and the Arizona Lamborghini Club.
Be sure to enjoy a post-match after-party and concert that will keep the fun going until 6:00 PM. Making its debut at 4:30 PM and ending at sunset, the Cultural Concert will include music from the Scottsdale Philharmonic, Arizona Opera, Arizona’s top hip hop and rap artist RoQy TyRaiD, and DJ Maestro Hughes, who has performed at the GRAMMY Awards.
Tickets are on sale now at www.thepoloparty.com. All table purchases in the Molina, the Barrett-Jackson, and the ArtPolo Auction Pavilion, will include a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.