The Seventh Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower features six terrific matches including some of the world’s hottest polo players. To ensure that you get to see your favorites, be sure to check out the complete event schedule here.
Aspen Valley Polo Club
The Aspen Valley Polo Club will be making its second return to Scottsdale. The club is owned by Marc and Melissa Ganzi, one of America’s most prominent polo families. Aspen Valley Polo Club hosts the annual Piaget World Snow Polo Championships in December. The high-end event is one of the hottest social events in Aspen, the only American city to host a snow polo tournament. The final, which attracted some of the world’s top players, was televised by NBC Sports Network with Wellington-based Chukker TV’s Melissa Ganzi providing exclusive content on its website including the tournament draw at St. Regis. Visit www.aspenvalleypoloclub.com to learn more about The Polo Party’s defending champs.
Monte-Carlo Polo Club
The Monte Carlo Polo Federation strives to bring polo playing and international polo to Monaco. Our Club House, Riding School, and playing fields shall soon attest to this. It will be the team’s first visit to Arizona. Learn more at www.montecarlopoloclub.mc
St. Moritz, Switzerland
In 2014, a group of well-known personalities from the Swiss polo circle — Piero Dillier, Reto Gaudenzi, Andy Küchel, Werner Meier and Thomas Rinderknecht — founded Evviva Polo St. Moritz Ltd and thus lay the foundation for a continuation of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz. Their first tournament in 2015 was a great success; more than 12,000 spectators attended during the three days. For more information, visit www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com.
Clogau Wales Polo Team
Reigning champions of the 2013 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the Clogau Wales Polo Team, are back again to regain their title. It has been over 100 years since a team represented Wales under its UK Governing Body and we are all delighted and honored to be representing our country. We would like to thank His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for supporting the team and association by agreeing to be its 1st Patron for a 5 year term. We now operate with full UK Governing Body (HPA, Hurlingham Polo Association) recognition and as such are only the second team in the United Kingdom after England to be recognized. As an Associate Member to the HPA we are governed by the United Kingdom governing body as well as by a committee and Chairman who represents the interests of the team and association to the HPA and other official bodies. To learn more about the Clogau Wales Polo Team, visit www.walespoloteam.com.
Polo began in Santa Barbara in 1894. It grew to become a playground during Hollywood’s golden age where players included Charlie Chaplin, Douglass Fairbanks, Walt Disney, Will Rogers, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable (who was active in California and Arizona). Spectators then and now include celebrities, presidents and princes. The Santa Barbara team for 2017 will be featuring fashion model Zinta Braukis.
Home to the Pacific NW Governor’s Cup and the Seattle Cup with levels of 1 goal, 3 goal and 6 goal, the Seattle Polo Club will be competing in The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships for the first time. The Club competes throughout the summer, offering tournaments, club chukkers, weekly practice, stick and ball, boarding and training. For more information on the Seattle Polo Club visit www.seattlepoloclub.com.
Arizona Polo Club
Join them at the Scottsdale Horsemen Park at WestWorld polo field during their 2017-2018 season, and watch or participate in some exciting polo matches. For a schedule of upcoming matches, visit www.arizonapolo.com/polo-cares-inc/
Returning to this year’s Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, Polo Azteca is one of the largest polo clubs in the Southwest. Their new arena on Carefree Hwy and 14th Street in Phoenix has been updated substantially over the last 3 years with improved footing to allow for all weather play. For more information on Polo Azteca visit www.poloazteca.com.