Players From Around the World Unite at America’s Most Attended Polo Event – The 12th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Returns Saturday, November 4th at WestWorld of Scottsdale
The Diverse Line-Up Features Teams from Europe and Across the United States, Including USA’s Top Polo Player
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Raise your glass – The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort, is proud to announce the eight star-studded, diverse and accomplished polo teams who will take to the field when America’s most attended polo event returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale on Saturday, November 4th.
The 2023 lineup includes the polo teams from Texas, Wales, New Orleans, PRIDE USA, USA Women’s All-Star team, Aspen Valley, and two teams from Arizona.
With gates opening at 9:45am, the day will begin with a festive matchup at 10:00 a.m. The Texas Polo Club – Garland taking on the PRIDE USA. Among PRIDE’s celebrity players is Actor Sterling Jones as seen in Grey’s Anatomy,The Barbie Movie and NCIS. He will be joined by 3-goaler Juan Bollini and Vinny Sangaline. Garland standouts Oscar Chacon-Hidalgo and Alec Felhaber are promising to deliver an action-packed match.
In the second match of the day starting at 12:15 p.m. enjoy a battle of the sexes as the state’s top polo team the Arizona Polo Club, sponsored by Lamborghini takes on the USA’s Women’s All-Star team. Top Arizona players Diego Florez and Andres Camacho-Castillo will lead the men, while Danielle Travis, Natalie Grancharov-Castillo and Carolyn Likas will compete for the ladies.
In the signature match of the day, the undefeated Bentley Scottsdale’s Aspen Valley Polo Team will go head-to-head against the Wales Polo Team from Great Britain in what is expected to showcase the best polo of the afternoon starting at 2:30 p.m. Leading Aspen is USA’s top player, 8-goaler Nic Roldan alongside teammates 3-goal champion Grant Ganzi and patron Melissa Ganzi. Aspen’s fast action will met by some fierce competition as 5-goaler Jason Crowder, alongside Ricky Cooper and 5-goaler Pete Webb promise a tough battle as they represent the Wales team. Aspen Valley returns having won an unprecedented seven Scottsdale titles. This will be Aspen Valley’s 8th time to try and win the coveted Molina Cup in the featured match of the day.
Then in the final match-up starting at 4:00 p.m. the North Scottsdale Polo Club led by another Arizona polo player Josh Black will deliver another outstanding match against New Orleans Polo Club.
The afternoon of polo will be surrounded by non-stop events within the event including on-site activations and brand new for 2023 – a Sunset Concert and party to keep fans entertained for the most distinct day in world polo.
“Talking Stick Resort partners with some of the biggest, most premier events in the Valley and we consider The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships to be high amongst them,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “Its continued growth and varied opportunities for entertainment bring attention to Scottsdale and all of its partners. It is a win-win for our property.”
The Sunset Concert will be organized by top concert promoters and feature a nationally recognized DJ. It will be staged within the expanded footprint of the Riot House Polo DayClub during the day’s fourth and final match. More details will be announced in the coming weeks and organizers say it is the event’s first attempt to emulate the success of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Birds Nest.
Also, brand new for 2023 an expanded wine tasting experience, new charitable partners and elements, and a polo debut by acclaimed Scottsdale steakhouse Maple & Ash. There will also be the first-ever Event & Fall Fashion Showcase in-store on September30th at Neiman Marcus by invitation only.
The polo matches will entertain crowds throughout the day on November 4th, and so will the other fan favorites events like the Canine Couture Fashion Show by Lugari Pet Salon and The World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show Produced by Phoenix Fashion Week and other cool elements. 2023 will also offer more car displays and horsepower supplied by Barrett-Jackson, Bentley Scottsdale and hundreds of other exotic cars displayed throughout the event.
This year fans can also enjoy a return of Riot House Polo DayClub, Grimaldi’s Pizza Disco, which was a hit in its first appearance last year, as well as over fourth mile of VIP Tents anchored by some of the finest brands in Arizona, as well as the Million Dollar Mingle organized by former NFL Star AC Caswell.
Longtime and marquee sponsors joining for the 2023 event include Title Sponsor Bentley Scottsdale, Presenting Sponsor Talking Stick Resort, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Molina Fine Jewelers, Sanderson Lincoln, Earnhardt’s Genesis of Scottsdale dealership, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Hensley Beverage Company, Breakthru Beverage, Neiman Marcus, Mark-Taylor Residential, Set Jet and several others.
“We are proud to be back for another great year with the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. This year promises not to disappoint with great music, beautiful people, and of course the amazing polo athletes. Be sure to stop by the Molina Fine Jewelers Tent to admire the championship trophy,” said Chairman and CEO of Molina Fine Jewelers Alfredo J. Molina.
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are currently available for the 2023 Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at www.thepoloparty.com or email info@ThePoloParty.com.
For media or other inquiries please contact Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon at Jparks-Sturgeon@RoseAllynpr.com or call (480) 495-3806.