October 26, 2024

The 101 of Polo And A Fun And Safe Way To Enjoy November 7th

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Only two weeks and counting down until the one and only Scottsdale polo event otherwise known as The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort with a new, open-air environment. For those who may only be familiar with the sport from scenes in Pretty Woman, we’ve got the scoop for better understanding the game…..and how to best enjoy the upcoming Scottsdale Polo Classic.


The Basics of Polo:

How does the game work? So here’s the deal: players mount up on horses, traditionally four per team, and by using a mallet they move a small white ball down the field until a team scores. This occurs for four periods of play, each seven minutes long. The highest scoring team wins!

Polo Terminology:

Sound like a pro in front of your friends while watching the matches on November 7th with such polo jargon as:

Chukker – one of the periods of play. There are four in a polo match.

Mount – a polo pony.

First Drop – the ball pitch onto the field that starts the play of the game.

Handicap – the skill level of a polo player or team.

Divot – the turf holes that have been kicked up by the horses.

Sideboard – vertical boards lining the field that create the space of play.


So here is how to put some of that knowledge into action on November 7th. With some ticket options already sold out, now is the time to get tickets before your favorite seating options is gone. Not sure which one is for you? Check out details at ThePoloParty.com!

The Molina Fine Jewelers VIP Lounge – an amazing VIP experience with the best seats in the house! One of the most famous and fun spaces in the world of polo. This unique section is offering individual tables from two to eight seats with umbrellas. Additionally, all tickets include complimentary lunch (Noon to 4pm), up to six cocktails (until 4pm) and a bottle of champagne for reserved tables.

The Barrett-Jackson Outdoor Polo & Jazz Lounge – this field-side experience includes tables from two to eight seats with umbrellas. Every ticket includes complimentary mimosas through half-time of the first match and one complimentary French Fry bar (Noon to 4pm), day-long live jazz music and a convenient, no-host bar located nearby.

Elevated South Seating – a new, elegant and even more socially distanced option this year. Located above the field on WestWorld’s South Road for a unique view of all the polo action. Includes reserved tables for up to eight seats with umbrellas and an optimal view of the field with a complimentary bottle of champagne for the table.

Sideline Parking – enjoy watching polo from the comfort of your car? Imagine doing it right on the field of play with all the polo action happening right in front of you. You can bring all the food you want just no alcohol per state law. To make social distancing easier, we are now offering expanded sideline parking options.

General Admission – these tickets provide you access to all GA areas including Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge with an acoustic guitar showcase. Enjoy all the on-site festivities including car displays, no-host bars with beer, wine and cocktails, DJs and much more.

There will be numerous food trucks and other dining options on-site. Refer to our site map for locations. You can even pre-order your own picnic basket through our on-site caterer! Click here to pre-order picnic baskets today!



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