Let the games begin… Beach Polo is coming to Coronado on September 3 & 4.
The Polo America Beach Polo Cup is a treat for the senses. This will be a first for so many polo players and attendees. Beach Polo has only been played in two U.S. cities prior to coming to Coronado. Miami Beach and on Lake Michigan in Chicago. The first thing guests will marvel at is the magnificent beach polo field that Polo America has prepared and the opulent 10,000 square feet VIP Tent adjoining the field
The massive VIP Tent consists of three terraces. The first terrace “Millionaire’s Row” consists of 15 lounges complete with white leather couches and chairs. Food and cocktail service available through The Del. Guests can watch and mingle in style on Millionaire’s Row. The second terrace is formal dining. The luncheon each day is provided by Hotel del Coronado. The third terrace is the Polo Village featuring our prestigious sponsor boutiques from Joseph Goott Fine Jewelry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego, Silver Seas Yachts, Leisure Society, Flexjet and Contemporary Gallery.
The teams are set: Flexjet – Melissa Ganzi 0, Lucas Lalor 6, Julio Novillo Astrada 7 / Porsche – Bash Kazi 1, Tito Gaudenzi 3, Jason Crowder 7 / Grant Ganzi 1, Juancito Bollini 3, Agustin Merlos 9 / Hoffman International Properties – Riley Ganzi 0, Juan Bollini 7, Carlitos Gracida 5.
If Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was still on the air, they would be standing in line to cover the Polo America Beach Polo Cup. The spectacle of polo, the historic Hotel del Coronado and the ocean make the perfect backdrop for an incredible weekend. Attendees will be treated to two polo games each day, a meet and greet wine reception with the players, a gourmet lunch, a fashion show by Grayse, hat contest, Tango with the polo players and much more.
Coronado has a long history with polo dating back to the early 1900’s when John D Spreckels first introduced polo to Coronado. The famous Spreckels Cup was first played in Coronado in 1909 as the Polo Challenge. Coronado resident Julia Viera will be celebrating her 90th birthday at Beach Polo. She informed Randy Russell, President of Polo America that she learned to ride horses in the fifth grade using the polo ponies stabled at Coronado. She’s been in love with polo ever since and can’t wait to see its return.
Sponsors: Polo America, Hotel del Coronado, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego, Coronado Tourism Improvement District,, U.S. Polo Assn, Aspen Valley Polo Club, Hoffman International Properties, Joseph Goott & Co, Modern Luxury, and Silver Seas Yachts are proud to support Rady Children’s Hospital as the beneficiary of Beach Polo. Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.
Due to the numerous requests for a special rate for polo players at the Polo America Beach Polo Cup we have created a $75 ticket per day (does not include food & beverage). We have blocked off a section on the second terrace of the 10,000 square foot VIP Tent to accommodate 100 people. Tickets are limited please call Polo America at (760) 668-6093. Polo player tickets are not available online, since this offer is not open to the general public.
Beach Polo tickets are $250. per person per day / $2500 for a table of ten each day / $2000 for a private box on Millionaires Row or $200 per person per day. Tickets are available by calling (760) 668-6093 or www.poloamerica.com Hotel packages are available by calling 1 (800) HOTEL DEL.
SITE: HOTEL DEL CORONADO
Hotel del Coronado has been the world’s choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years. This majestic oceanfront beach resort boasts 757 guestrooms and location on one of America’s most beloved beaches. The ever-evolving transformation embodies the resort’s character agelessly, blending the legendary past with the relevance of a coastal Southern California lifestyle engaging the senses and captivating the imagination of global guests and San Diego locals alike. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark, Hotel del Coronado is a living legend. Celebrating its rich history as the proud host to celebrities, royalty and beach-loving families, The Del delivers timeless experiences that resonate with modern-day guests offering beachfront dining, an award-winning spa, unique shopping, endless recreation and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village at The Del.
Saturday September 3rd, Grayse will host a fashion show between lunch and the 2:00 Polo Game.
Grayse is a modern collection of specialty separates designed to dress women who love quality, luxury, and style. This is Kelly and Marie Gray’s first time collaborating since their departure from St. John Knits almost a decade ago.
Most of the collection is produced at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California. The duo places a high value on timeless style. Each piece is designed with attention to detail, carefully fitted to ensure the most flattering silhouette.
The collection features Sequined and embellished tops and dresses, Italian silk printed tunics, and exquisitely detailed leather jackets. Grayse has three retail boutiques and is carried online at www.mkgrayse.com
Men’s fashion will be highlighted by Ermernegildo Zegna. Their pop-up boutique in the Polo Village on September 2-4 will showcase the latest collections of men’s clothing, tailored suits, shoes, accessories and fragrances. Between now and September 4th Zegna will donate 10% of any purchase to our charity Rady Children’s Hospital if you mention you are attending Beach Polo. In Southern California there are two locations: Rodeo Drive and South Coast Plaza.
PORSCHE MILLION DOLLAR ROAD RALLY
The Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally will take place on September 2-4 from the Beach Villas at Hotel del Coronado. Teams of three will go out every 20 minutes. Each team will receive two playing cards and will have to earn three more to make a poker hand. The team with the best hand at the end of the day will win a prize. Each 2017 Porsche will take three people and a referee. Each team member will drive one leg of the rally. There will have three legs. One of the stops is the Marina. Silver Seas Yachts will be providing two yachts for this task. When the team arrives, they will board the yacht and use a joystick to move the yacht out of the slip and do a couple of 360’s with the yacht and bring it back into the slip. If they’re successful they will receive a card. (Participants must be ticket holders)
Ticket holders will have a rare opportunity to take a polo lesson on the Hotel del Coronado beach on September 2-4, 2016. California Polo Club the winner of the Polo America Best of the Best “Polo School” will be bringing horses and instructors for one hour lessons prior to the polo games each day. For $200 they will provide a horse, helmet, mallet and instructor. The school horses are very gentle and perfect for a beginner. Attendees will receive information once they have purchased their tickets.
Hotel del Coronado has created two unique dining experiences for Beach Polo. On Saturday September 3rd they will present a Clam Bake. On Sunday September 4th a Taste of Argentina, Fifteen different Tapas.
TANGO WITH THE POLO PLAYERS
The post game party on Sunday will feature renown dance instructor Mary Catherine Callaghan to teach Tango. Meet and dance with the polo players.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility that provides the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. It is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and it is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in each of the 10 pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed.
Rady Children’s Hospital relies on donations to support its mission. Proceeds from Polo America’s Beach Polo Event at Hotel del Coronado will help fund Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Endowment for Neuroscience. Money from the endowment provides clinical genetics, clinical trials, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and education to help treat and find cures for neurological diseases and disorders in children. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org.