Mariano Fassetta

Meet Mariano Fassetta.

Mariano has played for team Hanalei Bay at the San Diego Polo Club for 3 years.  Originally from Adrogue, Argentina, Mariano grew up riding horses and playing polo.

He has an impressive career, winning the USPA Spreckels Cup 6 times and playing polo all over the world.  He was on the cover of San Diego Polo Club Magazine in 2010 demonstrating a great offside neck shot.

Last year, one of his best horses, Paris, won Best Playing Pony in the USPA Spreckels Cup.  Out of the 48 horses we saw play in the Spreckels Cup Finals last October 3, Paris was the best horse on the field.  And you know what they say… “a polo player is only as good as his horse.”

As a player who leans on rituals to calm his nerves and bring him luck before matches, Mariano has abandoned his previous habit of wearing only red socks and the same underwear each game for a “left boot on first, left kneepad on first” regime.  (Thank goodness!)

Mariano, or known to us as “Fassetta,” loves to play music in his spare time, attend concerts, and spend time with his wife and friends.

SDPC Summer Season Kicks Off!

The San Diego Polo Club hosted a party for their polo community last Saturday.  Teams Starmeadow and Hanalei Bay battled for the win during a polo match, while the crowd tasted Fortaleza Tequila, the new Sweet Rose by Korbel, and Palm Beer.

Guests also enjoyed snapping photos in the Photobooth.

The real fun came with golf cart polo.  Event planners and polo fanatics alike loved the thrill of golf cart polo.  Check out our Corporate Events page for more info about booking Golf Cart Polo for your next event!

Polo instructor, Kimo Huddleston, teaches member, Glenn Cunningham how to hold the mallet.

Jesse Bray and guest are all smiles.

Graham Bray in the Disco Cart takes off, setting up his buddy for a great shot!Kimo is quite the crazy driver!  Watch out.

Too cute to leave out!

San Diego Polo’s creative director, Lindsey Chronert and polo friend, Chato Hinojosa.

All photos courtesy of Siegel Thurston Photography.


Thursday is the new Friday.

This Thursday, many of our friends in the Polo Community are having events that may be worth your while.  See below for more details!

Tip for Tots: Paradise Grille, Flowerhill Shopping Center, Del Mar 6pm

It’s a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, meet new ones and learn about Hospital Infantil De Las Californias….and the best part, 100% of your cash tips will benefit the children in need at the Hospital.  Hospital Infantil, is a pediatric hospital in the border region that provides care to kids regardless of their ability to pay.

Taste of Linda Vista: Bayside Community Center, Linda Vista- $20

Purchase Tickets here!

5:30-6:30: savory bites and tasting of local beer and wine
6:30-7:30: awards for honorees, opportunity drawings & raffles, art show & sale
7:30-9:30 Professional Tango dancing and a Big Band Orchestra

Deck the Halls: Fairbanks Interior, Solana Beach- 5:30pm

Every Thursday: Club M at the Grand Del Mar DJ, drinks & dancing until 1:30am

loveart& POLO

…. You fill in the blank.  For us, it’s polo.   is a collection of artists and designers selling their work to raise money to fund collaborative projects with under-served populations.

recently teamed up with Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and 1% for the Planet for a two-week campaign to raise money to fund creative projects with .  They hosted a closing party at Seed in Newport Beach, CA last week and we were there (in spirit)!

The Polo Club donated a VIP table to help raise money for .  Check out all the cool projects they are working on, HERE.

What we like best about donating to smaller organizations is that you see, hear and FEEL the change.

Tees and earrings made by Sasha Ritter.

Creators of , Sasha Ritter, Shannon Lindsey Frugris & Jennifer Smucks with friend.

New Friends

Raffle and goody table.

Cool art.

Video demonstration.

The shop!

More information: http://loveartand.org

House of Pink!

You must have seen the photos all over Facebook.  Pink everywhere!  And all of it supporting breast cancer awareness!  The Pink Party is about celebrating life, creating awareness in hopes to prevent it, and education about breast cancer!

Hosted by the House of Blues in San Diego, the venue was turned pink!  This fun event was filled with pink costumes, glowing hula-hoops, talented dancers, realistic body paint, a chaitable opportunity drawing, local fashion and jewelry designers, and a whole lot of funk!


The Polo Club graciously donated to the Opportunity Drawing!

It was quite a surprise to see Debi at the Pink Party!  Debi does facepaint at the Polo Club!

Friends of the Polo Club, Rosanne and David Indermill.

Creative Director, Lindsey Chronert and Advertising Coordinator, Vanessa Shapiro show off Polo for Peace tees!

Our gorgeous friends and talented designers, Francisco Medavog & Anjela Piccard!

Another wonderful surprise, our old hostess, Shayda came on stage to present her funky fashion line!  We love Shayda!

More information: http://pinkpartysd.com/

Marshall Marshall Marshall!

We are busy with all types of events, but we’re hardly complaining!  We shot down to San Diego State University  on Friday night to attend the 3rd Annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration presented by the Marshall Faulk Foundation.

We were introduced to the event by one of our arena polo members and retired SDSU mascot, Carlos Gutierrez.  Here is Carlos making an appearance at the Homecoming Game in 2010.

We tasted appetizers from some of San Diego’s best restaurants, including our neighbors Pamplemousse and Tommy V’s!  Our favorite was JSix’s yellowtail sashimi tartar with tastes of currant, olive tapenade, and pine nuts coated in a citrus vinaigrette.  It was heavenly!  You can order it off their dinner/ happy hour menu!

The silent auction ended and Marshall Faulk spoke on stage about the importance of the event and how lucky he’s been to be a part of SDSU’s Alumni.  The event raised over $50,000 for YMCA and SDSU Scholarships for young athletes.

Here is our Creative Director, Lindsey Chronert, her boyfriend and Marshall Faulk.

More information: http://www.marshallfaulk.com

Off-Season

Hey polo fans!

The San Diego Polo Club just finished up an extremely successful season, with record breaking attendance, wonderful advertisers, and players from around the world, including Mexico, Argentina, New Zealand, etc.

During the off-season, we are going to wet your polo palette and keep you itching for the 2011 season.  We will showcase all the Polo Events we attend, what we liked about each club and a little insight why you might want to vacation out to watch matches in different parts of the world.

The San Diego Polo Club is always willing to donate tickets and lessons to local events that support charities or are trying to raise money for a worthy cause.  You will find posts made by the San Diego Polo Club offering discounts on tickets to charity events, as well as a recap of those events we had the pleasure of attending.

Stay tuned…