The place to be on Sunday afternoon was the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe. With perfect weather, gorgeous people, and majestic horses playing polo, there was no other way to spend the day. The San Diego Polo Club had their most successful day in 26 years with a record breaking attendance of 2,000.
Riviera Magazine sponsored the event, along with BMW of San Diego and Mini of San Diego. Riviera’s publisher, Jessica Cline, was our guest of honor and presented Hermes trophies to the winners, compliments of Neiman Marcus.
The San Diego Polo Club debuted their first fashion show, with dresses by Poppy, shoes by Shoes Me, accessories by Nomadic Fashion and shades from Raen Optics. Corals and blues are the color of summer. Fashionista, Michelle Guerin of the San Diego Union Tribune said it best in her recent article, this season offers a kaleidoscope of prints and pops of color.
The Feature Match between Jetsuite/Monteverde and Starmeadow/Adeptus was a riveting one. Both teams were neck and neck throughout all six chukkers with Mariano Gutierrez scoring the winning shot for Jetsuite/Monteverde.
Thank you to everyone who came out for a glorious, sun-filled day of Polo! Join us this Sunday for our Father’s Day celebration including antique biplanes, cars, and cigars.
Special thanks to Frank Tupas and Dominick Lemarie for photography!
With over a thousand guests at the USPA Rossmore Cup presented by FINE Magazine, the charity, Kids Korps was sure to call it a success. Silent Auction items included a signed guitar by the Rolling Stones and another by Paul McCartney, jewelry donated by CRUSH, artwork by Donna B and tons of other great items. Kids from Kids Korps sold cupcakes and other goodies, while FINE Magazine guests enjoyed lunch and drinks in the VIP tent.
Brittany Simpson and Leonard Simpson from KUSI’s Fashion Forward produced a stunning fashion show with over 40 models and 80 looks from local designers including Sharon Plache and Fairen Del. Rouge did a fabulous job with make-up and hair.
In the feature match, Tritech/Princeps doned the jerseys of FINE Magazine and went up against team Monteverde. Things started out slow in the first half of the match, but picked up the fourth chukker. Gaston VonWernich had 6 goals that afternoon, Dirk Wray (subbing for Chris Maloney) had 2 and Ashton Wolf scored one, totaling 10 for FINE Magazine.
Matt Walker had 4 goals, Diego Cossio scored 2 in the 5th chukker, and David Samaniego scored one, totaling 7 for Monteverde.
Tritech/ Princeps wearing FINE Magazine jerseys
Alisha Wray (-1)
Ashton Wolf (3)
Gaston VonWernich (5)
Dirk Wray (0)
Total: 7 goals
Ellen Greenhill (0)
Matt Walker (3)
Diego Cossio (4)
David Samaniego (0)
Total: 7 goals
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.