More than 9,000 Attend 2nd Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses+Horsepower

Largest Single-Day Polo Event in U.S. This Year

Polo Party & Car Extravaganza Positioned for Future Success

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) –Scottsdale is the most attended stop on the Professional Golf Association Tour every year. And in 2012, the city appears to have hosted the most attended single-day polo event this year in the United States.

It was an exciting, energy-filled and sun-drenched day at WestWorld of Scottsdale’s Polo Field, where thousands of Arizonans and tourists flocked to intense polo matches, ogled eye-popping exotic collector cars at a sneak preview of the world famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, gaped at Arabian horses from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show preview, and enjoyed a tempting range of food and drink. In all, 9,188 people attended the extravaganza throughout the day.

In the opening morning match of the Arizona Polo Club, Colombia edged the USA. Work to Ride triumphed over Harvard University in the first afternoon match, 8 to 3 and Nic Roldan led Bel Air over The Hamptons, 6 to 4, which was captained by Tommy Biddle Jr.

“This was a party Arizona and the polo community will remember! The polo was as exciting as advertised and this is turning into one of the great polo events in the country. We’d like to acknowledge Scottsdale’s hospitality in helping give a huge boost to the sport of polo. Scottsdale has spring training baseball, professional golf, collector cars and championship horses.  We hope polo joins the ranks of these great events,” said Nic Roldan, one of the top players in the world and an emerging fashion and pop culture star.

About the Arizona Polo Club

The Arizona Polo Club has been playing on the Scottsdale horsemen park field at the WestWorld equestrian park in Scottsdale since 1982. The team also plays at indoor facilities throughout the state. The club’s outdoor and indoor season is played from November through April. New members are welcome. Join the club and start watching or playing polo. Weekend polo means family and friends can tailgate, bring chairs, drinks and food and watch the action from the lawn. Interested spectators may watch the club’s matches for free at 3:00 p.m. every Sunday during the season. Please check the schedule at http://www.arizonapolo.com.  The club is also available for special events and matches as part of corporate sponsorships.The Arizona Polo Club is a member of the United States Polo Association http://www.us-polo.org/ and is one of eight clubs of http://bordercircuitpolo.com/ (Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas).

To learn more about future polo events in Scottsdale visit http://www.thepoloparty.com.

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