By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic
The Valley’s tourist season doesn’t start in earnest until winter, but the schedule is gradually extending. Next up: the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, which comes to WestWorld Nov. 10 and 11.
Now in its eighth year, the equestrian event has found a spot on the Valley’s social scene and is a growing contributor to the area’s tourism industry, boosting enthusiasm leading into the traditional influx of winter visitors.
“It comes at a good time, when we have capacity for more visitors,” said Rachel Sacco, president and CEO of Experience Scottsdale, a marketing company for the city.
The event leads into the high season that includes the Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction in mid-January, the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament starting at the end of January, and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in February.