Beach Polo Returns to Hotel del Coronado

Labor Day Weekend - September 1-3, 2017

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Photo by Dan McGeorge

Last year, Polo America created a tidal wave of excitement at the Hotel del Coronado beach over Labor Day weekend. The Beach Polo Cup featured 12 polo players and 50 horses playing the first beach polo event at the hotel in 80 years. Due to the tremendous success, Beach Polo returns to Hotel del Coronado on September 1-3, 2017.

Andre Zotoff, Vice President and General Manager of Hotel del Coronado said that Beach Polo is set to become the Kentucky Derby of the West Coast. Guests were as festive as the polo players. Women wore colorful sundresses and hats and men stepped out in sports coats, fedoras, seersucker suits and linen shirts. Comments from attendees’ flooded social media.

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“It was fantastic to see beach polo played with the stunning backdrop of the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. What an unbelievable weekend of horses, Porsches, world-class polo players and amazing people who came together to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. Can’t wait until next year.” — Shawn Evan, General Manager of Porsche San Diego

“The Hotel del Coronado was an amazing venue and Grayse by Kelly & Marie Gray were thrilled to be part of this historic beach polo event.” — Grayse

To open the event to more spectators in 2017, the seating capacity will increase from 1500 to 3000 for the three days. The polo games will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seating and ticket prices will offer a much larger range this year, with grandstand tickets at $35, Silver tickets at $75 and $200 / $250 for Gold tickets and Millionaire’s Row.

Opening day on Friday, September 1st will be party central as the 10,000 square foot VIP tent is turned into a giant cocktail lounge overlooking the polo game. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available through Hotel del Coronado.

On Saturday and Sunday, the VIP tent will feature several terraces. The 200’ x 16’ front row is designated as Millionaire’s Row. Guests can relax on white leather furniture to mingle, watch polo and enjoy lavish spreads of food and drinks provided by Hotel del Coronado.

The Gold tickets on Saturday and Sunday feature a three-course luncheon with two glasses of wine. Silver tickets allow seating behind the Gold tables with access to purchase food and beverage.

Grayse will be the official Women’s Fashion sponsor in 2017. They will have informal modeling at each of the polo games. Grayse is a modern collection of specialty separates designed to dress women who love quality, luxury, and style.

If polo wasn’t enough, Polo America will offer a hundred attendees the opportunity to participate in the Porsche Million Dollar Road Rally. Each participant on a team of three will be required to drive one leg of the road rally and accomplish three tasks. The tasks for this year include a yacht, private jet and millions of dollars in jewelry. Winners each day will receive passes to the new Porsche Experience in Los Angeles.

Not only did the spectators have a great time in 2016 at Beach Polo, the polo players loved it. Four high goal polo teams have already entered to compete in the 2017 Polo America Beach Polo Cup. The 2017 polo player roster features players from the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Switzerland. The level of play will be 14 goals with three players on a team. This is the equivalent of high goal polo in West Palm Beach.

For the guests that want to do more than watch the game, we invite them to sign up for private polo lessons on the beach with world-renown instructors and horses from California Polo Club. Lessons will take place each day prior to the polo matches.

The 2017 Polo America Beach Polo Cup is proud to announce Hotel del Coronado as our Platinum Sponsor. Porsche San Diego, Schubach Aviation, Silver Seas Yachts,  Grayse, Coronado Tourism District and U.S. Polo Assn. as our Gold Sponsors.

Charity

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego logoRady 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.

For tickets please call 760-668-6093 or online at www.poloamerica.com.

 

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here. In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym and walking her dog around the “island”. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com