Polo Championship Returning to Scottsdale
1 Nov, 2019
The 9th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship returns to Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., on Nov. 2.
Horses and horsepower returns bigger, badder, and better than ever. Last year the Scottsdale Polo Championships drew the biggest crowd in the country for a one-day polo event with more than 11,000 fans, enjoying the four match showdown at the annual polo party.
Enjoy four new polo matches, field-side VIP Tents & DJ’s, Tailgating, Events within the Event, and much more in 2019.
Some of the new additions include:
- Performances during periods of polo play by the best oboe player in Arizona, “hip-hopera” performed by hip hop artist Ali Tomineek and the Phoenix Opera, an acoustic guitar showcase in the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge and new songs from Americano!, America’s most anticipated musical in 2020. Collectively and individually the performances to the backdrop of the day’s polo matches are some of the most beautiful moments in American sport.
- DJ-infused party tents courtesy of the Scottsdale-based Riot Hospitality Group including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Riot House as well as a new tent by Wasted Grain
- An expanded event presence by Red Bull, which last year deployed its skydiving team prior to a match.
- The return of the “World’s Farthest Rugby Sevens Match.” Led by Arizona State University’s rugby team watch amazing rugby action played on what may be the longest field ever utilized for a rugby sevens match, nearly two and half times longer than normal. The match will take place at a to be determined time on Saturday, between the polo action.
- The return of The Apex Cup, courtesy of the landmark new Apex Motor Club in Maricopa, Arizona. A country club for car enthusiasts, the Apex Cup will recognize the top cars on site which will include collector cars courtesy of Barrett-Jackson, Ferrari Club of Arizona, Porsche Club, Scottsdale Corvette Club, Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club, AZ Lamborghini Club, Corvette Club of America, as well as cars of Apex members and dozens of other Arizona car owners.
- New teams include The Marines, Air Force, and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club from England whose first member was Prince Charles.
- Fun days of events including a Thursday night reception at Legacy Gallery followed by the Scottsdale Art Walk, then a Friday Night VIP Players & Sponsors Reception sponsored by Molina Fine Jewelers, then The Polo Party on Saturday and a Polo Clinic on Sunday.
For information on admission, times and more, go to the website