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ELDORADO POLO

CONTENTS ENJOY POLO AT ELDORADO!

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GALLERY ELDORADO

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2015-2016

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TEN–GOAL TRAVEL

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WELCOME

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AFTER POLO

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ELDORADO POLO & RIDING ACADEMY

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS 2014-2015

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POLO 101 & FAQ

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JUNIOR POLO

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RULES OF THE GAME

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ELDORADO EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS

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POLO STYLE

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PLAYERS

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REMEMBERING DORRIE

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ELDORADO STAFF

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POLO INSIDER: PREPARING A PONY TO WIN

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ENJOY POLO

AT ELDORADO! SUNDAY POLO Field 1 – Eldorado Clubhouse Sundays, January 10 – April 3, 2016 Games at 12pm & 2pm Admission: $10 per car Clubhouse Restaurant The best place to enjoy Sunday Polo, featuring table service, à la carte menu and full bar. Reservations recommended by calling (760) 831-POLO. $10 per person surcharge. Group bookings and special events also welcome! Tailgating & General Admission If you want to enjoy the polo sidelines in casual comfort, Sunday tailgating is right for you! Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs, pets (on leashes!), a picnic, and set up your own perfect polo event.Take-away food and beverages are available in the Clubhouse Courtyard.

CANTINA PATIO POLO Saturdays & Sundays, January 9 – April 3, 2016 Saturdays 12pm, Sundays 10am Get close to all of the polo action while dining on the patio of ROC’s Firehouse Grille at the Cantina. Matches feature play-by-play commentary as the thundering hooves roll by. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to arrive early! The Cantina is open Tuesdays through Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers one of the most beautiful sunset views in the desert. Rub shoulders with the players at the Cantina at the weekly Sunday Polo After Party with live entertainment.


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2015–2016 DECEMBER 2015 12–13 Linfoot Polo Clinic 19 Club Chukkers begin Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 26–27 World Gym Tournament (4 Goal)

JANUARY 2016 10 8–17 9–17 9–31 22–31

OPENING DAY: Sunday Polo Opening Tournament (12 Goal) Mack & Madelyn Jason Memorial (7 Goal) Pro Pool League (Every Saturday & Sunday) Coachella Valley Cup (7 Goal & 12 Goal)

FEBRUARY 2016 5–14 6–28 6–28 19–28 27–28 29–Mar 5

Carlton & Keleen Beal Memorial (12 Goal) Fish Creek Cup (7 Goal) Pro Pool League (Every Saturday & Sunday) Fish Creek Cup (12 Goal) Trione Vineyards Seniors Tournament Fields Closed

MARCH 2016 5–6 12–Apr 3 11–Apr 3 12–Apr 3

Eldorado Women’s Open WCT Qualifier Pro Pool League (Every Saturday & Sunday) SKINS Tournament (12 Goal) USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Governor’s Cup (7 Goal)

APRIL 2016 3 CLOSING DAY SKINS Final ($30,000) USPA Pacific Coast Governor’s Cup Final

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Welcome to another exciting season of polo and events at the Eldorado Polo Club! Your participation as a member, student, spectator, or sponsor is greatly appreciated in maintaining an exceptional level of polo at our historic club. Eldorado Polo Club has, since 1957, maintained a reputation as the desert’s premier polo destination and best player-oriented club. As we kick off the 2015-2016 season, a sincere welcome to all the teams, players and ponies that make Eldorado home; we know that you will all enjoy the competitive tournaments and excellent facilities. Our practice and game fields are in the best condition in the club’s history! This season, Eldorado will host monthly 12-Goal, 7-Goal, and Pro Pool league play—making for some of the most competitive polo in the Western U.S. We look forward to hosting many prestigious tournaments in 2015-2016, including the Skins tournament, USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Governor’s Cup, Fish Creek Cup, Mack and Madelyn Jason Memorial, Carlton and Keleen Beal Memorial, World Gym Tournament, Wendell Kerley Memorial, Women’s WCT Challenge, and Trione Seniors Tournament. For junior players, we are hosting the NYTS Qualifier Tournament as well as the annual Fish Creek, Artie Cameron and Joe Barry Tournaments. If you are interested in taking up the great sport of polo, we encourage you contact the Polo & Riding Academy, which offers individual and group instruction for players of all levels. For more detailed information on the Polo & Riding Academy or this season’s action-packed polo schedule, visit www.eldoradopoloclub.com.

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Eldorado Polo Club’s commitment to polo is managed by a great team of dedicated staff: Debbie Morrison and Rob Roenisch, Assistant Polo Managers; James a’Court, Marketing and Events Director; Kyle Fargey, Polo Academy Professional Instructor; Diane Thacker, Controller; and Miguel Ramos, our Field Foreman. We are also pleased to once again have ROC’s Firehouse Grille at the Cantina at Eldorado (which is open 6 days a week!), as well as at the Clubhouse on Sundays. If you want to join in the camaraderie that has drawn players and guests to Eldorado for more than half of a century, join us for polo and the After Polo Party each Sunday! In closing, we would like to recognize our successful ongoing partnership with Goldenvoice, the host company of the Coachella and Stagecoach music events. Their participation helps to preserve the sport of polo at Eldorado. We are always open to hearing your suggestions and feedback as we strive to make Eldorado all that it can be, and we wish everyone the very best this polo season. Sincerely,

Michael C.Ward President of the Board of Directors

Graham Bray Polo Manager


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The Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy caters instruction to everyone, from beginner riders to seasoned polo players: • PRIVATE OR GROUP POLO AND RIDING LESSONS • POLO HORSES FOR RENT, WITH ALL POLO TACK AND EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

“A SAFE, RELAXED AND FUN WAY TO TRY POLO! JUST ONE WARNING: THE SPORT OF POLO IS VERY ADDICTIVE – AFTER ONLY ONE GAME, YOU CAN BECOME HOOKED FOR LIFE!” - Kyle Fargey, Polo Professional & Instructor

• CLINICS AND PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION PACKAGES

Lessons range from 1 to 1.5 hours in duration, and pricing starts at $85. There are a variety of school horses to suit players of all levels, or you are welcome to bring your own seasoned polo horse.

• COACHING LEAGUE WITH PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION AND UMPIRING

For more information, including the monthly lesson schedule, please visit www.eldoradopoloclub.com/polo-academy

• VIDEO REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF SWING MECHANICS

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• CATALOGUE OF LOCAL POLO HORSES FOR SALE • FULL PACKAGES OF TACK AND POLO EQUIPMENT TO GET YOU AND YOUR HORSE READY TO PLAY!


POLO 101

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A polo mallet is made of a flexible bamboo shaft and a hardwood head.The length of mallets ranges from 49 to 54 inches, depending on the height of the horse and player.

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Outdoor polo is played on a field measuring 300 yards long by 160 yards wide. That’s nine football fields!

Players bring at least one pony per chukker to the game and also bring a few “spare” ponies in case one of their mounts gets fatigued. The spare pony is held at either end of the field, ready to play at a moment’s notice!


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POLO FAQ WHAT’S A DIVOT STOMP? At half-time of the game, spectators are encouraged onto the field to replace the chunks of grass torn out by horses during play. This makes the grass surface more even and safe. Polo clubs often serve champagne or libations to encourage spectator participation. P.S. wear wedges or flats—heels are a no-no on the grass!

WHY WHITES? The tradition of white polo pants can be traced back to India, where the game was played in intense heat—players preferred clothing that was light in weight and color.

ARE ALL PLAYERS RIGHT-HANDED? Yes! Imagine left-handed and right-handed drivers trying to gain the right of way from opposite directions on a highway. The right-handed polo rule was made official in 1974—for safety’s sake!

CAN ANYONE TRY POLO? Definitely. The Eldorado Polo & Riding Academy teaches students aged 8 to 80. Learn the basics of the polo swing on a wooden horse in the hitting cage, then mount up on a safe, experienced polo horse to experience the game first-hand.

TEAM JERSEYS #1: THE CLOSER. The number 1 player assumes the most offensive position on the team, working in the zone closest to the team’s own goal. #2: THE WORKHORSE. The number 2 player is often the hardest offensive and defensive worker on the team: running and scoring goals and feeding the ball to the number 1 player, as well as covering the opposing teams’ number 3 player. #3: THE QUARTERBACK. The number 3 player is responsible for field advantage, game strategy, and moving the ball up the field.This is often the player on the team with the highest handicap rating. #4: THE BACK. Number 4 is the primary defensive player, who is responsible for guarding the goal and preventing the opposing team from scoring.

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Every game is officiated by two mounted umpires, and one referee (or “Third Man”) who stands on the field sidelines.These officials are responsible for enforcing the rules of play. When you hear a whistle on the field, a foul has occurred in the game and a penalty will be given. If the mounted umpires disagree on a penalty, they approach the referee to make the ruling.

To start the game, the umpire bowls-in the ball by hand between the line-up of two teams at center field. The main objective is to then put the ball between the goal posts. If you see a flag raised at the end of the field, a goal was scored! All players on the field are able to score goals. After each goal, teams change goal ends and return to center for another bowl-in. In the event of a tie at the end of the game, an extra chukker is played as “sudden-death” overtime.

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PLAYERS AND HANDICAPS Men and women are in direct competition in polo; they compete with and against each other. Each player earns a handicap ranging from -2 Goals to 10 Goals. The higher the handicap, the better the player. Teams competing against each other have even aggregate handicap ratings.

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A player may ride-off (or bump) his or her opponent in order to drive them off the line of the ball.This defensive play is similar to a body check in hockey.The speed and angle of the bump must not pose any serious danger to the player or pony, or a penalty will be called. A player can interfere with an opponent’s shot with a hook; which involves putting his or her mallet in the way of the striker’s swing. Penalties are called for hooking an opponent’s mallet too high in the air, or for reaching over another player’s horse.


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Best Wishes for a Joyful and Safe Season at Eldorado Polo Club THE COORS FAMILY & GLEE WHITE

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Make no mistake – Indio is the City of Festivals and has earned that reputation across the decades through the compilation of events taking place each year. Indio’s festival heritage dates back to the first Date Festival held in 1921 – nine years before the city was officially incorporated. Back then, dates were a relatively unknown, exotic fruit brought from Algiers. Since 1947, the annual Date Festival has been held in February on the Riverside County Fairgrounds. Over the years, it has evolved to include live music performances, the naming of Queen Scheherazade and her court, monster truck shows, carnival rides, rodeo events and more. Every April since 1999, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival moves into the polo grounds. It continues to grow in size and attract headliners from Paul McCartney to Jay-Z, as well as features world-class art installations and sculptures. Originally a two-day event, it is now a three-day experience than spans over two weekends and has become an Indio mainstay. Stagecoach, a country music festival and a sort of “cousin” to Coachella, emerged in 2007 and takes place the weekend after the Music & Arts Festival wraps. Also eventually growing to a three-day gathering, it is home to a national barbecue contest and has become the highest-grossing country festival in the world. Another signature Indio event is December’s International Tamale Festival, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest festival of its kind. Over 130,000 tamale lovers fill the streets of Old Town to sample every type of tamale imaginable. Other activities include a classic car show, folkloric dancing and a variety of live entertainment. It’s no wonder the Food Network named it one of the top-10 food festivals in the country. Through terrific partners, Indio continues to host a wide variety of popular events each year, including the Southwest Arts Festival, the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience and the Discover Indio Block Party. These celebrations increase tourism and put Indio on the world stage with a spotlight that gets bigger every year.

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What to Wear with Whites

Perfect Polo Mallets A foot mallet is a shorter version of a traditional polo mallet, meant to be used when a person is on foot, rather than on a horse. Handmade by Pablo R. Medina, foot mallets are available in a range of sizes and can be color customized or monogrammed with initials. Available at Jackson Hole Horse Emporium.

Made of brown and light tan saddle leather, these handmade embroidered Argentinian polo belts are a must-have for players and fans. Available in a variety of colors and sizes at Jackson Hole Horse Emporium, at Eldorado Polo Club.

High Performance Vision Tested by top-ranked players Mariano Aguerre and Facundo Pieres, Pilla Sport Vigilante eyewear offers specialized filtration for true visual registration of the polo ball, and the geometry of the frame fits perfectly under a helmet. Pilla’s lens wrap design provides total coverage of the eye and the rubber temple construction secures the frame to the player for optimal confidence—even at a full gallop. www.pillasport.com

Fantastic Footing Sock drawers haven’t been the same since Strolling Wild started creating uniquely comfortable foot coverings. These fuchsia and liver chestnut racehorse socks, aptly named The Thoroughbreds, are made in America from premium ring spun cotton, so they feel as good as they look. www.strollingwild.com

Casablanca NV Helmet The latest in Casablanca polo helmet technology, the NV helmet is the lightest and most comfortable helmet available, offering Carbon Fibre, Intelligent Shock Absorption Material, and a removable headband. Available at Jackson Hole Horse Emporium or www.casablancapolo.com.

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Remembering Dorrie In January of 2015, Eldorado Polo Club lost a dear friend. Dorrie Forstmann was a long time player, sponsor and supporter of Eldorado, and her presence is deeply missed.

Dorrie Forstmann (née Thomson) moved from England to the United States in 1954 with her mother, father and sister. In her early 20s, she became a well-known actress, starring in numerous shows including Operation Petticoat and Wonder Woman. Dorrie was introduced to polo in the 1980s, and it quickly became her passion. Playing at the L.A. Equestrian Center and Eldorado Polo Club in California, and in Jackson Hole,Wyoming, Dorrie was one of the top female players and patrons in the country with her team Risky Business. Dorrie was also a part of Piaget’s Chukkers for Charity polo team, along with fellow celebrities Bill Devane, Doug Sheehan, Alex Cord, Stefanie Powers and Pamela Sue Martin.The group raised millions of dollars for charities. In 2002, Dorrie suffered a catastrophic accident and was no longer able to walk. Her strength and willpower were an inspiration to all as she adjusted to her new life. Dorrie continued to love polo from the sidelines; she could often be found enjoying Sunday polo from the Eldorado Clubhouse. Love to you forever Dorrie. xo Your Polo Family

Dorrie was a truly amazing lady. When I first met her— wow! I thought: what a blonde bombshell! But there was so much more to Dorrie. Even when she got hurt, she was always the same—she was friendly, always enjoyed people and was upbeat. We played together the first year she was in the desert and won—it was three ladies and Joe Henderson on the team. It was a very special year, together we replayed the memories a lot. I still have my Risky Business Jacket... ~Susan Stovall Lovely Dorrie. She was always a great teammate, and no one looked better in their whites than she did. ~Bill Devane Dorrie, she was the queen of hearts. She found polo in 1982 and by 1985 she was one of the top 1 Goal rated players in the U.S. Her Risky Business team was at the top level in any tournament they played. No matter how tough things got, Dorrie had joy in her heart and she had love to share with everyone. Dorrie is truly missed. ~Craig Ramsby Dorrie was full of life. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. ~ Joe Henderson Since I was a teenager, Dorrie was a big part of my life. I had the pleasure of playing on her team, working with her horses, and spending 25 summers with her in Jackson Hole. She was always warm and welcoming to everyone and she had such a positive attitude. One of my favorite quotes of hers, that she would say when we were river rafting or barbequing at the ranch was “These ARE the good old days.” ~Cybele Jordan

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POLO INSIDER PREPARING A PONY TO WIN The best polo ponies win polo games. They try their hardest to run fast, stop even faster, turn very quickly, and know where the ball is at all times. Consider the duration of a typical horse race: about 90 seconds. Now consider how long one chukker of a polo game lasts: 7 and ½ minutes! Polo ponies are amazing equine athletes and their game day performance is the culmination of endless hours of conditioning, care, training, and preparation by polo grooms and professional players. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a behindthe-scenes look at some of the work that happens in the weeks leading up to the amazing pony performances we witness throughout the polo season.


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CONDITIONING Polo ponies usually play two tournament games and one practice game a week during the polo season. In order to avoid strain and injury, polo conditioning commences four to six weeks prior to the tournament season. Polo stamina and strength conditioning begin with exercising ponies twice daily on sets. A polo groom or player completes a set by riding one pony and leading three or four others in a group. The exercise track at Eldorado Polo Club is more than 1 mile long, and most ponies complete 2–3 laps of the track in the mornings and afternoons. By exercising the ponies together on sets, grooms and players have enough time to exercise 8–10 ponies twice daily. Once ponies have gained decent conditioning on sets, they commence stick and ball practice. This field-based training involves riding each pony individually while practicing the moves and skills required in polo games. At least once a week, each pony will participate in a 15–20 minute-long stick and ball session. In the weeks immediately leading up to tournament games, players will then take their ponies in practice games, where they fine-tune their mounts for tournaments, determine their pony order, and practice team strategy.

PONY CARE In addition to exercise, a significant amount of ground work and handling are involved in polo. Most ponies eat three meals a day and, because they have small stomachs and very long intestinal tracts, they require 1–2 hours after a feeding before strenuous exercise. The ponies you see playing in 10 am weekend games usually had breakfast before 6 am that morning! Ponies are fed hay and a mixture of grain and supplements, depending on their dietary needs and performance requirements. Hours of hard work are also involved in each pony’s care and turnout, which is to say their physical well-being and appearance. Ponies are groomed and bathed daily. Their coats are clipped to ensure that they do not overheat during exercise, and their manes and tails are trimmed so that they do not get tangled with equipment or other ponies during games.

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GAME DAY

POST-GAME PONY CARE

Before a game, polo grooms clean and double check all of the tack and equipment used by ponies and players. On game day, a polo string may go for a light morning workout if they have an afternoon game, but the bulk of pre-game prep usually involves resting and organizing for the main event!

Great care goes into ensuring that ponies are comfortable after each game. They are cooled down, showered, and their legs are often wrapped with supportive bandages for the evening.

Ponies arrive at the field at least an hour before the game begins. Each pony’s legs are then dressed in polo wraps— soft bandages that support their tendons and protect their legs during the game. A high-goal player will bring as many as eight ponies to a tournament game: that’s 32 legs to wrap before the game begins! Further leg protection is provided by tendon boots—more rigid leg protectors that are secured by a series of Velcro straps. Each pony is then saddled and bridled according to an order of play. The player determines this order before the game, depending on pony preference and broader team dynamics. Polo grooms are experts at tacking and untacking ponies in short-order, and they understand how the equipment must be tailored to each pony in their string. Once the game begins, there is as much adrenaline at the team trailer as there is on the field. Polo grooms work very hard to see the ponies perform their best on game day.

After a weekend of tournament polo, most ponies have a rest day or a day of very light exercise. At the end of the polo season, most polo ponies are given a restful vacation in large pastures. High performance polo ponies are at their best when a regular schedule of exercise, feeding, and rest is maintained. These well cared-for equine athletes enjoy the game (and the win!) as much, if not more, than players or spectators. After all, the game of polo was created with the mentality, talents, and athleticism of these magnificent creatures in mind.

BEST PLAYING PONIES WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN THE BEST PLAYING PONY PRIZE? MEET A FEW OF THE PONIES AND PLAYERS FROM 2015: Best Playing Pony: Fantasma 2015 Governor’s Cup Final Owner: Cotterel Polo Farms “The best playing ponies like Fantasma have huge hearts, love the game, and are so competitive they want to win every play.” Best Playing Pony: Happy 2015 January 6-Goal Final Owner: Jared Sheldon “A best playing pony is a culmination of a lot of hard work. Between the groom at

the barn and the player on the field everything has to come together for a horse to stand above the rest.” Best Playing Pony: Marley World Gym Tournament Final Owner: Jennifer Alexy “Each best playing pony has so much heart and tries so hard every time they step on the field. Marley is a fast learner and she inherited a ton of heart from her mom, Xena. She gets better in every game.”

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THANK YOU ELDORADO FOR 27 YEARS OF POLO MEMORIES. - THE URETZ FAMILY


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GALLERY ELDORADO: SUNDAY POLO Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup action

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GALLERY ELDORADO: SIDELINES

Artie Cameron junior tournament players

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Martin Donovan

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GALLERY ELDORADO: EVENTS

Alex Jacoy and Morley Shortt

Bud Dardi and Mike Uretz with the Wards, Geilers and Bonaguidis

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Long Beach Polo in the Grooms Race

Ambassador Glen and Gloria Holden with the Galindo and Leary families

Schindels with Cathy, Levi and Jesse Butler

Jan Ray, Dick Shaloub and friends

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Whether you are a polo pro or aficionado, these luxury lifestyle destinations are a must on the bucket list.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas is not what it used to be. This ideal spot at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula started as a quaint fishing village bordering the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. After John Steinbeck wrote about his love for the region, Hollywood stars like John Wayne and Bing Crosby became fishing frequents, and an unexpected level of fame followed.

There is only one place to stay in Cabo: One&Only Palmilla. After receiving an $80 million makeover, the historic Palmilla property re-opened as an exclusive One&Only resort. One&Only Palmilla welcomes guests back to a resort that is better than ever with completely refurbished guest rooms and suites, new adult outdoor lounging areas with panoramic ocean views, and a new spa and fitness center. Guests also enjoy the best cuisine, golf, and yachting that Cabo offers, and families appreciate loads of kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activities and time at the unforgettable beaches of the Baja.

Visit Cabo today, and you are likely to catch a glimpse of George Clooney or Jennifer Aniston. A serious real estate and tourism boom hit during the 1980s, and the region now offers everything from golfing, diving, luxury resorts and highend nightclubs, to an international film festival and numerous polo competitions.

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6th Annual Club Polo Baja Gold Cup in Los Cabos, Mexico (Images by Mariano Lemus)

Where to Play Located just a few miles north of downtown Cabo San Lucas, nestled between the rugged hills and pristine beaches, is Club Polo Cabo, an international destination for polo players and fans alike.

Club Polo Baja Gold Cup, with players competing from England, the U.S., Canada and Mexico. With three players per side on a reduced-size field, the sponsored teams of One&Only Palmilla, Me Hotel, National Car Rental, and La Jolla Polo competed for bronzes, tequila, and, of course, bragging rights!

Club Polo Cabo was founded in 2006 by Tony Yahyai to create a fun destination polo experience for players from around the world. Less than a decade later, Tony’s vision is a fantastic polo reality. The club recently hosted the 6th Annual

When the polo games are done, players in Cabo enjoy a series of unforgettable events, including cocktail parties, the International Film Festival, 5-star dinners, a charity auction supporting the Equine Therapy Foundation, and more!

Everything about a trip to Cabo is special.The One&Only Palmilla has private rooms just a few steps away from the beach, and the food is 5 stars. Club Polo Cabo is a very fun and friendly polo club for all levels— and the venue is so unique. I hope to get another opportunity to stay and play in Cabo. –Patrick Uretz, Professional Polo Player and Member of Team USA

St. James, Barbados Barbados is an island getaway like no other. Drawing on its English, African, and West Indian roots, Barbados has established its own distinctive identity. The people are passionate and full of life. The beaches are beautiful white sand. There is exceptional cuisine and even more delicious rum punch, not to mention 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. There is also no shortage of amazing resorts or exciting activities to enjoy on the island. Golfing, fishing, surfing, diving, swimming with turtles, hiking, and, in keeping with their British heritage, world-class polo. Photo courtesy Barbados Tourism Authority

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Where to Play Apes Hill Polo Club is located in the Apes Hill Club, a luxurious community in the center of Barbados. The club features a golf course and full-sized polo field surrounded by rolling meadows, dense tropical forest, coral stone quarries, and the Caribbean Sea. The polo season in Barbados runs from December through May, and tournament play runs throughout the week. Tournaments are often held in cooperation with the two other main polo clubs in Barbados, Holders and Lion Castle.Visitors who would like to participate or sign up for individual or group lessons can rent horses (equipment and drinks provided) from the school at Apes Hill Polo Club, which is managed by professional polo player Jamie Dickson.

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You don’t have to travel far after polo to reach some amazing restaurants in La Quinta. In the luxury boutique hotel, the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, visit Mélange for the only lakeside dining in the greater Palm Springs area. Mélange offers exquisitely prepared food using only the finest ingredients procured from small California family farms. Classic dishes are prepared with contemporary flair with light and flavorful sauces infused with fresh herbs, grown in the herb garden at the Chateau. Mélange offers modern cuisine for those who enjoy eating and living well. Bon appétit!

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If you are in the fiesta mood, visit Las Casuelas Quinta, where the legendary Mexican cuisine is inspired by four generations of tradition. Be transported to a romantic southof-the-border destination as you stroll into Las Casuelas’ charming courtyard and take in the three fireplaces that warm this colorful and inviting restaurant.

Whether savoring a Las Casuelas Margarita by the fire on the cozy outdoor Palapa Patio or enjoying the live entertainment in the Cantina, you’re sure to feel tradition bridged with creativity. The Quinta kitchen serves many local favorites, including chimichangas, sizzling fajitas and tostada supremas along with some new and already popular dishes, smoked jalapeno baby back ribs and BBQ grilled chicken flautas. Las Casuelas Quinta opens daily at 10:30am, and low carb and children’s menu are also available. Reservations are recommended. Join the fiesta!

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LG’s Prime Steakhouse

In the mood for world-class steak after a long day at the polo club? LG’s Prime Steakhouse, with elegant locations in both Palm Springs and La Quinta, offers unforgettable dining Menu Offerings experiences in the desert.

Shogun’s master chefs will dazzle you with their samurai-like swordsmanship as they skillfully slice, dice, juggle, and entertain, while preparing premium steak, seafood, chicken and vegetable entrees on a sizzling Teppanyaki grill. An extensive menu of intriguing appetizers and unique sushi rolls accompanies the entrée list, and be sure to pair your meal with Shogun label wines, or their own brand-name sake: Jiro’s Sake.This new desert hotspot also offers many popular organic and natural products to healthconscious customers, including organic tofu, miso soup, eggs, soy sauce and more.

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• Vast selection of menu items including premium beef and other meats, fresh seafood If you are traveling to Palm Desert after polo, plan to dine at Why Prime, you ask? It’s simple: is the very best. Prime is and vegetables prepared through a varietyPrime of methods.

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décor set against an unforgettable desert panorama. Classically • Offering many popular organic and natural products to health conscious customers; LG’s Prime steaks have the necessary marbling to deliver that organic tofu, brown rice, miso soup, eggs, soy sauce and more. trained Chef Gerard Brunett defines his cuisine at Bellatrix as great taste and texture which gives guests a remarkable steak-

• Specially selected wines from Northern California Napa Sonoma Counties),American Continental with a touch of Asian and Mediterranean eating experience. All of the steaks LG’s (i.e. serves areand USDA Prime as well as prestigious Jizake (sake) from various regions of Japan. influence, along with traditional fine-dining steak and seafood fare.

only. Midwestern corn-fed beef, fresh and never frozen, is aged

• Original and unique cocktails using are fresh squeezedright juicesthere and fruits. to perfection, and the prepared Prime steaks trimmed in ManyExtensive wines complement the menu with an array of California Chardonnays, Pinots and Cabernets from great vintners and elegant flavorful house drinks served in different shaped ceramic mugs. their kitchen.

boutique wineries. A full selection of specialty cocktails and beers

• Shogun label wines; Chardonnay-crispy dry white wine and Cabernet Sauvignon-dry are also available, as well as an appetizing bar menu. The wine list at Prime Steakhouse offers more than 350 yet smooth flavorful redLG’s wine.

selections, making it is one of the largest of any steakhouse in the

• Jiro’s Sake – Our own brand named sake; Junmai which is extra dry sake and Nigori Coachella valley and Palm Springs area. With well over 100 Napa which is unfiltered silky mild sake.


Valley Cabernets to choose from, you will always find the perfect bottle of wine to accompany your world class steak.

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Discover a whole new dining experience at Shogun. Shogun brings the traditional Omotenashi-style of service to their new location in Palm Desert—entertaining guests from the heart and putting special effort into satisfying guests’ needs.

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Menu Offerings

With a commanding view of the Classic Club’s 400-acre Arnold Palmer designed golf course and the Little San Bernardino Mountains beyond, Bellatrix Restaurant offers breathtaking vistas from the second floor of the Mediterranean-style clubhouse. Bellatrix is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. and dinner Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

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• Vast selection of menu items including premium beef and other meats, fresh seafood and vegetables prepared through a variety of methods. • Offering many popular organic and natural products to health conscious customers; organic tofu, brown rice, miso soup, eggs, soy sauce and more.

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• Specially selected wines from Northern California (i.e. Napa and Sonoma Counties), as well as prestigious Jizake (sake) from various regions of Japan. • Original and unique cocktails prepared using fresh squeezed juices and fruits. Many

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Looking for an unforgettable cliff-side dining experience 650 feet above the desert floor? Look no further than The Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. The Edge presents the most remarkable Prime steak, seafood and wine experiences in the greater Palm Springs valley. Highlighted by spectacular views from its dramatic cliff-side setting, The Edge Steakhouse specializes in premium dry-aged bone-in meats and the freshest seafood available globally. The

Edge Steakhouse features its own dry-aging room as well as an international wine list that is unrivaled in the Southern California desert. Presenting dinner, The Edge Steakhouse complements its outstanding Prime steak and seafood offerings with an expansive list of new and classic sides, and an expertly curated selection of the finest wines available. Pair your next dining experience with an unequalled view of the Santa Rosa Mountains and desert valley and enjoy hospitality that only the Ritz-Carlton can provide. Reservations required, open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS

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Good luck to all teams at Eldorado Polo Club in 2016

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WINNER La Petrona: Jenny LuttrellBenardoni, Jillian Tiejte, Jennifer Alexy, Claudia Uretz

WINNER Media Spur: Kim Ross, Gale Derricott, Stephanie Davidson, Megan Kozminski,Amelia Gilroy

TRIONE VINEYARDS SENIORS 1. WINNER 2. BEST PONY Old Santa Barbara: Leigh Breechen, Rouletta, owned and played by Dan Horn, Andrew Bossom, Pat Andrew Bossom Nesbitt

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3. BEST PONY Marley, owned and played by Jennifer Alexy

2. RUNNER UP World Gym: Brianna Galindo, Carlitos Galindo, George Conkwright/Carol Hempker, Daniel Galindo

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WINNER Edelweiss: Carole Lessine, Ulysses Escapite, Martin Donovan, Enrique Zavaleta

WINNER Northern Blizzard: John Rooney, Jason Crowder, Herndon Radcliff, Joe Henderson

WINNER Edelweiss: Carole Lessine, Ulysses Escapite, Martin Donovan, Enrique Zavaleta

USPA NATIONAL YOUTH TOURNAMENT SERIES 1. WINNER Coors: Hank Uretz, Joseph Coors, Riley Jordan, Cassidy Wood 2. RUNNER UP Triangle Bar: Randy Heredia, Hope Kerley,

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WINNER JAN 3/4

WINNER JAN 10/11

WINNER JAN 17/18

Antelope: Shane Flock, Emma Tooth, Luis Saracco, Grant Palmer

Palm Desert: Grant Palmer, Danny Horn, Max Menini, Dan Horn

Antelope: Geoff Palmer, Grant Palmer, Emma Tooth, Santiago Trotz

WINNER JAN 24/25

WINNER JAN 31/FEB 1

WINNER FEB 7/8

BD&P: Shane Flock, Grant Palmer, James Kidd, Diego Cossio

Coors: Jesse Bray, Joeseph Coors, Shane Flock, Suzanne Figi (sub. Gustavo Patino)

Pheasant Hollow: Susan Adams, Megan Judge, Debra Vermoch, Tim Rudy

WINNER FEB 14/15

WINNER FEB 21/22

WINNER MAR 8/9

Orepac: Lee Pettigrew, Andrea Rodriguez, Glen Hart, Diego Cossio

Film Finance: Leigh Breechen, Andrew Bossom, Bayne Bossom, Diego Cossio

Hackett: Andrew Bossom, Bayne Bossom, Dave Carlson, John Eicher

WINNER MAR 14/15

WINNER MAR 21/22

WINNER MAR 28/29

Hidden Creek: Lee Pettigrew, Eric Hammon, Sean Keyes, Dan Juarez

Orepac: Denny Geiler, Susan Adams, Glen Hart, Mariano Fassetta

Will Rogers: Steve Pollack, Murray Farmer, Bayne Bossom, Andrew Bossom, Diego Cossio

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Artie Cameron Memorial - Advanced Level

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MEET THE JUNIOR PLAYERS What is it about polo that excites junior players? We asked a few players in the Eldorado Junior Polo Program to share their passion for polo: NAME: ULYSSES ESCAPITE AGE: 7 “What I love most about polo is riding horses and being able to have fun with my friends.” Ryan Kerley

NAME: THOMAS STEINKE AGE: 8 “I like polo because it is a fast and competitive sport, and I like how it is a game you can play with your whole family.” NAME: NICOLAS STEINKE AGE: 5 “I love hitting the ball, scoring, hooking and fighting for the ball.”

Ulysses Escapite and Nicolas Steinke

Haley Schneider

NAME: HOPE KERLEY AGE: 15 “Polo has taught me teamwork and horsemanship. The main things I love about polo are the horses, the people and the competition.” NAME: HALEY SCHNEIDER AGE: 15 “The reason I play polo out of 7,999 other sports is because I love speed, hitting the ball and talking to the horses.”

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SPECIAL EVENTS Incorporate polo into your next family, corporate, or charity event. Eldorado Polo Club facilities are available for special events, and can accommodate groups of any size.The Clubhouse and lake are perfect for weddings, parties, and corporate events. For more casual occasions, the Cantina provides a great relaxed atmosphere.

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James aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Court, 1

Susan Adams, B

Jennifer Alexy, A.5

Caroline Anier, 2

Jessica Bailey, 1

Francisco Benardoni, 2

Peter Blake, 3

Doug Blumenthal, 2

Krista Bonaguidi, B

Ron Bonaguidi, A

Andrew Bossom, A

Bayne Bossom, B

Chad Bowman, 2

Graham Bray, 3

Jesse Bray, 5

Leigh Brecheen, A

Andrea Brereton, A

Madelyn Cobb, A.5

Stephen Cobb, A

George Conkwright, B

Jana Conkwright, B

Susan Cooley, B

Cecily Coors, B

Joseph Coors, B

Ruben Coscia, 5

Jason Crowder, 6

Alonso Cruz, A

Juan Curbelo, 5

Jake Devane, 1.5

Dave Dollinger, A

John Eicher, 3

Ulysses Escapite, 4

Dayelle Fargey, 1.5

Kyle Fargey, 3

Murray Farmer, A

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Mariano Fassetta, 5

Suzanne Figi, B

Taylor Freeman, 2

Brianna Galindo, A.5

Carlitos Galindo, 3

Carlos Galindo, 4

Daniel Galindo, 2

Nicolai Galindo, 4

Denny Geiler, A

Sterling Giannico, 4

Amelia Gilroy, B

George Gilstrap, A

Juan Gonzales, 2

Matthew Gonzales, 3

Mariano Gutierrez, 5

Glen Hart, A

Carol Hempker, B

Joe Henderson, 4

Dan Horn, A

Danny Horn, B

Kimo Huddleston, 3

Lynni Hutton, B

Lyn Jason Cobb, B

Shannon John Johnson, B

Cybele Jordan, A

Mike Jordan, 1

Antonio Juarez, 1

Dan Juarez, 3

Reuben Katz, B

Kim Kelly, A

Chris Kerley, 2

Mike Kerley, 2

James Kidd, B.5

Justin Klentner, 1

Jake Klentner, A

Luke Klentner, B

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Virgil Kyle, A

Diego Larregli, 2

Carole Lessine, A

Jennifer Luttrell-Benardoni, A

Nicolas Maciel, 4

Chris Maloney, 1

Gregorio Mariscal, 1.5

Ron Mathison, A

Malia McCoy, 1

Topo Mendez, 2

Max Menini, 4

Bryan Middleton, 3

Carin Middleton, A.5

Remy Muller, 3

Kit Neacy, B

Pat Nesbitt, A

Pedro Orellana, 3

Geoff Palmer, A

Grant Palmer, B

Heather Perkins, A

Charlie Petersen, 2

Lee Pettigrew, A

Jenny Phipps, A

Steve Pollack, B

Pat Powell, A

Craig Ramsby, 1

Abby Riggs, 1

Ryan Robertson, A

Andrea Rodriguez, B

John Rooney, 1.5

August Roth, A

Tim Rudy, 3

Ignacio Saracco, 3

Luis Saracco, 4

Cheryl Schindel, B.5

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Greg Schindel, A

Jared Sheldon, 4

Shannon Smull, B

Craig Steinke, 1

Dina Stuart, B

Joseph Stuart, 4

Alvaro Tadeo, 3

Emma Tooth, B.5

Santiago Trotz, 5

Claudia Uretz, A

Hank Uretz, A

Mike Uretz, A

Patrick Uretz, 4

Tony Uretz, 1.5

Wiley Uretz, 2

Felipe Vercellino, 5

Debra Vermoch, B

Paul von Gontard, A

Gaston von Wernich, 5

Dan Walker, 2

Mike Ward, A

Gery Warner, A

Dylan Warner, A

Kate Weber, A.5

Glee White, A

Ronai White, B

Reg Whyte, A

Colleen Wilson, A

Ashton Wolf, 3

Isabella Wolf, 1

Jim Wright, 1.5

Santiago Wulff, 5

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MIGUEL RAMOS

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FIELD FOREMAN

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