Touted as America’s most attended polo event, The Scottsdale Ferrari-Maserati Polo Championships: Horses and Horsepower is back for its third year Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd at the WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona Polo Fields. The three-match showdown, which drew more than 9,000 fans last year, has kicked the polo action into high gear bringing some new energy to the event. The polo clubs participating this year include: a new international flair with Clogau Wales Polo Team (United Kingdom); an all-female team, captained by Sunny Hale; 2012 college champions, the University of Virginia, polo star Jeff Hall, who will be captaining the U.S. Military team and returning high school champion, Work to Ride. The heart-stopping polo action isn’t the only feature at WestWorld on November 1st and 2nd. Attendees will also enjoy a sneak preview of the 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and see some serious horsepower with a preview of the world-famous Barrett-Jackson 2014 Collector Car Auction along with local car clubs lining the field. This year will also feature the 2013 Arizona Porsche Concours d’Elegance car show. To reserve tickets, tables or become a sponsor visit www.thepoloparty.com.
On the same day as the Piaget Hamptons Cup, Piaget hosted the finals of the USPA Piaget Silver Cup tournament, the oldest polo trophy awarded in the United States. It was an intense competition between Farmers & Merchants Bank (FMB) and La Herradura and a true family affair with both teams boasting brothers — Memo and Carlos Gracida playing for La Herradura and Danny and Henry Walker playing for FMB. The two teams were evenly matched and tied throughout much of the day, but FMB pulled ahead in the last three minutes and finished with a 12-11 win. Lucas Criado scored eight goals and was named MVP, while his mare, La Bamba, was named Best Playing Pony. On-hand to enjoy the action was Piaget’s U.S. polo ambassador, Jeff Hall, along with his wife, Michelle Hall. In the photo, Farmer’s and Merchants Bank wins the USPA Piaget Silver Cup.
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