The Greatest Show on Grass

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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships—October 24th

While most of us are still lathering on sunscreen, enjoying a summer-evening hack, or working our way through the best-of-summer book-reading lists, scores of people are hard at work planning “The Greatest Show on Grass.”

The 5th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships will return to Scottsdale, Arizona, Saturday, October 24, 2015. With exciting new team match-ups and solid non-stop showdown action against breathtaking backdrops of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, this exhilarating two-day event is guaranteed to live up to its reputation as the country’s most attended polo event.

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Polo icon and GQ Model Nic Roldan, one the sport’s hottest stars (see “At Home with Nic Roldan,” EQ Spring 2015), returns to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships with the Aspen Valley Polo Club to take on the reigning champions from the Clogau Wales Polo Team in the signature match of the day.

Roldan, 32, named as one of the “Top 50 Most Eligible Bachelors,” started riding at age 2 and turned pro when he was 14. He was the youngest player to compete and win the prestigious U.S. Open at age 15. Roldan, rated at eight goals, has competed in every major tournament around the world and is one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.

The Aspen Valley Polo Club will be making its debut in Scottsdale. The club is owned by Marc and Melissa Ganzi, one of America’s most prominent polo families. (Visit the Ganzi’s in EQ magazine, page 80) Aspen Valley Polo Club hosts the annual Piaget World Snow Polo Championships in December. The high-end event is considered one of the hottest social events in Aspen, the only American city to host a snow polo tournament.

Two other matches will take place earlier in the day including Club Polo Cabo vs. Polo Azteca, and the San Diego Polo Club contesting The Arizona Polo Club. A polo clinic by some of the Valley’s premier players will follow.

Fashionable guests mingling in VIP tents, champagne-in-hand divot stomps, and lavish parties are all synonymous with the sport of kings. The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, offering its variety of activities and scope of entertainment, has convincingly earned the moniker, The Polo Party.

Unique event elements

Prepare to bid on some of the country’s finest contemporary art at the Live Larsen Auction with a rare Picasso, Milton Avery, and LeRoy Neiman pieces up for bid. Strut your pooch in the 2015 Canine Couture show, or watch the world’s longest catwalk fashion show. Exotic- and luxury-car enthusiasts will also get a sneak preview of some serious horsepower at the world-famous 2016 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

Scottsdale’s Arabian Horse Show will give live performances throughout the day. Sit field-side sipping champagne in The Moet Champagne and Jazz Lounge and enjoy the daylong festivities.

New elements this year will feature a High-Tea tent presented by The Phoenician, and Phoenix Symphony Quartet performances during live polo action.

Win tickets, compliments of EQ magazine

2 VIP tickets to the Larsen Art Auction/Picasso Tent and General Admission: The Larsen LIVE Art Auction Lounge tickets include access to the covered, field-side tent where guests can view all the fine and contemporary art that will be auctioned at the event in addition to areas listed below.

General Admission (GA) Tickets: The GA passes grant access to the main event, including spectator bleachers, picnic area, Saguaro Hotel Hospitality Tent and Heineken Pavilion. Watch for details on our Facebook page and

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