2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic

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Pull out your fanciest hat, and enjoy the unmatched thrill of polo!

 

 

Helping, horses and hats—what’s there not to love? The 2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic returns this Saturday, July 20th to raise funds for People Helping People, a non-profit organization that provides assistance and empowers people to remove themselves from the cycle of poverty.

 

All the excitement will take place at Circle JB Polo Ranch, which features a gorgeous panoramic view of the Santa Ynez Valley. Guests will enjoy the exciting, fast paced game of polo live and up close, featuring local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities and several of the highest rated polo players in the world.

 

T.J. Barrack, a local player participating in this weekend’s match, told The Santa Barbara Independent, “(I) have no doubt that the teams we are putting together for the Polo Classic will provide a highly competitive and enjoyable match. It will be really exciting to have such great competitors playing in a beautiful setting where guests are seated so close to the action.”

 

Both General and VIP tickets are available for purchase. VIP Admission will include: a champagne reception, preferred tented seating, a delicious three-course gourmet luncheon, priority parking, goody bag and VIP/Player reception. General Admission will include parking and shuttle to the field, field level seating close to the action and food and beverage—including beer and wine—available for purchase. There will also be an opportunity to win some amazing prizes in the Para Charity drawings, and all winners are guaranteed to walk away happy.

 

All guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. Ladies, that means pull out your biggest and best hats—there will be a celebrity-judged hat contest!

 

10:30 A.M. Gates Open for VIP Parking and Shuttles

11:00 A.M. – VIP Champagne Reception; Para Charity Opens

12:15 P.M. – General Admission Gates Open

12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. – VIP Luncheon and Entertainment

1:15 P.M. – Parade of Players & Presentation of Colors

1:30 – 3:30 P.M. – Polo Matches Begin

2:00 P.M. – Hat Contest Winner and First Drawing Announced

3:30 – 4:00 P.M. – Presentation of Awards and Last Drawing

 

Tickets are still available for purchase. Last year’s inaugural event was an unqualified success with a near sell-out crowd of 650 in attendance. Come see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy the 2nd Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic—all while helping a great local cause.

 

DETAILS

 

www.syvphp.org/events/poloclassic

 

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Location: Circle JB Polo Ranch. 560 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA 93427

Time: Doors open at 10:30 A.M. for VIP and 12:15 P.M. for General Admission; match begins at 1:30 P.M.

Admission: General Tickets, $10 Adult Tickets $5 Child Tickets (12 & under); $250 VIP Tickets

Contact: Call 805.686.0295 or e-mail Fahim Farag at [email protected]

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages

A fantasy of cottages, chateau suites and deluxe guest rooms in the heart of Solvang. 1564 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. 1-800-824-6444

www.winevalleyinn.com