Friday January 12th, the Casa de Campo Polo department hosted a beautiful evening cocktail party at Minitas Beach Club to start off their season. Guests enjoyed refreshing cocktails and delicious appetizers under the stars by the sea celebrating the commencement of the third annual DR Polo Challenge.
During the cocktail party, Dr. Fernando Arata, Dr. José López, and Andrés Pichardo gave encouraging speeches predicting a strong season and inspiring the team and guests at the event, getting everyone excited for the upcoming games. Dr. Fernando Arata also presented the Casa de Campo Polo Team with their sleek new navy blue official team polo shirts!
This polo season there are four international Cups taking place and we have high hopes that the Casa de Campo Polo Team will take home the gold! The first tournament, the Héctor Vargas Cup, is named after renowned Dominican polo player, Héctor Vargas, who played for 30 years and is remembered dearly by the Dominican polo community. The games began last week in Casa de Campo and continue this week with the Casa de Campo Polo Team playing Lechuza Caracas Tuesday, the 23rd of January. On Thursday, the 25th, all four teams will compete again before heading into finals on Saturday, the 27th of January when the teams will battle to be winners of the first Cup of the third annual DR Polo Challenge.
After the Héctor Vargas Cup, the teams will be competing in three more tournaments, the Bronze Cup set to take place February 3rd – 17th, the Silver Cup set to take place February 24th – March 10th, and finally the Gold Cup, set for March 15th – 31st. It is sure to be a fast paced, fun, and entertaining polo season ahead of us!
See below gallery for pictures taken by Laura Perdomo at the Polo Cocktail Friday, January 12th at Minitas Beach Club: