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The Dueños dinner-dance-party is one of the biggest and best celebrations in the Casa de Campo social calendar, so is it any wonder we have more photos for you to enjoy!?
This year Dueños 2014, the celebration hosted by Casa de Campo and Costasur for its loyal villa owners took place on Friday and Saturday the 21th and 22nd of November, and despite a little rain it was yet again a great success!
Throughout the day Casa de Campo villa owners enjoyed all the many activities that makes Casa de Campo such a wonderful place to live or vacation in. There was a golf tournament played on the Teeth of the Dog and the Links (click here for photos), a shooting tournament (click here for photos), a tennis tournament (click here for photos), the Casathon mini-marathon (click here for photos), yoga on Minitas Beach and horseback riding.
Meanwhile in the evening, more than 1,000 Casa de Campo villa owners came together for a night of great food and dancing at the La Romana Country Club.
Hosts of Dueños 2014, Alfonso Paniagua & Rafael Torres
The following collection of images were taken by Wilfredo Álvarez at the La Romana Country Club during Dueños 2014 in Casa de Campo:
Dueños 2014 – Event Overview
As has become the tradition, at the “Entrega de los Regalos“, Casa de Campo’s Dueños (villa owners) picked up their “goody bags” and enjoyed a feria of different events and activities set up by each Casa de Campo department – showcasing what it is they have to offer not only tourists, but also villa owners!
Also in attendance at the “Entrega de los Regalos” was Rebecca Hughes (me!) and Philip Silvestri, as well as a few members of our team, representing SILGON – meeting and greeting all our friends and fans (!) and enjoying a brindis sponsored by Chivas 18.
Dueños 2014 Yoga on the Beach
A little after sunrise and in the early morning glow at Minitas Beach, a surprisingly large group of Casa de Campo villa owners welcomed the morning with a invigorating yoga class led by local yoga teacher and holistic life coach Kyra Montague, who is also now running the Casa de Campo Spa with Ki-Ra Holistic Living.
Just a little later than the yoga, Casa de Campo’s running community were raring to go. Setting off from Minitas Beach, the competitive group completed a 5km circuit in as little as 20 minutes! Very impressive – we were exhausted just watching!
With the participation of Dueños big and small, the tennis tournament played at the La Terraza tennis club was divided into 4 categories and played in a round robin format.
Each competitor of the shooting tournament got 25 shots to prove themselves as Casa de Campo’s best marksman (and woman). For many, the Dueños 2014 clay shooting tournament was their first attempt at this deceptively challenging (both physically and mentally) sport – perhaps some discovering a passion and talent that we’ll see them shooting more regularly in the future?
Dueños 2014 Horseback riding
Throughout the day, groups of Casa de Campo villa owners enjoyed horseback riding through the resort. A non-competitive and fun way to pass a few hours with the family.
With nearly 200 Casa de Campo villa owners taking part on both the Links and the Teeth of the Dog golf courses, the Dueños 2014 golf tournament was without a doubt the most popular activity of the Dueños weekend (after the beach party of course).
Dueños 2014 Polo Tournament
Was rained off this year 🙁
More than 1,000 Casa de Campo villa owners and their families enjoyed a magnificent night at the La Romana Country Club. With tables clustered in and around the main club house, as well as on the garden terrace outside, it was not the beach, but it was beautiful none the less!
Speeches were presented by vice-president and administrator of Costasur Casa de Campo, Alfonso Paniagua and Rafael Torres, president of the Casa de Campo resort, followed by the prize-giving ceremony and dancing with Victor Mitrov and DJ Luz…