Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa polo
Yesterday Wednesday April 1st, the Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa continued with the first game of the low goal division as the Zatara team made its Casa de Campo debut vs Azimut. Among the crowd watching the game unfold was Alice Caslini de Moriconi and her father Mauro Caslini of IBI Yachts based in the Marina Casa de Campo, representatives of AZIMUT in the Caribbean, who were happy to see their team in action.

Mauro Caslini with the AZIMUT polo team

While not quiet as exciting as the high goal games we have enjoyed over the last 2 weeks, the face-off between Azimut and Zatara had plenty of thrilling moments and we look forward to seeing both teams play again in the finals this Saturday April 4th – remember the celebrations start from 11am so get there early! Now over to Casa de Campo Director of Polo for a rundown on the action:

Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa, low goal – by Calixto Garcia-Velez

Omar Fernandez team captain for Zatara played his best game of the year scoring (3) very nice goals ably assisted by Teto Castillo. Heriberto Constanza the team play maker sent some long passes up the field which powered his team to a 8-3 lead. Meanwhile Azimut took to the field for the first time together today and were a bit out of sync. Local Casa de Campo villa owner Herbert Schoderbock just returning from an elbow injury, scored two amazing goals plus one more that he hit out of the air from fifty yards, eliciting a big round of applause from the spectators and kickstarting a mini comeback for Azimut. Oscar Quintero started to warm up in the third chukker and made some great passes to Herbert while exerting pressure on the Zatara players causing them to make some mistakes which helped Azimut climb back into the match. It was Oscar Quintero’s first official tournament match and he did not disappoint. Both Oscar and Omar are new to the game and both played extremely well. In the end, Zatara was the better team pulling away with the win 9-6, but don’t count Azimut out yet as they have a great chance to make the finals… 
The excitement continues today with the last tournament rounds of the high goal competition, MARAT LEGAL Lopera vs. HOLA! at 2:30pm and La Carbuccia vs. LECHUZA at 4:30pm. Despite the finalists already being decided for Saturday (La Carbuccia vs. LECHUZA), we nevertheless are looking forward to a fun afternoon of polo – with some excellent tailgating with Stella Artois Cidre. (Click here to find out more about the “tailgating with Stella Artois Cidre).  And after that it’s the finals on Saturday April 4th, events and activities start with the red carpet opening at 11am. Just check out our video for a glimpse of what’s to come:

Finals of the Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa

WHEN: Saturday April 4th, 11am-6pm WHERE: Casa de Campo polo fields SPONSORED BY: Veuve Clicquot, Vinos SA, Casa de Campo, Casa de Campo Polo Club, Stella Artois, Azimut, INFINITI and SILGON. DRESS CODE: Whimsical Chic with a Touch of Polo For the ladies think maxi dresses, wedges or flats, wide-brimmed hats, funky sunglasses and statement jewellery. For the gentlemen we’re talking shirts and slacks, and for the most stylish- light jackets and even bow ties. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: 11am: CasaLife / Stella Artois red carpet opening Come strut your stuff and show off your #PoloStyle on the red carpet. 11am-2pm: Complimentary pony rides for the little ones! You bring your little ones. we bring the ponies – fun for all the family! 12pm-2pm: A toast with Stella Artois As one of the event sponsors, Stella Artois will be offering a round of complimentary Stellas to the first 200 people, who also get a Stella Artois Chalice to take home with them. 12pm-2pm: Live music with Chantal del Pino  All-day: CasaLife / Stella Artois Brunch Reserve your picnic table free of charge: hello@silgon.net

The La Cantina/CasaLife bar The La Cantina/CasaLife bar will be open all day serving a variety of drinks and cocktails, and between 12pm-2pm there’ll be a special on mimosas!

Brunch! Come eat, drink and be merry! Trattoria Pizzarelli will be serving freshly baked pizza all day! Meanwhile Lucas, everyone’s favorite Italian restaurant in La Romana, has prepared a delicious brunch menu with treats such as quiche, mini caprese salad, paninis and even cannoli!

2pm: Low goal final The two finalists of the low goal competition will compete to be crowned the low goal champions of the Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa.

2pm: Opening of The Veuve Clicquot Experience Tent Exclusive invited guests will enjoy the days activities in unique #ClicquotStyle.

3pm: Divot Stomping with Veuve Clicquot All spectators are encouraged to converge on the field to stomp down the turf that has been torn up by the pony’s hooves… Everyone taking part in this fun activity will get a complimentary glass of champagne from Veuve Clicquot.

3:30pm: Paso Fino show by ADOPASO ADOPASO, the Dominican Association of Paso Fino Horse Breeders, will be coming to Casa de Campo especially for this event, and will be bringing some of their finest Paso Finos and riders to showcase the elegance and beauty of these incredible horses.

4:30pm: High goal final The two finalists of the high goal competition will compete to be crowned the high goal champions of the Casa de Campo Copa Semana Santa.

6pm: Awards ceremony

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