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The Casa de Campo Polo Club hosted an exhilarating day of polo this past Saturday, March 11th. The first-ever Ladies Polo Cup presented by Patricia Robalino was filled with great energy as players, spectators, and sponsoring companies all came together to enjoy a sunny Saturday afternoon.
In a highly competitive and fast-paced match, the T Pack Ladies Polo Team defeated American Express with a score of 4-3, breaking the tie in the last two minutes of the final chukker. The winning team was awarded the coveted Champion’s Cup, while individual players were recognized for their outstanding performance. Clelia Crespo was named the Best Player of the Cup, Praxilla Trabatton was recognized as the Best Handicap Player, and Arianna van Schermbeek received the Fair Play award.
Beyond the sporting event, the tournament also celebrated women and honored the work of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental’s Madres Maravilla program. The program empowers single mothers in the tourism industry who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and need to generate income to support their families. The proceeds from the auction held during the tournament were donated to this worthy cause.
The first edition of the tournament was organized by Carolina Rainer de Matos with the collaboration of Patricia Panzarasa, Director of the Women’s Polo Circuit in Argentina, Fernando Arata, Director of the Casa de Campo Polo Club, Jessica Bernardi, and the unwavering support of Dr. Leo Matos from Central Romana and avid polo player. Distinguished personalities in attendance included Italian Ambassador Stefano Queirolo Palmas, Ecuadorian jewelry designer Patricia Robalino, Cesar Tirado, Scotiabank Marina Chavón branch manager, and Gabino Guzmán from T Pack Courier.
Spectators were treated to the finest offerings from top-notch brands such as Veuve Cliquot, Voila, Higueral, Gourmet Market, Bodega Convenio Las Claras, El Catador, in a stylish tent designed by Sarah Troncoso. The tournament also received sponsorship from Quezada, Casa de Campo Real Estate, Espaillat, La Taquera, Spirit of Polo, Tokkio, Arena Gorda, La Bahía, Asociación Popular, Onnos, Costa Tropical, Melissa Odabash, Fiat, Volvo, One Bike, Grupo Yunein, Oncoserv, Gamal, De la mesa, SBG, Bronch, Antibes, Playadito, Fashion Warehohuse, and Linda de Alma.
The T-Pack team was composed of Praxilla Trabattoni (IT) 3 T, Malena Sicilia Colombo 2 (Arg), Veronica Posse 1 (Arg), and Stephania Spitale Campos Cervera -1 (PY). The American Express team included Clelia Crespo 4 (ARG), Arianna van Schermbeek (Vnz) 1T, Guillermina Suffern 0 (Arg), and Mary Jo Reinhart 1T (USA).
Find below images of the tournament were taken by Mairobi Herrera: