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Calixto Garcia-Velez, director of Polo in Casa de Campo sent us this article about the International Beach Polo World Cup, in which teams involving Casa de Campo villa owners were very successful – of course!
We recently held a International Beach Polo World Cup on the Beach in Cap Cana, where Casa de Campo sent 50 horses for the visiting players. Some of the players came to visit Casa de Campo for a day and all vowed to come back as they were enchanted by our wonderland we call home.
The winning team consisted of Bobby Jimenez (Team Captain), Alfredo Vargas and a visiting Pro from the United States. Both Bobby and Alfredo are Casa de Campo villa owners and active members of the Casa de Campo Polo Club.
The other finalist team was Luis Alfonso Paniagua son of our own Alfonso & Annie Paniagua, Pablo Cabrera, and a visiting pro. Pablo and Luis are also Casa de Campo Villa owners and Casa de Campo Polo Club members.
They all represented Casa de Campo very well and one of our own Central Romana horses was elected Best Playing Pony of the tournament.
Thank you to Calixto for the article and thank you to Herbert Schoderböck for the photos.
In yellow are Luis Paniagua on right and his pro Todd Offen on left.