Beach polo to take place at Hotel Del Coronado

Polo America has partnered with Hotel del Coronado to present Beach Polo. On Sept. 3 and 4, 12 polo players and 50 horses will take to the beach. This is the first time beach polo has been played on the West Coast. Coronado has a long history with polo dating to the early 1900s. The famous Spreckels Cup was first played in Coronado in 1909 as the Polo Challenge. Times may have changed, but the polo action has not. It is just as thrilling today to watch the polo players and horses travel at 35 mph trying to score a goal.

The spectacle of polo, the historic Hotel Del and the ocean make the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend. Attendees will be treated to two polo games each day, a meet and greet wine reception with the players, a gourmet lunch provided by Hotel del Coronado, a fashion show by Grayse, hat contest and more.

The 10,000-square-foot VIP tent consists of three terraces. The first terrace, “Millionaire’s Row,” consists of 15 lounges with white leather couches and chairs. Food and cocktail service is available. The second terrace is formal dining for 400 people. Luncheon provided by Hotel del Coronado. The third terrace is “Polo Village,” which features boutiques from Hotel del Coronado, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego, Silver Seas Yachts, Polo America, Coronado Tourism Improvement District, among others.

The event will support Rady Children’s Hospital. Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. Sponsors of the event include Polo America, Hotel del Coronado, Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego, Coronado Tourism Improvement District and Silver Seas Yachts.

Beach polo tickets are $250 per person. Tickets are available by calling (760) 668-6093 or poloamerica.com. Hotel packages are available by calling 1 (800) HOTEL DEL.

Additional information is available by calling Randy Russell at (760) 668-6093.

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