With a little more than four months to go, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort, announces the return of America’s most attended polo event to WestWorld of Scottsdale on Saturday, Nov. 4.
The annual event will feature a new lineup of teams, on-site activations and events and, brand new for 2023, a sunset concert and party to keep fans entertained, according to a press release.
The sunset concert will be organized by top concert promoters and feature a nationally recognized DJ. It will be staged within the footprint of the Riot House Polo DayClub during the day’s fourth and final match as the sun begins to set on the McDowell Mountains.
It is the event’s first attempt to emulate the success of the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s Bird’s Nest, according to the press release. If the concept proves successful, the Scottsdale Polo Party may look to expand musical elements later into the night and even on additional days in future years.
Last year, some 12,144 fans turned out for Scottsdale’s polo party.
Brand new for 2023 is an expanded wine tasting experience, new charitable partners, and a polo debut by Scottsdale steakhouse Maple & Ash. There will also be the first-ever Event & Fall Fashion Showcase in-store September 30th at Neiman Marcus by invitation only.
The polo teams slated to play in the four action packed matches of the day include The Arizona Polo Club; the Texas - Garland polo club; Aspen Valley Polo Club, starring USA’s Top Polo Star Nic Roldan and the Ganzi family; the Wales Polo Team, captained by Ricky Cooper; plus other international and local teams.
The official schedule and matchups will be released soon.
Aspen Valley returns having won an unprecedented seven Scottsdale titles. The team will return for its eighth time to try and win the coveted Molina Cup in the featured match of the day.
The polo matches will entertain crowds throughout the day on Nov. 4 as well as other fan favorites events like the Canine Couture Fashion Show by Lugari Pet Salon and The World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show Produced by Phoenix Fashion Week. This year will also offer more car displays and horsepower supplied by Barrett-Jackson and Bentley Scottsdale, according to the press release.
“We couldn’t be more excited and grateful to all of our sponsors, fans and players who are returning for our 12th year coming up on Nov. 4,” Beli Merdovic of Bentley Scottsdale said in a press release. “As always the lineup of unique events, concepts and experiences are shaping up to make this yet another memorable day.”
Longtime and marquee sponsors returning for the 2023 the event include Title Sponsor Bentley Scottsdale, Presenting Sponsor Talking Stick Resort, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Molina Fine Jewelers, Sanderson Lincoln, Earnhardt’s Genesis of Scottsdale dealership, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Hensley Beverage Company, Breakthru Beverage, Neiman Marcus, Mark-Taylor Residential and several others.
“We are excited for another fantastic afternoon at the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships and can’t wait to show off all of the pomp and circumstance that has been planned,” event owner and producer Jason Rose said in the press release.
This year, fans can also enjoy a return of the Riot House Polo DayClub, Grimaldi’s Pizza Disco, which was a hit in its first appearance last year, as well as over one-quarter mile of VIP Tents anchored by some of the finest brands in Arizona, as well as the Million Dollar Mingle organized by former NFL Star AC Caswell.
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are currently available at ThePoloParty.com.