Polo Players Edition

FEB2019

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 39 teammates Sarah Siegel Magness and Nacho Novillo Astrada. For the first time in event history, the tournament featured the inaugural Snow Ball to benefit the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation at St. Regis Hotel. "The most important thing to Melissa and I is to use this platform as a way to give back to the community," said Ganzi, a former Aspen Country Day School student. "If we can raise some money and help out, that makes us feel good." For the sixth consecutive year, Aspen Valley Polo Club owners Melissa and Marc Ganzi, hosted the star-studded event along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina. Guests in the soldout heated VIP tent that featured Alpine Luxe furnishing, were treated to signature St. Regis Aspen Resort rituals including afternoon tea, a fine array of light fare and iconic St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktails. Mixologists were also serving the popular Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, one of this year's new sponsors. DJ Dylan provided music between chukker grooves. The Basalt High School Choir sang the National Anthem to open both Wednesday and Thursday action. The American flag was ridden in by Kajsa Sutro on Wednesday and Hannah Hayden on Thursday. Players and sponsors were treated each night to special dinners including Thursday's exquisite Midnight Supper at St. Regis' seasonal EMP Winter House, featuring vintage winter decor and classic Swiss menu, details that honor traditions that date back over a century. Pablo Mac Donough, fresh off an Argentine Open victory, dazzles the crowd. Richard Mille teammates Marc Ganzi, Martin Pepa and MVP Pablo Mac Donough hoist the St. Regis World Snow Polo Tournament trophy.

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