Aspen Valley Polo Club Announces 2018 Summer Schedule

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Announces 2018 Summer Schedule

CARBONDALE, Colo., May 15, 2018---Aspen Valley Polo Club, with breathtaking mountain backdrops for playing polo, announced its 13-tournament schedule for the upcoming summer season.

The 2018 expanded season features ten grass tournaments including the inaugural Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Triple Crown of Polo Trophy and three arena tournaments highlighted by the July 24-Aug. 7 USPA National Arena Handicap. 


It will be the first year the club will host a tournament on Labor Day Weekend, the same weekend as the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience that will feature music legend Lionel Richie and platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band along with local favorite Michael Franti and Spearhead. 

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U.S. Polo Assn. Wins St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship; Nic Roldan Named MVP

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U.S. Polo Assn. Wins St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship; Nic Roldan Named MVP

U.S. Polo Assn. defeated defending champion Flexjet in a rematch of last year's final to win the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship Sunday at Rio Grande Park.

In front of a record crowd including a sold out VIP tent and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, U.S. Polo Assn. reclaimed the coveted trophy it won in 2015 and avenged last year's loss to Flexjet by controlling most of the game and holding off a fourth-chukker rally for a thrilling 5-4 victory. 

U.S. Polo Assn. (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Nic Roldan), making its fourth finals appearance in five years, relied on its team chemistry to jump out to a 4-1 halftime lead. Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Juan Bollini, Alejandro Novillo Astrada) found its offensive punch in the second half, outscoring U.S. Polo Assn., 3-1, but ran out of time.

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Flexjet Will Defend Title Against U.S. Polo Assn. Sunday In St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

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Flexjet Will Defend Title Against U.S. Polo Assn. Sunday In St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

In a rematch of last year's final, Flexjet will meet U.S. Polo Assn. Sunday in the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship at Rio Grande Park.

The game will be live streamed by ChukkerTV at 1 p.m. MST (3 p.m. EST) to a worldwide audience. The consolation game featuring Aspen Valley Polo Club and St. Regis will follow at 2:30 p.m.

A sellout VIP tent and large grandstand crowd is expected for Sunday’s festivities.

Defending champion Flexjet returns team captain Melissa Ganzi, the first woman to win the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship, with new teammates Juan Bollini and Alejandro Novillo Astrada. The trio won the United States Arena Handicap title in Aspen this past summer.

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Let's Get This Party Started: St. Regis Aspen Resort Hosts Fun Draw, Team Presentation For St. Regis Snow Polo World Championship

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Let's Get This Party Started: St. Regis Aspen Resort Hosts Fun Draw, Team Presentation For St. Regis Snow Polo World Championship

In a fun, festive atmosphere at St. Regis Aspen Resort Thursday night, players and teams  were introduced for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship that begins Friday.

The St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship, featuring some of the world's top players opens with qualification round robin games at Aspen Valley Polo Club's world-class indoor arena in Carbondale.

Six teams including defending champion Flexjet will compete in North America’s only snow polo tournament and final stop on the World Polo Tour.

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St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship Begins Friday; Team Presentation, Draw Thursday Night At St. Regis Aspen Resort

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St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship Begins Friday; Team Presentation, Draw Thursday Night At St. Regis Aspen Resort

The much-anticipated St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship, featuring some of the world's top players, gets under way Fridaywith qualification games at Aspen Valley Polo Club in Carbondale.

Set against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, the three-day tournament is a major attraction for the local community and fans from all over the world. One of the social events of the year is a major allure for the Aspen community and surrounding areas.

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ChukkerTV To Live Stream St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

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ChukkerTV To Live Stream St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

ChukkerTV, worldwide leaders in state-of-the art polo broadcasting, will live stream this week's St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship.

It is the third consecutive year the much-anticipated tournament and final stop on the World Polo Tour will be live streamed in its entirety and exclusively by ChukkerTV, an independent media company based in Wellington, Fla.

ChukkerTV will capture the glitz, glamour and excitement of the three-day tournament at Aspen Valley Polo Club and Rio Grande Park. Polo announcer Dale Schwetz will provide play-by-play commentary and interviews.

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Polo Ambassador Nacho Figueras Will Compete, Co-Host St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

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Polo Ambassador Nacho Figueras Will Compete, Co-Host St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

Nacho Figueras, one of the sport's most popular and well-recognized polo players in the world, will compete among the star-studded lineup for the Dec. 15-17 St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship.

For the fifth consecutive year, the polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur and his wife Delfina along with Aspen Valley Polo Club owners Melissa and Marc Ganzi, named to The Salonniere 100 annual list of the nation's best party hosts in Aspen for 2017, will host the final stop on the World Polo Tour.

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World-Class Players, Teams Announced For This Week's St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship In Aspen

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World-Class Players, Teams Announced For This Week's St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship In Aspen

Some of the world’s best players including Argentine 10-goaler Nico Pieres fresh off the Argentine Open will compete in this week's St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship.

Several tournament players are coming off the recent Argentine Open Polo Championship in Palermo including Pieres (Ellerstina), 8-goal rated brothers Alejandro and Nacho Novillo Astrada (La Aguada Las Monjitas) and 8-goaler Magoo Laprida (Cria Yatay).

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Countdown Begins For St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

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Countdown Begins For St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

The countdown begins for the much-anticipated St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship where glitz, glamour and excitement takes center stage at one of the world's top snow polo tournaments and only snow polo event in the U.S.

In front of an expected sellout crowd and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, action gets underway Friday, Dec. 15 with qualifying games at Aspen Valley Polo Club and continues Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at Rio Grande Park.

For the fifth consecutive year, Aspen Valley Polo Club owners Melissa and Marc Ganzi, named to The Salonniere 100 annual list of the nation's best party hosts in Aspen for 2017, will host the star-studded event along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina.

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Three-Peats Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships In Front Of Record Crowd; Melissa Ganzi Named MVP 

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Three-Peats Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships In Front Of Record Crowd; Melissa Ganzi Named MVP 

Aspen Valley Polo Club made history winning its third consecutive title at the recent seventh Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships at WestWorld's Wells Fargo Private Bank Field.

No team has won the coveted Molina Cup three times until the team of Melissa Ganzi, Mike Azzaro and Ashley Busch defeated Bentley Scottsdale Monte Carlo Polo Team (Rommy Gianni, Tito Gaudenzi, Juancito Bollini), 11-8, on Saturday. Monte Carlo was making its Scottsdale debut.

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Looking To Three-Peat At Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships This Weekend 

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Looking To Three-Peat At Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships This Weekend 

Two-time defending champion Aspen Valley Polo Club heads the four-team field for the seventh annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower Saturday and Sunday at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

In the nation's largest polo event last year, Melissa Ganzi, Nic Roldan and Juancito Bollini defended its title with a 7-5 victory over Palm Beach Polo. Two years ago, Roldan, Ganzi and Juan Bollini knocked off two-time reigning champion Clogau Wales, 9-5.

Aspen Valley Polo Club returns with Ganzi, Hall of Famer and former 10-goaler Mike Azzaro and Ashley Busch, brand ambassador for U.S. Polo Assn. and wife of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who will throw in the ball for Saturday's match.

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Announces 2017 Summer Schedule, Player Lineup Led By Mike Azzaro

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Announces 2017 Summer Schedule, Player Lineup Led By Mike Azzaro

Aspen Valley Polo Club, the fastest growing club in the nation, announced its 12-tournament schedule and player lineup for the upcoming summer season.

The 2017 season features last year’s eight grass tournaments and four arena tournaments including the July 25-Aug. 6 USPA National Arena Handicap.

The schedule is: July 2, Independence Cup; July 7-9, ChukkerTV Challenge Cup; July 14-16, Craig Sakin Memorial; July 21-23, Basalt Handicap; July 25-Aug. 6, USPA National Arena Handicap; July 28-30, Emma Challenge;Aug. 4-6, High Alpine Cup; Aug. 8-15, USPA Chairman’s Arena Cup; Aug. 9, ChukkerTV Arena Challenge; Aug. 11-13, Mount Sopris Cup; Aug. 18-20, Rocky Mountain Open; andAug. 25-27 Carbondale Classic.

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Flexjet Wins First World Snow Polo Championship Title; Jesse Bray Named MVP

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Flexjet Wins First World Snow Polo Championship Title; Jesse Bray Named MVP

Flexjet knocked off defending champion U.S. Polo Assn. to capture the World Snow Polo Championship for the first time Sunday at Rio Grande Park.

In front of an overflow crowd including a sold out VIP tent and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, Flexjet, led by two first-time snow polo players, defeated U.S. Polo Assn., 7-4, to win the coveted trophy.

Flexjet avenged last year’s 10-5 finals loss bydominating the four-chukker game with Melissa Ganzi and first-timers Jason Crowder and Jesse Bray. It was also the first time the California players and long time friends competed on the same team.

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U.S. Polo Assn. Will Defend Title Against Flexjet Sunday In World Snow Polo Championship Final

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U.S. Polo Assn. Will Defend Title Against Flexjet Sunday In World Snow Polo Championship Final

Defending champion U.S. Polo Assn., making its third finals appearance in four years, will meet Flexjet Sunday in the World Snow Polo Championship at Rio Grande Park.

The game will be televised by ChukkerTV at 1 p.m. MST (3 p.m. EST) to a worldwide audience. The consolation game featuring Audi and St. Regis will follow at 2:30 p.m.

An overnight snow storm dumped two additional feet of snow in the arena forcing tournament officials to change the opening qualifying format from two full games to two shootouts.

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World Snow Polo Championship Begins Saturday In Aspen With Star-Studded Field

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World Snow Polo Championship Begins Saturday In Aspen With Star-Studded Field

It’s show time for the much-anticipated World Snow Polo Championship.

In front of an expected sellout crowd and world-wide ChukkerTV audience, action gets under way Saturday at Rio Grande Park with two qualifying games.

With a balanced field featuring some of the world’s top players, there is no clear cut favorite.

For the fourth consecutive year, Aspen Valley Polo Club co-founders Melissa and Marc Ganzi, recently named to The Salonniere 100 annual list of the nation’s best party hosts in Aspen for 2017, will host the star-studded event along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina.

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ChukkerTV To Live Stream World Snow Polo Championship This Weekend

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ChukkerTV To Live Stream World Snow Polo Championship This Weekend

ChukkerTV, worldwide leaders in polo broadcasting, will live stream the Dec. 17-18 World Snow Polo Championship.

It is the second time the much-anticipated tournament will be live streamed in its entirety and exclusively by ChukkerTV. 

ChukkerTV, an independent media company based in Wellington, Fla. will capture the glitz, glamour and excitement of the two-day tournament. Entertaining polo announcer Dale Schwetz will provide play-by-play, colorful commentary and interviews throughout the tournament.

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World-Class Players, Teams Annouced For World Snow Polo Championship In Aspen

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World-Class Players, Teams Annouced For World Snow Polo Championship In Aspen

Some of the world’s best players, including top American player Nic Roldan, will compete in the Dec. 17-18 World Snow Polo Championship at Rio Grande Park in Aspen.

For the fourth consecutive year, Melissa and Marc Ganzi, co-founders of Aspen Valley Polo Club, along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina, will host the star-studded event.

Figueras is one of the sport’s most popular and well-recognized players in the world. 

Audi, FlexJet, St. Regis and defending champion US Polo Assn. return as major team sponsors in North America’s only snow polo tournament.

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Defends Title At Scottsdale Polo Championships; Jason Crowder Named MVP

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Defends Title At Scottsdale Polo Championships; Jason Crowder Named MVP

Aspen Valley Polo Club won its’ second consecutive title at the sixth annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Saturday at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The team of Melissa Ganzi, Nic Roldan and Juancito Bollini won the coveted Molina Cup with a hardfought 7-5 victory over Palm Beach Polo, making its debut in the six-team event.

In the featured 3-on-3 polo match, the defending champions were led by Ganzi, who scored a game-high four goals. Ganzi and Roldan were members of last year’s winning team. 

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Ready To Defend Title At Scottsdale Polo Championships

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Ready To Defend Title At Scottsdale Polo Championships

Defending champion Aspen Valley Polo Club heads the six-team field for the sixth annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower Saturday at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

In last year’s event, Nic Roldan, Melissa Ganzi and Juan Bollini of Aspen Valley Polo Club knocked off two-time reigning champion Clogau Wales, with an impressive 9-5 victory in the featured 3-on-3 polo match.

Aspen Valley Polo Club returns with Ganzi, Roldan and Juancito Bollini, the 20-year-old son of Argentine great Juan Bollini.

Palm Beach Polo will make its’ debut with American 6-goaler Jason Crowder; Wales polo ambassador Ricky Cooper; and Ganzi’s husband, Marc, one of the world’s top amateur players.

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White Birch Rallies, Knocks Off Audi To Win USPA East Coast Open

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White Birch Rallies, Knocks Off Audi To Win USPA East Coast Open

In a wild finish, White Birch knocked off defending champion Audi, 12-11, in overtime Sunday to capture the USPA East Coast Open.

In front of a sellout crowd of 4,000 at windswept Greenwich Polo Club and worldwide ChukkerTV audience, 15-year-old Santino Magrini scored the winning goal to complete a remarkable second-half comeback by White Birch.

The highly-anticipated rematch of the battle of the unbeatens more than lived up to expectations as White Birch (Santino Magrini, Hilario Ulloa, Mariano Aguerre, Peter Brant/Justin Daniels) avenged last year’s 14-13 overtime loss to Audi (Marc Ganzi, Leo Mandelbaum, Nic Roldan, Sebastian Merlos) to finish the 20-goal, eight-team tournament undefeated at 5-0.

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