Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cotterel Farms Wins World Gym Tournament

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The 24th annual World Gym 4 Goal Tournament, sponsored by Mike Uretz and the Uretz Family, came down to a final of two somewhat different polo teams. With World Gym (Claudia Uretz, Patrick Uretz, Hank Uretz, and Cacho Galindo) and Cotterel Farms (Jenny Luttrell-Benardoni, Jennifer Alexy, Ruben Coscia, and Andrea Brereton) advancing to the Sunday final, in front of a very enthusiastic Cantina lunch crowd, it appeared to most that the fitness group would have a distinct edge – based on the belief that youngsters Patrick Uretz and Galindo could, together, easily handle the somewhat older but experienced Coscia.

At first it appeared that might be the case as Hank Uretz  scored right off the opening throw-in to lead with less than 40 seconds gone. Coscia was able to score toward the middle of the period, but Patrick Uretz scored on a long run to go to the second with a lead of one at 2 – 1.

World Gym continued to impress as Galindo scored early in chukker number two and it most certainly appeared that the predictions of a Uretz  win were going to be supported. Coscia, however was just getting started as he, along with three very aggressive ladies, started to apply pressure that resulted in an open goal conversion by Lutterell-Benardoni that brought the deficit to just one. Coscia scored his second shorly after that and the game was tied at three going to the half – and World Gym was closed for the afternoon.

With very timely offensive help from Luttrell-Benardoni and Alexy, and extremely persistent and effective defensive work by Brereton, Coscia went to work and absolutely dominated chukker number three as he scord three goals on what turned out to be the Best Playing Pony, Benito. As a result, Cotterel led by three at 6 – 3.

While World Gym had opportunities in the fourth, they could not convert and Coscia took advantage of every mistake. Luttrell-Benardoni converted her second open goal conversion to complete the scoring and Cotterell Farms had won the 2013 World Gym Tournament by a count of 7 – 3.

As well as owning and playing Benito, Coscia was also named the Most Valuable Player.

 

Tony Gregg

 

Opening Day Sunday Jan 5

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Eldorado Polo Club is pleased to announce the launch of yet another exciting season of world class polo right here in the Coachella Valley. For over 50 years players from all over the world and across North America have gathered in the Desert to compete in one of the most thrilling horse sports on the planet, and this season will be no exception.

Opening Day at Eldorado Polo Club is Sunday, January 5 and will feature polo matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The entrance to the club is at 50950 Madison St in Indio between Avenue 50 and 52, the public is welcome to attend and admission is free!

Sunday Polo is a must do activity during the winter months in the Desert. Guests can enjoy the full service Club House restaurant or pull up their vehicle on the elevated berm and tailgate in style. In addition to polo, guests can experience wine tasting and be able to purchase the fine cigars of Payne Mason. Be sure not to miss the famous halftime divot stomp of the 2pm match and enjoy a complimentary glass of Teqava Sparkling Tequila. Opening Day Club House Restaurant reservations can be made at (760)-831-POLO.

Sunday Polo at the Club House

The Eldorado Club House is the best place to experience Sunday polo in style – every Sunday at 12pm and 2pm.
A full service menu and bar are offered, and seating is available for parties from 2 to 400. Reservations are recommended for Sunday seating, please call the Club House reservation hotline to reserve seating:
(760)-831-POLO (7656)

Sunday Polo at the Club House continues every Sunday, January through  March 30. Reservations fill up quickly, so make your advanced reservation today!

Sunday Tailgating

If you want to enjoy the polo sidelines in casual comfort, Sunday tailgating is right for you! Bring your friends, family, lawn-chairs, pets (on leashes!), a picnic, and set up your own perfect polo event. Take-away food and beverage services are also offered in the Club House Courtyard.
Parking and tailgating is totally free and everyone is welcome!Tailgating areas to the north and south of the Club House are marked and we encourage you to arrive early for the games every Sunday at 12pm and 2pm.

Weekend Polo on the Patio

Join us on the Cantina patio at Eldorado to enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to arrive early!

You can’t get any closer than this to all of the play by play action!

Weekend Polo on the Patio kicks off on Saturday, December 28th and continues through Sunday, March 30th.

Join us at Eldorado Polo Club this season for the most competitive and thrilling polo in the Desert. If you have never experienced a polo match before, we guarantee you will be hooked. It is a great outing with friends and family, so come along and visit us at the Eldorado Polo Club.

For more information about visiting Eldorado Polo Club, visit eldoradopoloclub.com,
or call (760)-342-2223.

Eldorado Polo Club Season Opening Day

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Opening Day at Eldorado Polo Club

Sunday January 5

Matches at 12pm & 2pm

Public Welcome – Free Tailgating

Eldorado Polo Club is pleased to announce the launch of yet another exciting season of world class polo right here in the Coachella Valley. For over 50 years players from all over the world and across North America have gathered in the Desert to compete in one of the most thrilling horse sports on the planet, and this season will be no exception.

Opening Day at Eldorado Polo Club is Sunday, January 5th and will feature polo matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The easy to find entrance to the club is on Madison St in Indio between Avenue 50 and 52, the public is welcome to attend and admission is free!

Sunday Polo is a must do activity during the winter months in the Desert. Guests can enjoy the full service Club House restaurant or pull up their vehicle on the elevated berm and tailgate in style. In addition to polo, guests can experience wine tasting and be able to purchase the fine cigars of Payne Mason. Be sure not to miss the famous halftime divot stomp of the 2pm match and enjoy a complimentary glass of Teqava Sparkling Tequila. Sunday Polo continues every week until March 30. Club House Restaurant reservations can be made at (760)-831-POLO.

Eldorado Polo Club is also home to the Cantina which boasts a field-side patio in which guests can enjoy up close polo action with matches at 12pm Saturday and 10am Sunday throughout the season. The Cantina is open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring live music after Sunday Polo. It is a great place to rub shoulders with the players or hang out with friends and family in a relaxed atmosphere.

Eldorado Polo Club welcomes everyone to come and experience the excitement of polo this winter. Eldorado is also available for weddings, special events, corporate functions or group polo outings.

 

Eldorado Polo Club
50950 Madison St, Indio CA 92201
Between Ave 50 & 52
(760)-342-2223
www.eldoradopoloclub.com
Club House Reservations (760)-831-POLO