A great winter season is underway at Eldorado Polo Club0

Posted on December 5th, 2012 in News

Members, players, staff and the horses at Eldorado Polo Club are really excited about the 2013 season. The season is shaping up to be the most COMPETITIVE polo in the Desert. With Graham Bray at the helm, our field restoration efforts over the off season are proving to deliver great results, especially fields One, Four and International.

The polo is shaping up to be fast, exciting and very competitive.  We currently have seven teams registered in the 4 – 6 Goal and five teams in the 10 – 12 Goal for January with more teams confirmed to come on board in February and March.

In the 10 – 12 Goal, we are pleased to welcome back Jenny Luttrell and her Cotterel Farms teams in both the 12 Goal and 6 Goal, Ron and Krista Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay also with teams in the 12 and 6.  Geoff Palmer and his Antelope outfit are back along with John Rooney from Calgary Canada and his Northern Blizzard team.  Chris Maloney’s Twin Palms makes a welcome return to Eldorado, teaming up with Triangle Bar Farms to form a very competitive team.

The 4 – 6 Goal sees some very competitive outfits taking the field.  Pat Powell returns from Calgary Canada with his Blazers team and Reg Whyte is also joining us again from north of the border.  Dan Horn and Dan Walker are once again teaming up along with new addition, Leigh Brecheen, to form the Palm Desert team. Craig Steinke is making a comeback to Eldorado, teaming up with nutrition expert Colleen Wilson to form the Stormcat/Adeptus combo.  Dr Rick Paicius is visiting Eldorado with his well organized Trinity crew along with David Flowers and Kim Garsed. Suzanne Figi has also brought her Gypsy Polo outfit to Eldorado this season to round out the January roster.

We are also taking  nominations for a Pro Pool league for those who are looking to have some fun with a bit of healthy competition. The Pro Pool will group 3 sponsors with a high goal pro to produce safe and structured polo whilst keeping the cost to a reasonable rate. The proposed format is $500 per weekend which includes tournament fees, pro fees and prizes.

Eldorado is also pleased to welcome Rick Sears, USPA Professional Umpire, who will be joining us this season and keeping us all safe out on the fields. All umpires will also be required to wear helmets during matches in a move to raise safety standards.

Geoff Palmer is gracious enough to host a Cantina BBQ Party on Friday January 25 at 5:30pm after the 12goal International Field games. The BBQ is open to all players in the 4-6 Goal and 10-12 Goal leagues as an opportunity for the players to get to know one another whilst not on the back of a horse. We are hoping to do more of these team sponsored parties throughout the season.

The Polo Office is open so feel free to drop in and say hello to Graham, Debbie, Rob, Lacey and James, they are happy to answer any questions you may have. Check the Polo Office notice board for the daily stick and ball information and the upcoming practice chukkers which are due to start on December 15.

For further information check out our website www.eldoradopoloclub.com or contact the Polo Office at (760)-342-2223 or eldorado@eldoradopoloclub.com