Taqueada Polo hosted the first annual Beach Polo Tournament at Seascape resort in Aptos, California. Taqueada Polo is an established polo company in Argentina who expanded this year into the USA with the objective to bring professional polo to Northern California. Currently Taqueada Polo is building the only full sized, professional field in the area, along with stables and corrals for 60+ horses. Ciro Desenzani is the President of the organisation in Argentina and the USA.
Taqueada Polo was founded in Paraje La Ellerstina – Argentina, the world capital of polo, just 50 minutes from Buenos Aires. The club in Argentina has two full-sized Tifton polo fields maintained to the highest level and 60 five-star stables. For over 10 years Taqueada Polo has received players and guests from around the world to play, take polo clinics and compete with the team.
In 2018 Taqueada Polo expanded into the USA with the ambition to bring the sport of kings to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Located in Gilroy CA, Taqueada Polo has a project to build the first full-sized, professional polo field in Northern California, and bring a variety of polo events and tournaments to the area. The Beach Polo Tournament was the first event of season hosted by Taqueada Polo.
The event was hosted at Seascape Resort’s private beach which was a beautiful setting to play. Seascape VIP homeowner’s took it in turns to throw the ball in at the start of the chukkers. There was a bar serving the public and a VIP lounge including lunch and bar service. Around 300 people came to the event. Next year Taqueada Polo plans to make the event a lot larger to become one of the important annual polo events in the area.
Photo: Taqueada Polo