The celebration in honor of Glen Holden on Saturday, May 25th at the Celebrity Ranch in California was a great success and over $100,000 was gifted to the Museum. Glen Holden gave a $50,000 donation, and Mike Farah and the benefactors and associated charities of the Celebrity Foundation for Children granted $50,000 to the Museum.

Having served as the United States Ambassador to Jamaica from 1989 – 1993, Ambassador Holden was also a driving force in the world of polo. Inducted into the Museum’s Polo Hall of Fame in 2002 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2010, he still is a dedicated supporter of the Museum. For his lifetime of dedication to polo and the Museum, this weekend’s event was in tribute to Ambassador Holden, a true icon of the sport.

Museum of Polo Executive Director George DuPont threw out the ball for the first match which featured Beverly Hills Polo Club against Hollywood Polo Club and the Honorable Glen Holden threw out the ball for the second game, the American Polo Association team vs. Santa Barbara Polo Club. Glen’s wife Gloria, daughter Geannie and her husband Mike Sheller, and son Jeep Holden were part of a large contingent of family that included their granddaughter and even great-grandchildren who flew in for the occasion.

Mike Farah and Glen Holden presenting checks to Museum Directors Brenda Lynn and George DuPont. Photo: Michael Munson

We wish to thank everyone who turned out to support this event and also to the players who participated. Playing for Hollywood Polo Club were Roxy Kefauzer, Sue Harris, Amilia Gilroy, and Erin Britten, for Beverly Hills Polo Club were Lindsey Moors, Mariah Mudgett, Kim Gagnes, and Zinta Rewald. The players for the American Polo Association team were Carlos Aguirre, Sean Cochran and Philip Ruan, and the Santa Barbara Polo Club players were Alice Zegers, Abe Hernandez, Chloe Carabas and Jeffrey Rewald.

Glen Holden winning the 1993 U.S. Open. Photo: David Lominska

Many thanks to Glen Holden and his family for being there and helping to support the Museum of Polo and thanks to Mike Farah for organizing this special day to honor a true legend of the sport and helping support and raise awareness for the Museum. Special thanks also to Jeffrey and Zinta Rewald. They both filled in at the last minute, Jeffrey representing Santa Barbara and Zinta played on the Beverly Hills Polo team, helping to make the event a success.

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