Kings of the Arena make a highly anticipated return to the most prestigious Beach Polo tournament in the world to commemorate a decade of world-class chukkers and champions
The Polo Life, LLC presents the tenth annual La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the world’s largest and most prestigious Beach Polo competition, taking place from April 24th to April 27th, 2014 between 20th and 22nd streets on the sands of South Beach, Florida, with the support of The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. This year marks the tournament’s Ten Year Anniversary for the production of the sport’s premium event by The Polo Life, based in South Florida.
The four-day, globally renowned weekend event, considered the most unique of its kind, features leading polo players from around the world competing in two tournaments for both men and women. The La Martina South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI takes place on Thursday, April 24th, featuring eight women’s teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. Last year’s winning team will not be back to defend their title as 2013 champions, leaving the door open for a number of top-rated challengers that include Maggie McNamara, Tara Lordi, Cristina Hosmer, Laura Willson and Tannis Marley’s entry from Kentucky that includes Cary Campbell and Posey Obrecht , among others. La Martina, Eden Roc,
FontaineBleau Aviation and E! Entertainment will all be Women’s Polo Cup team sponsors.
The La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup X – a three-day men’s tournament celebrating its tenth year, starts on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th. Six teams will include some of the world’s top-ranked players, including Beach Polo’s only 10-goaler, Matias Magrini, three time MVP John Gobin, Luis Escobar, Brandon Phillips, Juan Monteverde, Carlitos Gracida, Gringo Colombres and Guille Usandizaga. La Martina, Metropolitan by COMO, The Raleigh, Comcast, Yellow Cab and Tommy Kato’s Merchant Hub will also sponsor competing men’s teams.
The traditional post-event awards ceremony will be held at the end of each tournament to commemorate both women’s and men’s competition winners, during which sponsor representatives will present trophies to the men’s and women’s World Cup finalists. Invited attendees at this year’s La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup will once again experience the annual series of nightly VIP events that form an essential part of the four-day festivities. The annual fashion show by La Martina in the VIP tent on Saturday afternoon will be one highlight of the weekend in-between the grueling match play, in addition to a Sunday Morning “Brunch on the Beach” by celebrity chef, Michelle Bernstein, also in the VIP tent.
Lou La Vie will present Auto Art Miami, a curated installation of the world’s most significant automobiles, on Sunday, April 27th, between 11:00am and 5:00pm. Around 50 automobiles valued at over $100 million will be installed throughout Collins Park for art lovers, enthusiasts and design aficionados to enjoy before, during and after the tournament’s match play. Auto Art Miami Invites connoisseurs and collectors to display their privately owned automobiles from around the world in an ‘art meets design’ installation. The installation honors designers such as Ken Okuyama (Ferrari Enzo) Nuccio Bertone (Lamborghini Miura) and the Pininfarinafamily. Their automotive designs revolutionized the automobile and most importantly, art and design culture. Auto Art Miami will be one of the most significant art and design installations of its kind.
As part of the daily on-site consumer experience, attendees will also be able to browse and purchase dozens of luxury brands within the event’s retail village, including the latest from La Martina, Dragonfly Boatworks, Dressage Collection, Artesano, MissNYET and Buccellati. Complimentary food and beverages on-site in the VIP tent will be provided by 15 Steps, Fogo de Chao, Red The Steakhouse and Trapiche Wines, among others. Perfect Vodka is the event’s official vodka and will be serving cocktails in the VIP tent throughout the four days.
“This year’s La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup is our most prestigious to-date,” says Bruce Orosz, president and co-founder of The Polo Life. “2014 is the culmination of an entire decade of bringing the nation’s first ever professional Beach Polo tournament to South Florida. Thanks to the City of Miami Beach and everyone involved, we have made Miami Beach Polo World Cup one of the most popular annual events on region’s social and sporting calendars. The competition has also become a highly sought after exhibition event by some of today’s top Polo players from around the world. We are also one step closer to announcing our international expansion of The Polo Life in to a far eastern territory, which we are very excited to reveal. We thank all of our patrons, sponsors and supporters with helping to make the last ten year’s such a success.”
“We are delighted to announce our continued support of this year’s Miami Beach Polo World Cup event as Title Sponsor and official supplier,” says Mr. Adrian Simonetti, President and CEO of La Martina America. “For us, Polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice and an historic sport with a unique culture. We support every class and level of Polo around the world whether it be on grass, snow or sand and have made a strong commitment for producing the very best technical equipment and performance-driven gears for Polo players. This desire for excellence is what we call ‘La Martina’s Commitment,’ and we are proud to continue our long-standing association with the Miami Beach Polo World Cup during its acclaimed ten year anniversary celebration and as the event’s founding partner.”
General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale at www.miamipolo.com with a dedicated Miami Beach Polo World Cup Travel Package available at the newly opened Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach – one of the tournament’s Official hotel partners.
General admission to both competitions and adjacent retail village is free, and concessions will be available to purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets are available that allows entrance to the shaded Grandstand, where complimentary food and beverages are served. Ticket prices are $100 for Thursday, April 24th, $130 for Friday, April 25th and $150 for Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. Children 12 to 20 years old pay half the adult ticket price and children younger than 12 years-old receive free admission. A three-day VIP pass can be purchased for $375. A four-day VIP pass can be purchased for $450. All tickets are available atwww.miamipolo.com. A 2014 La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup Weekend Travel Package with special room rates at the new Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, Eden Roc hotel or The Raleigh can be purchased by contacting Matt Lois at Delmay & Partners on 954.744.8396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 10,000 people attend the Miami Beach Polo World Cup over four days each year and the tournament attracts professional polo players from as far as Russia, Switzerland and Malaysia, as well as the very best from South America. For more information on the tournament and the events or to purchase VIP tickets, visit www.miamipolo.com <http://www.miamipolo.com> or call 305-538-3809. Visit The Polo Life at www.thepololife.com <http://www.thepololife.com> .
This year’s La Martina South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI and La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup X is brought to you by La Martina, Lou La Vie (Auto Art Miami), Mecum Yacht Auctions, Perfect Vodka and A&E. Each year, Miami Beach Polo World Cup is produced by the event’s founding organization, ACT Productions, based in Miami Beach, owned by President and CEO, Bruce Orosz.