Spreckels Cup and Polo Closing Day
The San Diego Polo Club (SDPC) recently celebrated the end of their 29th season with the United States Polo Association Spreckels Cup & Closing Day, presented by Woodford Reserve. Partnering with the La Jolla Polo Team, SDPC supported the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) by donating proceeds from the event’s auctions and special ticket sales to the organization.
The polo extravaganza featured local and international polo players competing for the 106-year-old Spreckels Cup trophy, named after John. D Spreckels, an entrepeneur who founded the San Diego Railway and Hotel del Coronado. Prior to the match, guests enjoyed a classic demonstration of rider and foxhounds presented by the Santa Fe Hunt. Throughout the afternoon guests were also encouraged to peruse the antique Steerman biplanes on the side of the playing field. The biplanes took off after the matches during the 7th Chukker After Party. To show support for the WWF, guests sported striped and spotted attire. Learn more at www.sandiegopolo.com.