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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to the pitch at WestWorld of Scottsdale Saturday, Nov. 5

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The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships returns to Scottsdale this November. (File Photos/

2021 ‘Polo Party’ saw 13,000 at gate; 2022 is poised to top the charts

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort, returns Saturday, Nov. 5, to WestWorld of Scottsdale as promoters say the event will bring another blockbuster day of polo, ambiance and a one-of-a-kind spectacle for the senses.

More than 13,000 fans turned out in 2021 for the one-day event and proponents of “America’s Most Awarded Polo Event” are bringing new attractions to when the sport of kings comes to Scottsdale. Those include:

  • The Prosecco and Popcorn by Harkins Theaters
  • The Grimaldi’s Pizza & Beer Disco
  • The expanded Scottsdale Charro Lounge
  • Arizona’s top Saxophonist
  • The Riot House DayClub

The top U.S. polo star, Nic Roldan, is set to return and play alongside the first family of American polo — Marc and Melissa Ganzi who are the event’s defending champions and own the renowned Aspen Valley Polo Club. Among the polo teams for 2022 are:

  • The United Kingdoms’ Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Wales Polo Team;
  • Aspen Valley Polo Club;
  • USA Women’s Team;
  • Switzerland, and
  • the Arizona Polo Club.

Retired NFL Star AC Caswell is once again bringing his “Million Dollar Mingle” charity experience to the event.

“Last year was our biggest year ever with a quarter mile of tents,” said event and concept owner Jason Rose, in a prepared statement. “We maxed out the site and expect to again this year with an experience unlike anything in this American sport of luxury.”

The VIP experience

Guests seeking the VIP experience can get reserved seating and tables in The Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers and Players VIP Lounge, the Barrett-Jackson Champagne and Jazz Lounge, and Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, Barrett-Jackson, and Bentley Scottsdale.

There is also premier and sideline parking options available for those who want to park fieldside, event promoters report.

Besides the polo action, patrons will experience “The Polo Party’s” signature events within the event like:

  • The Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show presented by Lugari Pet Salon;
  • The World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show produced by Phoenix Fashion Week;
  • A preview of Barrett-Jackson’s 2023 Scottsdale Auction;
  • A halftime performances by the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road.


“We are so excited to bring Arizona and the Valley of the Sun yet another exciting year for The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships,” said Beli Merdovic of Bentley Scottsdale. “As the event goes into its 11th year and we (Bentley Scottsdale) go into our 8th year as the title sponsor, we are thrilled to kick off an incredible lineup of events, polo matches and cars on November 5. We are equally as elated to show off and give everyone a sneak preview to our new Bentleys for 2023.”

General Admission tickets start at $40 and include field-side experiences like the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge and several other DJ-infused party tents including the Grimaldi’s Pizza & Beer Disco, Prosecco & Popcorn, and the Riot House DayClub .

“The beauty of this event is that it sits at the intersection of so many senses, creating a unique atmosphere that can’t be replicated,” said The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships General Manager Leslie Owen.

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