Wellington, Fla. – March 9, 2017 – This Friday evening, March 10, will feature a special way to kick-off the weekend, as round four of the $250,000 Gladiator Polo™ League presented by the U.S. Polo Assn. returns to Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The event, which has become the hottest ticket in town for date night and family entertainment, will host two more regular season games and conclude with the final on Saturday, April 8.
As an enhanced option, spectators can do it up with dinner Argentine-style by purchasing tickets for an optional asado, which offers a sumptuous and authentic buffet. The view of the competition doesn’t get any better than from the asado tent, where diners get an up-close-and-personal view of the action ringside. Asado tickets are $40 a piece and can be purchased by clicking here!
Click here to watch the promotional video for the 2017 Gladiator Polo™ season!
The event takes place at the “Coliseum,” otherwise known as the Equestrian Village of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), where Roman-attired gladiators roam about the venue, greeting guests and offering photo opportunities. General admission is free.
This Friday pits six of the top high-goal U.S. and international polo players in round four with two teams opposing each other in the $33,000 match. Team Crixus, sponsored by U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, includes: Santi Torres (7); Mike Azzaro (9) and Matias Magrini (9). Team Priscus, sponsored by Richard Schechter and Bainbridge Companies: Jeff Hall (8), Nic Roldan (8) and Julio Arellano (8).
The other two Gladiator Polo™ teams, who competed in previous rounds, are: Spiculus, sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Equisport Division, and Spartacus, sponsored by Carol A. Sollak, P.A. of Engel & Völkers.
TEAM CRIXUS sponsored by U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management.
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Mini Cooper, Malibu Rum, Shock Top Beer, Connelly’s Red Mills, Pegasus Builders, The Maya Group, Gonzalez Shenkman & Buckstein, VIP Medical Weight Loss, Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission, DePaula Auto Group.
TEAM PRISCUS sponsored by Richard Schechter and Bainbridge Companies.
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors BMW, Absolut Vodka, Raymond James, Bud Light, Dutta Corporation, Five Star Builders, Rosenbaum PLLC, Maria Mendelsohn/Douglas Elliman, Discover the Palm Beaches, and Palm Beach Riding Academy.
TEAM SPARTACUS sponsored by Carol A. Sollak, P.A. and Engel & Völkers.
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Porsche, Avion Tequila, Bank of America, Goose Island Beer, Cavalleria Toscana, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, W Development Group, Galle Law Group, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and The Wanderers Club.
TEAM SPICULUS sponsored by Don Graves and Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Equisport Division
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Bentley, Jamison Irish Whiskey, Stella Artois Beer, Florida Community Bank, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hedrick Brothers Construction, the Fite Group Luxury Homes, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, VISIT FLORIDA, Gold Coast Feed, Gladiator Sporting Goods Factory.
Roldan, who at the age of 15 was the youngest player ever to win the United States Open Polo Championship, will be competing in Gladiator Polo™ for his first time Friday.
“It looks like fun!” he said, adding that Gladiator Polo™, which is contested in an arena, is a great way to enhance spectators’ viewing experience and appreciation of the high-intensity sport. “Unlike on a huge grass polo field, where we [players] are all spread out and spectators watch from a distance, arena polo lets you witness what’s happening from just a few yards away. You get a very different perspective on what it’s really like to play polo.”
Gladiator Polo™, which has become the go-to nightspot of the weekend, wraps up with a lively after-party open to all. The party with DJ Maximus at the “Lions’ Den” features later happy hours, dancing, and opportunities to mix and mingle with the world’s top polo players.
Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m. General admission is free. The Equestrian Village at PBIEC is located at 13500 South Shore Blvd., Wellington, FL. For more information please visit www.gladiatorpolo.com and to purchase Asado tickets please click here!
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