Hawaii Polo Life Presents the World Polo League Encore Event Featuring the World’s #1 Polo Player, Adolfo Cambiaso
Dillingham Ranch Polo Field in Mokuleia, Waialua, HI
EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dillingham Ranch Polo Club in Mokuleʻia
12:00 p.m. Gates Open
(Food Trucks, Bars and Vendor Tents available)
2:00 p.m. Pre-Show
3:00 p.m. Main Match
5:30 p.m. Sunset Beachside Concert
Honolulu, Hawaii – Adolfo Cambiaso, the No. 1-ranked polo player in the world, will be on Oʻahu this summer to showcase his skills in the World Polo League Encore, the highest level of polo ever to be played in the Islands. This premier competition—on Sunday, June 16, at Dillingham Ranch Polo Field in Mokuleʻia on the North Shore—will be hosted by Hawaii Polo Life, the foremost equestrian polo brand in Hawaiʻi.
Cambiaso is from Argentina and is a seven-time winner of the Argentine Open, considered to be the “Super Bowl of polo.” Joining him at the World Polo League Encore on June 16 will be: Hawaii Polo Life Ambassador Mariano Gracida; U.S. Women’s Open National Champion Pamela Flanagan; Los Angeles actress/model/polo player Chloe Carabasi; and five elite, high-ranking international polo players.
The World Polo League Encore will be preceded by a free community event—a mixed doubles polo match on Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Waimānalo Polo Field. This mixed doubles polo match will feature partner teams of men and women with special guests Adolfo Cambiaso, Pamela Flanagan and others.
“Sports enthusiasts in Hawaiʻi are looking for opportunities to enjoy professional sporting events with their families, events that showcase the beauty of the Islands and provide an exhilarating experience for everyone,” said Christopher Dawson, Founder/Visionary of Hawaii Polo Life. “At the heart of it all, the World Polo League Encore is faithful to building awareness around an ancient sport of Kings, dating back to Hawaiʻi’s paniolo roots when Hawaiʻi was a Kingdom under the rule of King Kalākaua. Additionally, all proceeds will go toward the nonprofit, the Hawaii International Polo Association, whose tenets are threefold: Celebrate the history of the sport in Hawaiʻi since 1880; develop an equine retirement facility for the ponies and support at-risk youth via horsemanship programs.”
Polo is a unique sport in that the true athletes are the horses. Polo ponies are not born—they are nurtured for a life of extensive training. Their training not only prepares them to play, but to play the game well and protect the rider. Horses are bred and schooled before they even grace the tournament field. Polo training for a pony often starts at age 3, with horses maturing around 5 or 6. To earn a spot on the field, a horse with potential must be trained, conditioned, schooled and confident enough to compete with grace. The ponies who love the sport rise above the others and learn to follow the ball on their own. They can also become extremely competitive.
For polo ponies to perform at optimum levels, horse owners need grooms. Grooms manage horse operations and ensure that the horses are ridden and prepared for competition. During game day, the grooms pamper the horses by brushing, braiding and washing them.
As polo ponies age out of competition, they move into retirement and either become breeding horses due to their extraordinary bloodlines while others are kept as lifelong companions. Having been brought up among humans, much like dogs, they thrive for routine and companionship. This is the driving force behind the development of the retirement facility. The Hawaii International Polo Association wants to ensure that all ponies have a safe place to retire and live out their days being cared for.
Christopher Dawson has purchased ponies from world-class bloodlines who hail from all over the world—some even as far as Argentina. The Hawaii Polo Life horse operations are housed at Ānuenue Farms, where all 30 polo ponies reside. Hawaiʻi residents will have the unique opportunity to see these beautiful animals play with the best athletes in the world.
Sofia Von Wernich, aka "Chule", is a 20-year-old singer from Argentina. Her musical style is acoustic urban and varies between pop and reggaeton, both in English and Spanish. She recorded music collaborations for Instagram along with Benjamín Amadeo, Benjamín Rojas, Jenny Martínez, Sol Mihanovich, Olivia Viggiano, Maxi Espíndola, Valentina Olguín, Rochi Igarzabal, Geraldine Neumann, Sofía Reyes (Mexico), Wolfine (Colombia), Vesta Lugg (Chile) , Facundo Saravia, Melina Lezcano, Bauti and Meri from "Toco Para Vos" (Uruguay), Paty Cantú (Mexico), Sebas Olzanski (Canada) and Josefina Silveyra among many others.
68-411 Farrington Highway
Waialua, HI, 96791
Jun 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM