Women in polo clubs from across the country join forces and take to the grass on Saturday, Nov. 5 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in the final match of the day.
At 4:30 p.m., just before the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Cultural Concert and fireworks finale, a diverse group of women from USA polo will finish off The Polo Party with an exciting match. From models to entrepreneurs, lawyers to actresses, these women will fight to be as successful on the field as they are off of it in the first all-female match in the event’s history, according to a press release.
Team Stick & Ball, consisting of Pamela Flanagan, Elizabeth Welborn and Chloe Carabasi, will go head-to-head with Sheryl Sick, Natalie Camacho and Roisin O’Brien of Arizona Divinas Mujeres.
Pamela Flanagan, Miami Beach polo star and model, comes to the field as an American favorite. Beyond her polo skills she has graced Times Square in billboard advertisements for U.S. Polo Association, for whom she is a brand ambassador. Ms. Flanagan currently works as an attorney.
Chloe Carabasi is the former team captain for Southern Methodist University’s college team where she played polo alongside Ms. Flanagan. A Miami Beach polo star, Ms. Carabasi also works as an actress and model living in Los Angeles.
“I can’t wait to be out on the field with Pamela again, and at such a great event,” said Ms. Carabasi in the release.
“I’m glad the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships is bringing polo to Valley and showcasing some of the amazing women I get to play with in this fun sport.”
Elizabeth Welborn is the founder and creative director of Stick & Ball, a luxury, polo-inspired lifestyle brand. A San Francisco Bay Area resident, Ms. Welborn not only manages Stick & Ball, but she models for her brand as well.
Sheryl Sick and Natalie Camacho make the perfect team, the release stated. Ms. Sick is a top-rated polo player and has played in some of the most renowned tournaments on the western hemisphere.
An Arizona resident, Ms. Camacho is the state’s top-rated female polo player playing for the Arizona Polo Club. She has played polo for over 15 years and has been hugely successful in bringing more local women to the polo field.
Originally from Ireland, Roisin O’Brien moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and brought her love for polo with her. She has seen huge success in the international fashion industry and remains very active in the global polo community, working to grow the sport for younger generations.
The first-ever Bentley Scottsdale Women’s Sunset Polo Match is sure to be an exciting match as these successful women take the field and fight for a win.
The Polo Party Lineup:
- 10 a.m. Gates Open
- 10:30 a.m. Polo Azteca vs. La Jolla Polo Team
- 12 p.m. The World’s “Longest” Catwalk Fashion Show, produced by Phoenix Fashion Week, will also be taking over the runway
- 12:30 p.m. Arizona Polo Club vs. Palm Springs Polo
- 2 p.m. The 2016 Canine Couture, produced by Oh My Dog! Boutique and Spa
- 2:30 p.m. Palm Beach Polo vs. Aspen Valley Polo Club
- 4:30 p.m. The Women’s Sunset Polo Match
- 4:45 p.m. The Cultural Concert featuring the Arizona Opera, Scottsdale Philharmonic, Arizona hip-hop artist RoQy TyRaiD and Grammy Awards performer DJ Maestro Hughes
- Post-match after-party until 6 p.m.
- 5:45 p.m. Fireworks Finale
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