Fiesta Kings Cup 2015

April 12th marked a grand return of polo to the Fiesta event circuit.  The San Antonio Polo Club hosted our first Polo in the Park event for 2015 aptly called the Fiesta Kings Cup.  Fiesta Royalty, pro USPA polo players, SAPC members, and the community gathered at Olmos Basin Park on what turned out to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon for a fabulous day of polo!

King Antonio XCI (Mark Johnson Jr.) & El Rey Feo LXVII (Jon Gary Herrera) opened the match on horseback and toasted with the event goers.  Ladies enjoyed a fun hat contest and the winner took home a prize.  Everyone sipped Prosecco together and participated in the traditional half time divot stomp.   VIP goers were treated to a delicious buffet by the famed Bistro Vatel, while GA attendees tasted delicious tri-tip sliders from Chef Tyler Horstmann (who will soon be opening a new restaurant called the Outlaw Social Club).  Thank you to our beverage sponsors Alamo Beer & Trapiche Argentina wines for the refreshing drinks.

King Antonio’s team players wore red and were comprised of Ursula Pari, Susan Moulton, Ron Panzarini, and Kerstie Allen. Rey Feo’s team players wore gold and were comprised of Kike Garcia, Shey Bokhari, Gal Shweiki, William Askins, and Seth Bray.  The two teams went head to head in a 2 chucker match.  The winning team, King Antonio, took home the trophy while all players enjoyed some swag from Ferrari.

We would like to give a very special thanks to the Trinity University’s Alpha Chi Lambda & Omega Phi chapters as well as Texas State University’s Polo team for their tireless volunteer efforts!  A big thank you goes to our club volunteers and committee members for all their help & support: Bill Askins, Richard Bennett, Susana Baird, Peter Banus, Kay Banus, Maren Banus, Kahlyne Fletcher, Tomas Garcia, Rachel Halliday, Justin Halliday, Holly Lane, Diane Mathews, Don Morley, Ursula Pari, Gal Shweiki, and Carl Young.    Without our volunteers we would not be able to continue to put on these wonderful events!

Our live auction items were fabulous and we would like to thank Zinc Bistro & Bar, Richard & Leslie Bennett, and Tejas Rodeo for their amazing donations!  They have all helped to raise money for our nonprofit polo efforts.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and joined us for a wonderful day of polo in the park!

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