“The Best Party of The Summer” Scheduled For September 6th
2014 Victory Cup Polo Match To Take Place in Hudson Valley
Patterson, NY – Don’t pack away your sundresses and fancy hats just yet. The summer is just heating up and the 2014 Victory Cup® Polo Match promises to be “The Best Party of The Summer.”
Previously held at Greenwich Polo Club, the Victory Cup is an annual polo match that is being hosted on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in the gorgeous Hudson Valley Region on a working farm, while conveniently located just minutes from Metro North.
Some polo events can be a tad pretentious, but not this one. The Victory Cup has broken the mold and is a polo match that everyone can enjoy. This event is all about meeting great people, respecting the sport, the horses, the players, and having a great time! Come, relax and enjoy the best day of your life.
The Victory Cup has something for everyone! Gates open for the action packed day at 1PM with a car show featuring some of the most expensive and exotic cars from around the world. For “Polo Fans in Training,” the children’s playground will feature fun and activities to keep the youngsters busy until the first “Chukker.” Fashionistas are encouraged to participate in the fashion show that features the trendiest looks from the New York City fashion corridor. The Victory Cup is also a pet friendly event! In fact, your furry little friends are encouraged to participate in a pet parade that will take place right before the horses hit the field!
The VIP tent will feature local farm-to-table foods from premium Hudson Valley restaurants. Attendees over the age of 21 will be able to indulge in the finest local beer, wine, and sprits that the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Two premier polo teams, The New York City Empires and The Washington DC Patriots, will do battle with one goal in mind: to be crowned the 2014 Victory Cup champions! The two teams include world-renowned players with a common mission: to bring the love of the game to a wider audience, and bring cultures together in a celebration of both their common bonds and their diversity.
The founder of The Victory Cup, Greg Ball, originally started the event as a political fundraiser that was hosted during his time in public office. Now that Greg is returning to the private sector, The Victory Cup lives on as a private, for profit event.
“This is my tenth year of hosting an annual polo match! The Victory Cup has become known as ‘The Best Party of the Summer,’ and for good reason! I am excited that we are now expanding to both Austin and New Orleans, making 2014 the best year ever. I’m looking forward to some awesome polo and meeting tons of awesome people,” said Greg Ball.
Greg has recruited some of the best talent to co-host this year’s event including Greenwich native, Jen Danzi. For the last 6 years, Jen has successfully produced an annual polo match. Always a supporter of Greenwich Polo Club, Jen was asked in 2008 to come on board to co-produce the Ivy Cup at Greenwich Polo Club. After two years of attracting an audience from near and far, Jen teamed up with Greg to produce The Victory Cup, and in 2012 and 2013 Jen developed and produced the Greenwich Cup. Having great success and fun working together as a team, Jen and Greg are coming together once again to bring “The Best Party of the Summer” to Beaver Creek Farm.
“I’m looking forward to spending an awesome afternoon outdoors with friends from near and far while watching one of my favorite sports,” said Jen Danzi.
In addition to Jen Danzi, Greg has also recruited Greenwich socialite and polo enthusiast Ronda Underkofler. A Wyoming native and former beauty queen, Ronda has always had a passion for horses. Ronda’s philanthropic nature has led to her serve on numerous non-profit event committee’s including: Riverkeeper, R Baby Foundation, Pegusus Theraputic Riding, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), Red Ribbon Foundation, and Whitby School, to name a few.
“I am so excited to use the vast network I have built to make the 2014 Victory Cup the best party the Hudson Valley has seen this summer! With a diverse guest list ranging from young working professionals, national celebrities, TV personalities and extremely successfully entrepreneurs, this is the one party you can’t afford to miss,” said Ronda Underkofler.
Tickets for “ The Best Party of The Summer” start at only $80 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission and can be purchased by visiting: www.victorycup.org.
The 2014 Victory Cup will take place on Saturday, September 6th at Beaver Creek Farm located at 683 Route 311 in Patterson, NY 12563.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
1:00pm Gates Open for Basic Admission & VIP Tent & Lounge
1:15pm Car Show Opens & the Children’s Playground
1:45pm Best Dressed Fashion Show & Awards
2:15pm Pet Parade
3:00pm Polo Match Begins
4:00pm Stomping of the Divots
5:00pm Trophy Presentation, Awards and Closing Ceremony
Tareq Salahi: widely known as the infamous “White House party crasher” and for his roll in the hit TV show, The Real Housewives, among other TV appearances. Salahi’s highlights in his polo career include the honor of playing against His Royal Highness, Prince Charles final polo career game in which he retired playing against Salahi in the United States vs. England final game that ended in a tie 1-1. Salahi has also played in numerous other celebrity polo matches including polo in, Italy, England, Australia and Thailand. Tareq’s favorite beverage is a glass of Oasis Champagne or Oasis wine… if you can find one, take it over to Tareq and say Cheers! Tareq’s favorite animal is his rescued doberman “Bravo”.
Alan Nash: has been playing polo his entire life and recently plays regularly all over the world with his lovely wife Debbie. Alan’s highlights in his polo career include playing in Italy & Australia with the IPT Team. Alan’s favorite beverage is a IPA style beer… if you have one, take one over to Alan and make his day. Alan’s favorite animal is the Tiger.
Debbie Nash: hails from England and has been playing polo her entire life. Debbie plays regularly all over the world with her husband Alan. Debbie is one of the highest rated and best female polo players in the world. Stop and say hi to Debbie and bring her a glass of champagne if you want to be on her good side. Debbie’s favorite animal is the tiger… ask her why and win a chance to meet her Tiger husband.
Jonas Laguna: hails from South America, Chili to be exact. Jonas has grown up around vineyards and polo his entire life. He is a professional polo player and plays polo worldwide. Jonas loves a nice full-bodied red wine, find one and take it over to Jonas ASAP… especially if you want the other team to win. Jonas favorite animal is the Hermosa Mujer.
For more information about The 2014 Victory Cup please visit: www.victorycup.org.