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Polo in Wine Country at Temecula Valley Polo Club – Second Season Opener Friday, May 16, 2014

Temecula Valley Polo Club and the Cowgirl Color Guard at opening day, 2013

Temecula Valley Polo Club – Cowgirl Color Guard at opening day, 2013 (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Members, media, and all who love polo are invited to join The Temecula Valley Polo Club for their second season opening day in Temecula, California.

“We are most excited to have all come out and welcome the ponies and players on their big day in Temecula,” said Temecula Valley Polo Club president, Geraldine Strunsky. “This year is all about the members.”

The peaked tent of Temecula Valley Polo Club offers even more amenities this season for members and visitors.

The peaked tent of Temecula Valley Polo Club offers even more amenities this season for members and visitors.

The grand peaked tent, comfortable seating, croquet for the kids, and sunset is the perfect setting for action packed summer evenings in Temecula Valley Wine Country. Temecula Valley Polo Club offers the first grass polo field to open in Southern California in over fifty years, with purple mountain majesty of Mount Palomar as a striking backdrop for this gem in southwest Riverside County.

Temecula Valley Polo Club Humanity of Justice team 2013 (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Temecula Valley Polo Club Humanity of Justice team 2013 (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Opening day will begin at 5 p.m., with Skydive Elsinore landing on the field, 4-goal polo match between Temecula Valley Polo Club vs. BMW of Murrieta, the famous divot stomp at half time, music for everyone’s enjoyment, and food and cocktails available for purchase.

The ever popular halftime divot stomp, at Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Crispin Courtenay

The ever popular halftime divot stomp, at Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Crispin Courtenay

“Members of the club including media representatives are invited to attend our Barn Opening Barbecue to welcome the polo ponies in person on Friday May 9th at 5pm,” Strunsky said.

Villa Chardonnay will once again be hosting their charity fundraiser at Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Crispin Courtenay

Villa Chardonnay will once again be hosting their charity fundraiser at Temecula Valley Polo Club (c) Crispin Courtenay

The 2014 season will once again focus on charitable events held at the Temecula Valley Polo club. Events scheduled include: The Temecula Theatre Foundation, Charity for Charity, Temecula Valley Women’s Club, Humanity of Justice Foundation, Travis Roy Foundation, Temecula Art Walk, and Villa Chardonnay Horse Sanctuary.

Temecula Valley Polo Club team at TVPC (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Temecula Valley Polo Club team at TVPC (c) Shawna Sarnowski

Temecula Valley Polo Club pro, Alvaro Tadeo, will lead the Polo School, educating people of all ages in the fine art of playing polo and horse care.

Scott Walker, Lt. Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit , United States Polo Association, (c) Crispin Courtenay

Scott Walker, Lt. Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit , United States Polo Association, (c) Crispin Courtenay

“We will also be hosting two USPA clinics over the season,” said Strunsky. “The United States Polo Association, which will be celebrating its 125 anniversary next year, is represented by our own Scott Walker as the Lt. Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit and is a regular player/member for the Temecula Valley Polo Club team.”

Temecula Valley Polo Club - unique artwork at the facility

Temecula Valley Polo Club – unique artwork at the facility

Temecula Valley Polo Club is supported by BMW of Murrieta, Europa Village Winery, Southcoast Winery Resort, Doffo Winery, Stella Artois, YS Nutrition, and Rockstar Energy Drink.

“We invite Temecula, Murrieta, and all of Southwest Riverside and surrounding areas to join as members, or bring friends and family to tailgate,” said Strunsky. “Friday evenings in 2014, this will be the place to be.”

Inside the tent at Temecula Valley Polo Club -- well mannered pooches welcome (c) Crispin Courtenay

Inside the tent at Temecula Valley Polo Club — well mannered pooches welcome (c) Crispin Courtenay

Ticket prices for Friday night polo at the Temecula Valley Polo Club are $15 per person for VIP entrance or $15 per car for tailgating. Social memberships for the season include Sunday Yoga on the Polo Field with Michelle Trabelsi, golf cart polo matches and occasional dance lessons, as well as invitations held throughout the season.

Geraldine Strunsky (center,) and Alfredo Tedeo celebrate Humanity of Justice Foundation's Polo Team Win

Geraldine Strunsky (center,) and Alfredo Tedeo celebrate Humanity of Justice Foundation’s Polo Team Win (c) Crispin Courtenay

For more information, contact: (760) 832-5297, email: info(at)temeculavalleypolo(dot)com, or visit:http://temeculavalleypolo.com/.

Temecula Valley Polo Club is located: 38801 Los Corralitos Ave Temecula, CA 92592 (polo entrance is off Los Caballos Rd)

About the Temecula Valley Polo Club:
Located at the acclaimed equestrian setting of Galway Downs recently renamed Temecula Downs Event Center, The Temecula Valley Polo Club (TVPC) was established as a regional fundraising venue and prestigious Polo Club showcasing the talent of local and internationally renowned players committed to aligning the sport with philanthropy. The 2014 Temecula Valley Polo Season will open on Friday, May 16. Tickets start at $15 for individuals, and $15 for tailgating. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or to book a special event at the facility, please contact: contact: (760) 832-5297, email: info(at)temeculavalleypolo(dot)com, or visit:http://temeculavalleypolo.com/.

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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