Polo Challenge 2016
The Dominican Republic already has a large professional event of high goal polo at the same level of countries having more tradition in this sport.
The project finished at the end of 2015 having started just a few months ago and created by the hand of big business men represented by Country House, Los Establos at Cap Cana and Club Lechuzas Caracas RD.
Last 30th December, the equestrian City of Cap Cana was the scene for the official opening of the season of Polo Challenge 2016 in the country with an opening game for 22-goal high handicap. Opening remarks were provided by the triad main representatives, starting by Rafael Torres, president of Country House Resort, immediately afterwards Maria Amelia Hazoury, Executive Vice President of Los Establos at Cap Cana and finally Alfredo Vargas as part of the executive committee as well.
The event includes bronze, silver and gold cups. The season starts on January 7 and its closing ceremony will take place together with the celebration of Caribbean Open on April 2, at the facilities of Los Establos, Country House and Club Lechuzas Caracas RD.
Although the Dominican Republic has participated in this sport since the middle of last century, it has not had a season like Polo Challenge 2016 until now.
The high level of competition is evidenced by the participation of three of the five best players in the world, as well as others well-known internationally who have the opportunity to score points in the WPT.