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Hollywood meets Polo

Veuve Clicquot Champagne returned to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park on Saturday, October 6 for a polo match at the stylish Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles. Co-hosts Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman, Nacho Figueras & Delfina Blaquier, together with Jean-Marc Lacave, President & CEO of Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot U.S. Vice-President Vanessa Kay, welcomed almost 5,000 guests to the third-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles on the gorgeous green land nestled in the Santa Monica mountains.
One of Los Angeles most unique and highly-anticipated social events, the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles showcased polo in Los Angeles, a sport that thrived in the city of Angels in the 1920’s and 30’s when there were twenty-two polo fields in the area. Will Rogers State Historic Park had long been a stomping ground for the likes of Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks, and as the sole remaining polo field in the county, the park strives to maintain its prestige as the heart of polo in Los Angeles. Through the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Veuve Clicquot and Nacho Figueras are committed to keeping the sport of polo alive in Los Angeles.
“It has been an honor watching the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles grow these past three years, and Veuve Clicquot is very proud to have introduced polo to so many people in the Los Angeles area. With almost 5,000 guests, the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles was the biggest yet, and we look forward to seeing how the event grows in the coming years,” says Veuve Clicquot U.S. President Vanessa Kay. “This year’s event was particularly special as we celebrated the global influence of polo and honored India, one of the first countries where polo thrived. The event’s theme drew parallels to the legendary polo match of 1922 in Delhi where 150,000 spectators gathered to watch an exciting match.”
Co-hosts Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman, Head of Veuve Clicquot U.S. Vanessa Kay and Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier welcomed a fashionable crowd of almost 5,000 people including Ashley Greene, Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O’Connell, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ali Larter & Hayes MacArthur, Ellen Pompeo, Selma Blair, Minnie Driver, Rose McGowan, Lauren Conrad, Bijou Phillips, Georgia King, Mandy Moore, Justin Long, Diego Boneta, George Kotsiopoulos, Kaley Cuoco, Garcelle Beauvais, Ashley Madekwe, Dania Ramirez, Colbie Caillat.
Upon entering the marigold marquee, guests were bejeweled with bangles to add to the glamour and sparkle of the event. DJ Ronnie spun world music accompanied by live percussion, getting guests on their feet dancing. The Belly Twins, LA’s beautiful and talented belly dancers, entranced the crowd with a belly dance performance.
Guests were not only delighted by the lovely event aesthetic and vibe, but also the fast-paced and exciting polo match. Team Black Watch, captained by Nacho Figueras, went head-to-head with Team Nespresso, captained by Hector Guerrero, in a grueling 10-9 match. Black Watch players Rico Mansur, Bash Kazi, and Ben Soleimani battled Team Nespresso players Justin Klentner, Santiago von Wernich and Santiago Wolff. Scoring five goals for Team Blackwatch, MVP Nacho Figueras led his team to victory.

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