The Fourth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Returns To The Pacific Palisades, 10/5
Veuve Clicquot Champagne is excited to announce that the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles will be returning for a fourth year to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Pacific Palisades on Saturday, October 5, 2013. One of the most highly anticipated events in the area, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles will once again showcase the sport of polo while supporting the preservation of Will Rogers State Historic Park, Will Rogers Polo Club and their efforts to preserve the sport of polo in Los Angeles and the beautiful oasis that is Will Rogers State Historic Park. Co-hosts Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, and President of Veuve Clicquot U.S. Vanessa Kay, will be joined by friends, supporters and polo enthusiasts.
In an effort to give more Angelenos the opportunity to experience the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, and offer a new guest experience, Veuve Clicquot is offering access to both sides of the polo field for the first time ever. In addition to general admission tickets, polo-goers will also now be able to purchase picnic tables in the Clicquot Picnic, a chic picnic party on the shaded south side of the polo field. Picnic tables for four include a gourmet four-course picnic lunch, two bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, premium views of the match, Veuve Clicquot items and more. Exclusively for the Clicquot Picnic, picnickers will also have access to the Nespresso bar offering hot and iced coffee beverages. Veuve Clicquot champagne bars will also be on hand for additional bottle purchase.
Will Rogers State Historic Park has a long association with polo that dates back to the 1920's when Hollywood's biggest stars including Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Douglas Fairbanks would join Will Rogers for friendly games of polo at his picturesque ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. Will Roger's ranch, now the Will Rogers State Historic Park, has remained at the heart of the Los Angeles polo scene and is now home to the last remaining polo grounds in the county. Veuve Clicquot is committed to keeping the sport of polo alive in Los Angeles by supporting the park through the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles.
"We are thrilled to bring the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic back to Los Angeles for a fourth year, and we look forward to expanding the event so even more Angelenos are able to join us for the festivities and to experience this stylish and unique event," says Vanessa Kay, President of Veuve Clicquot U.S. "We are proud to keep the tradition of polo in Los Angeles alive. It is an honor to share this historic sport and its home, the Will Rogers State Historic Park, with the people of Los Angeles."
Veuve Clicquot founded the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in 2008 in New York City, reintroducing the sport to the city after a 70-year lapse. Drawing inspiration from polo's global presence, with its rich culture and heritage, Veuve Clicquot continues to bolster this sport in the U.S. Around the world, spectators gather to enjoy polo matches and take part in elaborate and glamorous afternoons celebrating the game. More than any other sport, polo is best savored live a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot.
"It's wonderful that more Angelenos than ever before will be able to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles," says Nacho Figueras. "Along with Veuve Clicquot, I look forward to welcoming the people of Los Angeles to Will Rogers State Historic Park for the fourth year to enjoy a beautiful day of polo and champagne in support of this wonderful park, which holds the last polo field in Los Angeles."
Veuve Clicquot will also welcome over 4,000 Angelenos on the north side of the field; general admission tickets will be sold for fifty dollars ($50.00) per person, to further support California State Parks. Separately, the Clicquot Picnic table prices vary based on proximity to the field. Front row picnic tables will be sold for $450.00 dollars per person, second row plots will be sold for $350.00 dollars per person and third row plots will be sold for $300.00 dollars per person. Whole tables must be purchased (four people per table) for the Clicquot Picnic.
Faced with narrowing state budgets and staff reductions, the park also depends onpublic and private partnerships like Will Rogers Ranch Foundation and Will Rogers Polo Club, as well as private contributions, for financial support of preservation efforts. All guests of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles, must purchase a ticket or picnic table in advance to gain admittance; tickets and tables can be purchased at www.vcpoloclassic.com beginning September 10, 2013.
General admission ticket holders will be located on the sprawling north side of the field, and will be able to watch the exciting polo exhibition match, sip champagne, and enjoy gourmet bites from some of Los Angeles' favorite food trucks including Baby's Badass Burger, Coolhaus, Crepe N' Around, Greenz on Wheelz, India Jones Chow Truck, Let's Be Frank, Lobsta Truck, South Philly Experience, The Hungry Nomad and The Urban Oven. In addition, guests will enjoy the beats of DJ Nick Cohen and live performances by local bands including bluegrass band Vinnie and the Hooligan's. A Veuve Clicquot boutique will also be available offering a variety of picnic essentials, including blankets, hats, beach towels, fans, sunglasses and more.