Granite Bay (Cameron Smith, Eric Hammon, Victor Soto and Manny Rodriguez) will be joining Hanalei Bay (Krista Bonaguidi, Ron Bonaguidi, Ashton Wolf and Alvaro Tadeo) and Pheasant Hollow (Deb Vermoch, Eileen Duffy, Carlos Galindo and Tim Rudy) on Saturday, December 9th for the first day of competition in the Empire Polo Club’s 4-goal Coyote Classic. Play is scheduled to get underway on the Empire Polo Club’s Field 7 at 11AM on Saturday, December 9th.
The competition will take place in a round-robin format with each team playing the other teams for two consecutive chukkers. The totals from Saturday will be combined with Sunday’s scores to determine the tournament winner.
Although all three teams are rated at the tournament maximum 4-goals, Pheasant Hollow looks to be the pre-tournament favorite after racing through the competition in last week’s Desert Challenge for the title in the season’s opening tournament. Pheasant Hill is also the last winner of the Coyote Classic, taking home the silver in 2015.
The Coyote Classic is the second of four consecutive 4-goal tournaments which will be followed by the Jackalope Cup (Dec. 16th-17th) and the Holiday Cup (Dec. 23-24).
The 2017-2018 Empire Polo season attracts players from across the country and around the world and offers fourteen weekends of fast-paced polo in the beautiful and relaxed setting of California’s winter playground.
The Empire Polo Club is located at 81-800 Avenue 51 in Indio, CA. For further information go to the club website at http://www.empirepolo.com or call 760-342-7755.