Starting today Thursday, April 5th, La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club, is celebrating the 2018 Jaguar Cup. The Club is located in San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.
This Cup is part of the Circuito de Polo del Pacífico, endorsed by the Mexican Polo Federation, bringing together two world-class venues on the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco on two different dates: Costa Careyes Polo Club and La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club. The 19th Agua Alta Cup took place during Holy Week (March 24-31) in Careyes, Jalisco; the 4th Jaguar Cup will take place during Easter Week (April 5-8) in San Pancho, Nayarit. The 1st Pacific Polo Circuit is an initiative of Alberto Ardissone, creator of the Agua Alta Cup, together with Thomas Elliot, Rafa Sproulz, Giorgio Brignone, Martín Arriague, and Froylán Caballero; the latter is the director of the Mexico Polo Tour.
The teams seeking the Jaguar Cup are comprised of players from Mexico (Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Francisco Nayarit, Monterrey), Argentina, Portugal and Guatemala. The trophy is a jaguar sculpture created by Huichol artists from San Pancho. Thomas Elliot, Equestrian Director for La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club, informed there will be six teams participating in the Agua Alta Cup and four in the Jaguar Cup, with a handicap of 5 to 7 goals. The teams participating in La Patrona include: Esteta Polo, Costeñito, Agua Alta and La Patrona, with four players each who will be using at least 80 horses for the duration of the tournament.
The matches will be played behind closed doors on Thursday, April 5th. On Friday they will enjoy sightseeing within the Riviera Nayarit during the day, followed by a cocktail for the teams’ formal presentation. The polo semifinals will take place on Saturday as will the Spring Polo Picnic with live music and paella, as will the After Polo presented by Tequila San Matías Cristal. That evening the players will enjoy the best of San Pancho’s gastronomy. The traditional Sunday Polo Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 8th, with live music, as will the Subsidiary Final, the Jaguar Cup Grand Finale, and the Awards Ceremony for the participating teams.
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Source: Live Punta Mita