The pearl of the polo season took place in the rolling hills of Northern California at the Cerro Pampa Polo Club, Petaluma. What started out as a small group of friends and family enjoying sacks of oysters field-side while watching country style polo, has grown into a social highlight of the season raising much needed funds for local charities.
The Oyster Cup Polo Tournament was a huge success with spectacular field-side decor including giant teepees, traditional buckets of freshly shucked Drake’s Bay oysters and delectable local wines. Guests travelling from the South Bay to the Wine Country topped off the occasion, with the STICK & BALL polo team winning against Napa Valley’s Bespoke Collection and taking home the coveted 2014 Oyster Cup. The tournament hosted two days of matches and was held for the eighth time.
Proceeds from the event were donated to the Bay Area’s Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Guests enjoyed fabulous rosé by Napa Valley’s Cultivar, a taste of Argentina from Recuerdo Wines and Pedras Cabernet paired with authentic Argentine cuisine featuring Estancia Beef & Llano Seco Pork cooked by local Marin chef, Janet Dresser. Kids raced field-side on stick horses while munching on Somersault Snacks. Patrons enjoyed a silent auction for BCEF and shopping with pop-up shops from STICK & BALL, Horse & Style Magazine and 7 Locust. Freshly shucked oysters were accompanied by Lagunitas and Holy Craft Beer with traditional, live, Blue Grass music in the background.
The polo teams, made up of players from the San Francisco Bay Area down to Argentina, were sponsored by Napa Sonoma Magazine, Cultivar Wine, Estancia Beef, Llano Seco Pork, Bespoke Collection and STICK & BALL. As the sun set in the hills above the polo field, guests danced into the moonlight with Space Cowboys’s DJ Mancub and headsets by Silent Frisco.