Posted on 21 Oct
A match made in heaven. The Mandarina - Stick & Ball polo team recently wrapped its summer tournament series with an exciting win at Piocho Ranch in Santa Barbara. After a spirited match, guests toasted the win and enjoyed an intimate, locally inspired, farm-to-field dinner, held on the polo field. (View more images of the event below.)
The Mandarina - Stick & Ball team was born out of a partnership between Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, located in Mexico’s new Mandarina resort and residential community, and Stick & Ball, the equestrian, polo-inspired apparel and lifestyle brand. Over the summer, the like-minded brands announced their partnership at The Battery in San Francisco and then took the show on the road to some of the finest clubs in the country, including Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma. Mandarina also hosted The Mandarina Cup at Aspen Valley Polo Club, the official sister club of Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
Situated north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s pristine Pacific Coast, Mandarina is home to the new One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Mandarina Private Homes—among the first collection of One&Only homes to own in the world. Mandarina encompasses a one-mile stretch of sandy beach, leafy tropical jungle, soaring mountain peaks and rolling green flatlands. Residents and guests enjoy the amenities of the hotel, including the One&Only Spa, an 85,000-square-foot kids’ club, beach club and family-friendly and adults-only dining destinations. They also enjoy access to the community’s jungle adventure course, sports fields, miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, farm-to-table dining and the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
“With world-class facilities at Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, Mandarina is able to offer the ultimate equestrian lifestyle,” says Andy Ardila, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group, which represents marketing of One&Only Mandarina Private Homes. “The club is one of the exceptional amenities that make Mandarina such an entirely unique destination.”
Featuring indoor and outdoor arenas, a tournament-sized polo field, and 20 state-of-the-art stalls, the club offers something for riders of all ages and abilities, from competitions and events to riding lessons and trail rides.
The club will be enjoyed by visitors to One&Only Mandarina and owners of One&Only Mandarina Private Homes, a collection of 55 ultra-private homes capturing sweeping ocean, jungle and mountain views. The four-, five- and eight-bedroom homes are designed to blend with the Mandarina landscape and offer effortless homeownership with concierge services, resort privileges and property management provided by One&Only Mandarina.