The event will include 4 teams in a round-robin style tournament featuring several of the highest rated players in the world as well as local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities.

Joel Baker, owner of the Circle JB Polo Ranch, is excited to once again host the Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic and support PHP, “(T)his is a unique opportunity to bring world-class Polo to our valley while supporting People Helping People, a nonprofit that helps the less fortunate in our communities”. Baker continued, “(P)rior to the inaugural Classic last year it had been many years since we had premier polo in the Valley available to the public, I am eager to help bring a memorable event to our community which supports a great cause.”

According to Nancy Eklund-Hunsicker, PHP Board Member and Polo Classic Chair, the success of this event is the product of a remarkable team effort of local community leaders, dedicated volunteers, and generous corporate partners. Hunsicker said, “(I)t is a pleasure to work with so many passionate volunteers and community leaders to put on a family friendly event that supports a great organization. I am thrilled to help bring top-level polo to the Valley and think the event should continue for years to come.”

VIP, Patron, and General Admission tickets for the 2013 Classic, Saturday July 20th, are available online at VIP tickets which include field level parking, a champagne reception, comfortable tented seating, catered lunch, para-charity drawings, and a hat contest are $250 each. Patron levels which include VIP polo tickets, tickets to additional PHP events, PHP service sponsorships, and polo program mention are also available. Contact Fahim at for pricing and availability.

General admission tickets, $10 each, include nearby parking and shuttle to the field and stadium style seating close to the action. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Tickets and more information are available on-line at or by calling Fahim at 686-0295. VIP gates open at 10:30 AM, general admission gates open at 12:15; matches begins at 1:30 PM. The Circle JB Polo Ranch is located at 560 McMurray Road in Buellton.

People Helping People is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of men, women and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos and immediate environs by addressing emergency and basic needs and furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services. To learn more about PHP, its programs, and ways that you can help, please visit the PHP web site at or call 686-0295.


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