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Airstream

That childhood feeling of counting down the last days of school with eager anticipation of the onset of summer has taken hold of me, perhaps for the first time since I was a child. The last week of June, I head out with my children on a summer adventure of polo playing and pop-up-shops across the Northwestern United States in partnership with Airstream Northwest. [powr-banner-slider id=4976d766_1496943345] We will launch the Airstream from our flagship store in Mill Valley, California and road trip up to Idaho for our first stop, celebrating the opening of a new ranch and polo field in the Idaho countryside.  After a few days in Sun Valley, we will wind up the interstate into Wyoming, Montana and...

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Costa Careyes

My motto since taking up the sport of polo:  Have polo mallet, will travel.  Over Easter, my children and I took our mallets and swim suits and headed South to Costa Careyes, Mexico, a private resort located on the Pacific Ocean in the southern part of Jalisco, Mexico.  Careyes is comprised of private villas and casitas all with sweeping views of the beautiful, blue Pacific.  In addition to the amazing warm surf, boating and snorkeling activities offered, Careyes has two plush, green polo fields and strings of Argentine polo ponies.  Our visit over Easter week was to play and sponsor the 17th annual Agua Alta Polo Tournament.  This 6-8 goal tournament was comprised of six teams with players from Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, the...

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Grand Opening

On December 1, 2016, STICK & BALL celebrated the opening of its first retail store and design studio in Mill Valley, California.  The brand, created five years ago by local designer and polo player, Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn, captures the casual luxury in fashion and lifestyle surrounding the sport of polo played in the countryside.  The new retail shop and design studio is located a few blocks shy of downtown along the bustling E. Blithedale Avenue.  Guests enjoyed celebratory sparkling wine from Sonoma's Gloria Ferrer, select estate wines from Napa Valley's Beaulieu Vineyards and Beringer, a cheese selection curated by acclaimed cheese expert, Laura Werlin, and empanadas by Mill Valley’s hot, new Playa Restaurant. Guests attending received gift cards for purchases...

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Sunny Hale

Sunny Hale on Polo, Passion, & Pursuing Dreams Sunny Hale is widely recognized among her peers as the most accomplished and well respected female polo player in the world. Her most famous victory is becoming the first woman in history to win the US Open Polo Championships as a professional player, hired by the Outback Steakhouse Polo Team at the request of the world’s #1 player of all time Adolfo Cambiaso - the equivalent of a woman being hired to play in the NBA Finals, World Series, or the Superbowl as a starter among the men… and winning the championship. Sunny travels the world promoting the sport she loves in new tournaments for women and has written several books, including the newly released...

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Stick & Ball Oyster Cup

  It was the ultimate summer day in the wine country as we hosted the 12th Annual 2015 Oyster Cup Polo Tournament held on July 25, 2015 at Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma, California!  We welcomed guests in the rolling hills of Petaluma for a perfect, West Coast-inspired, charity polo match with regional and international guests and polo players and a field-side filled with incredible fare from the wine country to Argentina.  What started out over a decade ago as a small group of friends and family enjoying sacks of oysters field-side while watching country style polo, has grown into a San Francisco Bay Area social highlight of the season. Proceeds of over $10,000 from the event were donated...

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