What a fun day had by all at the inaugural Celebration of the Horse event at the Denver Polo Club this past weekend. The weekend started off on Friday with a “Pretty in Pink” memorial warm-up class continued by drinking and dancing on the lawn. Saturday featured a polo match and a $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic followed by PBR and Rough Stock Rodeo as well as an outdoor concert with the Colorado band, The Movers and Shakers.




Helen Davies of Helen Hands and Co-host Tara Hieb


The guest of honor, Dr. Marvin Beeman, made a grand entrance on horseback commanding the hounds of the Arapahoe Hunt across the field on Sunday prior to the polo finals and the $20,000 Grand Prix.


Dr. Marvin Beeman



Kristin Hardin was the winner of the Grand Prix on Aran and took home the inaugural trophy along with a beautiful flower bouquet by Lisa Florista. Brooke Cudmore was second on Roselyn as well as third on Igor, both coming in with double clears and the exact same time. Fourth place was earned by a Colorado fan favorite, Karen Cudmore and Southern Pride.


  Kristin Hardin & Aran pictured with co-host Erica Gandomcar-Sachs


What a huge hit this event was. Thank you Denver Polo Club for hosting such a fun and exciting weekend for the entire Colorado equestrian community and alike. We can’t wait until next summer!