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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Prestonwood Polo Club To Host USPA National Youth Tournament Series

Texas A & M coach Mike, Vance miller, Andrew Garcia, Ronnie Puentes, Vaughn miller and coach Vaughn miller. Photo -Dena miller

(Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

 

The Dallas area Prestonwood team won the USPA Central Regional Interscholastic Tournament in Houston, Texas Sunday February 24 and advances to the national competition next week March 15-17 at Empire Polo Club in California. The public is invited to come out and see the Championship winners take their game onto the field when Prestonwood Polo Club hosts their first USPA National Youth Tournament Series April 27-28. Polo clubs all over the country are hosting qualifier tournaments with finals to be held in Virginia over Labor Day Weekend.

Can Prestonwood win in both arena and field categories? Anything is possible and the team is working very hard. 8th grade Vaughn Miller from Highland Park started his polo career playing on the field and says it’s his preferred game. He has played both with his father and against his father, Vaughn Miller, who is the team’s coach, during Prestonwood Polo Clubs polo season for the past two years. Younger brother Vance Miller, 6th grade,  has experience on the field playing with the youth league. 9th grader from Little Elm, Ronnie Puentes, helps his grandfather train the polo ponies and spends a lot of time on horseback. Arena Polo seems to be Andrew Garcia’s, a senior from Southlake, strong area, but he’ll bring it on the field, too. Andrew has two brothers that are professional polo players. Polo is definitely a family affair, both on and off the field.  Families and their leashed pets are invited to come and cheer them on. Please check website for schedule closer to event date for more details. Grandstand seating, Tailgating,  BYOB/Picnic, Bounce house for kids, and fun raffles for team fundraiser will take place in the grand pavilion. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase.

WHEN: April 27th and 28th

WHERE: 

Prestonwood Polo and Country Club
525 Yacht Club Rd.
Oak Point, Texas
Ph. 972-628-7955

TICKETS: $10 per car

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