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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.

Recap: 2nd Annual Easter On The Lawn Kicks Off Polo Season At Prestonwood Polo Club

Children enjoy the Easter Egg hunt- photo Lisa Ingason

Children enjoy the Easter Egg hunt (Photo Credit: Lisa Ingason)

March 31st, Easter Sunday, was a beautiful day to share a picnic with family and friends. Families gathered for the second annual Easter on the Lawn came for Pastor Chris Yost from Crossway United Methodist Church Easter sermon under the beautiful blue sky. This unique service includes a polo match and Easter egg hunt, with Communion in place of the traditional champagne divot stomp. Easter On the Lawn officially kicked off the polo season early at Prestonwood Polo Club this year. The home Interscholastic Polo Team, Prestonwood, got in a practice match for the upcoming Inaugural USPA Youth Series field tournament April 27-28. Currently the USPA Central Regional interscholastic Champions in arena polo, the team hopes to take the title for field polo as well and go to nationals in Virginia. Bring the family, BYOB/Picnic and cheer them on at only $10 a car.

Prestonwood Interscholastic Central Regional champions Ronnie Puente, Vaughn and Vance Miller,enjoyed the worship service during half time of their practice game. Photo: Dena Miller

Prestonwood Interscholastic Central Regional champions Ronnie Puente, Vaughn and Vance Miller,enjoyed the worship service during half time of their practice game. (Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

Spring seasons biggest event  chaired by Carina Gonzales and Dena Miller , the Kentucky Derby Day themed Polo on the Lawn benefits Project Transformation and is May 4th and a limited number of VIP tickets have recently been released for $150 and include a catered meal by Applebees Little Elm, Budweiser Beer, Barefoot wine and Central 214 mixologist Amber Wests ‘Equestrian” cocktail, her spin on the traditional Kentucky Derby drink, the Mint Julep with exclusive gift bags in grandstand box seating. General admission is only $45 and includes a souvenir champagne flute and t-shirt for all with picnic and tailgate seating. Dress it up to win Best Picnic or Best Tailgate contest. WFAA’s Ron Corning, US Weekly’s Fashion Police Steve Kemble and HGTV’s Design Star contestant Hilari Younger are this years panel of judges for Best contests. Best dressed contestants will walk the runway in the “Amateur Fashion Show”. Watch the Derby on flatscreens and enjoy live thoroughbred action with USPA Henry S Miller Cup.

PrintJune 8th Polo for the Planet Chair Shannon Scott invites environmentally “green” vendors to show off their products/services in the Green pavilion, free of charge. Email for details.

2013 Spring polo season wraps up in early July with our Kids Polo Camp, featured on Channel 5 news. See website for sign up.



Prestonwood Polo and Country Club
525 Yacht club Rd.
Oak point, Texas 75068
Ph. 972-628-7955

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