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Holly Andersen grew up as an Army brat, traveling from post to post during childhood, but is proud to call Colorado her home. She enjoys hitting the running trails with her golden retriever, Shadow, as well as snowboarding and reading. A huge Denver sports fanatic, you can usually find Holly at Broncos and Avalanche games on the weekends. Holly has a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a certified event planner.

Recap: Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic 2013

(Photo Credit: Denver Polo Classic)

Photo Credit: Denver Polo Classic

 

(Photo Credit: Baume and Mercier. From left to right: Bryan Holvey, Regional Manager West for Baume & Mercier; Jennifer Ferkenhoff, Hyde Park; Michael Fancher, Denver Active 20-30 Children's Foundation; Patricia Sherman, Hyde Park; Rudy Chavez President of Baume & Mercier North America)

(Photo Credit: Baume and Mercier. From left to right:
Bryan Holvey, Regional Manager West for Baume & Mercier; Jennifer Ferkenhoff, Hyde Park; Michael Fancher, Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation; Patricia Sherman, Hyde Park; Rudy Chavez President of Baume & Mercier North America)

The Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic just celebrated their 26th year with three days of entertainment that began on Friday with the Del Frisco’s/Sullivan’s Black Tie Ball, a Family Day on Saturday and finished with the Lockton Championship Day on Sunday. The event was also hosted by the Denver Active 20-30

(Photo Credit: Holly Andersen)

Photo Credit: Holly Andersen

 

(Photo Credit: Baume and Mercier. Left to right: Jennifer Ferkenhoff, Hyde Park; Aaron Wallace, live auction winner; Cassie Wallace, live auction winner; Rudy Chavez President of Baume & Mercier North America; Bryan Holvey, Regional Manager West for Baume & Mercier)

(Photo Credit: Baume and Mercier. Left to right:
Jennifer Ferkenhoff, Hyde Park; Aaron Wallace, live auction winner; Cassie Wallace, live auction winner; Rudy Chavez President of Baume & Mercier North America; Bryan Holvey, Regional Manager West for Baume & Mercier)

I was fortunate enough to attend the Championship Day on Sunday. Dressed in my Polo Classic Sunday best, a pastel colored sun dress and new wedges, I strolled through the tent deciding what food I wanted to try from the phenomenal restaurants that were there. After taste testing each restaurant’s delicacy, it didn’t take long before I stumbled upon the new Ladies Lounge, (OK, less of a stumble, more of a sprint). The Ladies Lounge, presented by Reign Magazine, is the Denver Polo Classic’s first ever women-only hangout. The Ladies Lounge offered makeup and hair touch-ups (by Look Salon), a mimosa bar and couches and magazines intended to cool the women off so they can come back and rejoin their men refreshed. With the torrid sun this past weekend, women need a refuge like this to revitalize themselves.

(Photo Credit: Holly Andersen)

Photo Credit: Holly Andersen

The guests were entertained by hours of polo playing, even allowing them to pet the horses afterwards. Although the horses weren’t given a lounge during break periods, they were constantly being cooled off and some even posed for pictures.

Me posing with one of the Polo horses

Me posing with one of the Polo horses (Photo Credit: Holly Andersen)

The Denver Polo Classic provided food from the finest gourmet restaurants in Denver, as well as exquisite wine, champagne, beer and cocktails. The major sponsors of this event were Schomp BMW, The Salah Foundation, Del Frisco’s, Sullivan’s Steak House, Lockton, BKD, Grey Goose, Barefoot, MillerCoors, and Southwest.

The Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation (“Denver Active 20-30”) is a non-profit service organization for business leaders between the ages of 20 and 39. Chartered under Active 20-30 International, the Foundation members represent a diversity of professional backgrounds. The mission of the Foundation is to raise money for disadvantaged children through annual fund-raising events and projects. Since its inception in 1987, events hosted by Denver Active 20-30 have raised over $6 million.

 

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