Stick & Ball Announces Mandarina as ‘Presenting Team Sponsor’ for the 2019 West Coast Polo & Dinner Series in San Francisco, Aspen and Santa Barbara

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Stick & Ball equestrian + polo apparel and lifestyle company and Mandarina launch the 2019 West Coast Polo & Dinner Series at three of America's most beautiful polo clubs in the West — San Francisco, Aspen and Santa Barbara.

Elizabeth Welborn+ Stick & Ball Polo Team

“Stick & Ball is thrilled to have Mandarina sponsoring our West Coast Polo & Dinner Series. They bring a reputation for excellence and a passion for the sport of polo.” —Stick & Ball founder, Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn.

Stick & Ball, an equestrian, polo-inspired apparel and lifestyle company, announces today that Mandarina is the new presenting sponsor for its 2019 West Coast Polo & Dinner Series, and the title sponsor of the Mandarina - Stick & Ball Polo Team. The team will hit the road this summer for a series of polo tournaments and private dinners, held at three of America’s most beautiful polo clubs; Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma, CA - June 29, Aspen Valley Polo Club in Aspen, CO - August 3, and Piocho Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA - September 28.

“Mandarina is very excited for our summer polo event series with Stick & Ball in San Francisco, Petaluma, Aspen and Santa Barbara. We look forward to working with Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn and her team on our stateside events this year and eventual events in Mexico next year when Mandarina opens,” said Ricardo Santa Cruz, RLH Properties’ Chief of Business Development Mandarina.

One&Only Mandarina, developed by RLH Properties, is situated along the pristine Riviera Nayarit, a nearly 200-mile stretch of coastline in the Western Mexican State of Nayarit, between the forested mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Pacific Ocean.

Nestled along a one mile stretch of pristine beach, Mandarina is the most significant new resort and residential community to grace the shores of Mexico in decades and will draw the most discerning buyers and travelers from around the world to Riviera Nayarit. Just under one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mandarina will feature one of the world’s first collections of One&Only branded residences. One&Only Mandarina Private homes will debut alongside One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Residences and Rosewood Mandarina, as well as the world class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club replete with state of the art polo grounds, dressage and jumping arenas, stables and more.

The 2019 West Coast Polo & Dinner Series, presented by Mandarina and Stick & Ball kicked-off with a cocktail party at The Battery in San Francisco, May 23. The polo tournaments in Petaluma, Aspen and Santa Barbara will each be followed by sunset dinners on the fields of each club. Renowned for producing exquisite farm-to-field dinners at polo clubs around the world, Stick & Ball is producing these dinners in partnership with each host club, local chefs, farmers and artisans, to produce truly authentic and elegant polo experiences, embodying the spirit of America's West Coast summer season.

“Stick & Ball is thrilled to have Mandarina sponsoring our West Coast Polo & Dinner Series. They bring a reputation for excellence and a passion for the sport of polo, commensurate with Stick & Ball. We are excited to be a part of introducing this world-class equestrian resort and residential community, and the vision of RLH Properties to America’s polo community.” Stick & Ball’s founder and creative director, Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn.

For information about Stick & Ball Events: Angela Baker angela(at)

RLH Properties was established in Mexico City on February 28, 2013 with a focus on activities exclusively related to the high-end segment of the hotel business. Thus, it focuses on the acquisition and development of high-end segment hotel assets located in cities and on beaches that are situated in the main urban centers and tourist destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. RLH has strategic locations that are difficult to replicate, with various barriers to entry and that are in low supply relative to current and potential demand. RLH has a flexible business model that seeks investment of high-end hotel assets operated by various internationally prestigious hotel brands. Currently in its portfolio, RLH owns Mayakoba, Mandarina, Four Seasons Mexico City, and Villa Magna in Madrid.

ABOUT STICK & BALL                                                                                                                    
Stick & Ball is an equestrian, polo-inspired apparel and lifestyle brand. Our designs take inspiration from the amazing sport of polo in the rolling hills of California down to the vast pampas in Argentina and the ancient polo countryside around the world. The line includes hand crafted luxury apparel, a collection of Italian vegetable tanned leather accessories made in California, equestrian-inspired home decor, Italian hand sewn silks and linens, equestrian-inspired tees and knit socks and hand forged jewelry. The collection is available at the flagship retail and design studio in Mill Valley, CA, online at, in select boutiques, luxury resorts and polo clubs around the world. In 2018, Stick & Ball launched its’ new travel & events division, producing extraordinary polo events, travel and riding adventures.

Stick & Ball is committed to producing eco-responsible events. With each decision, we always measure our impact on the destinations we have the privilege to live in, and travel to, now, and in the future.

Event Information:
May 23 - 2019 San Francisco Polo Season Kick-off - The Battery, San Francisco, CA                                                                            
June 29 - Polo & Dinner Series - Cerro Pampa Polo Club, Petaluma, CA
August 3 - Polo & Dinner Series - Aspen Valley Polo Club, Aspen CO                                                                        
September 28 - Polo & Dinner Series - Piocho Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA

For information about Stick & Ball:
Discover Mandarina
Stick & Ball Events & Travel

For information about One&Only Mandarina:
Facebook: @DiscoverMandarina
Instagram: @Mandarina.MX
Twitter: Mandarina_MX

Media Contact:
Amy Bonetti Price amy(at)

Media Assets:
Mandarina Corporate Fact Sheet
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Mandarina - Stick & Ball Polo Team Jerseys

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