The event celebrates Dominican Republic's legendary roots in polo, honors Dominican Diplomat-playboy and legendary polo player, Porfirio Rubirosa, and promotes the lush island nation as a destination offering sophisticated resorts, luxury, celebrity and equestrian tourism.
"Dominican Republic is being rediscovered as an upscale destination by tourists, celebrities and filmmakers alike. Having a presence in the 2012 season of the Santa Barbara Polo Club and recognizing the international success of Dominican polo icon Porfirio Rubirosa will emphasize the equestrian lifestyle, polo players and variety of other luxury activities that Dominican Republic has to offer," said Magaly Toribio, Vice Minister of International Promotion, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.
Situated on the country's magnificent Southeast Coast along the
Caribbean Sea, Casa de Campo Resort in La Romana is where Porfirio
Rubirosa played polo and is the regional hot spot for this sport. Casa
de Campo was also the site of the World Cup Semi-Final Polo