Letter: Snow polo benefits equine therapy program | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Snow polo benefits equine therapy program

A wonderful event took place in Aspen on Dec. 19 and 20. The Aspen Valley Polo Club hosted the Piaget World Snow Polo Championships. This event brought a delightful experience to downtown Aspen, exposed a new sport to many people and helped generate business for many shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses involved with the event production. Top-ranked polo players from around the world competed on a beautiful snowy day. In addition, money was raised for the Aspen Sister Cities, whose mission is to share ideas and cultures through international exchange. The event also raised money for Sopris Therapy Services and Horses for Heroes Programs, which provide rehabilitation programs for children, adults and disabled veterans through equine-assisted therapy. Not only did the event bring business to Aspen, but it also gave proceeds of ticket sales to charitable organizations.

We would like to thank the St. Regis Hotel, Piaget, Aspen Valley Polo Club, Audi, Jenni and Gavin Guinan and Marc and Melissa Ganzi for putting on a first-class event and the city of Aspen for allowing the use of picturesque Wagner Park. Our organization benefitted greatly from this event, and we are very grateful to everyone involved.

Patricia Horwitz

Executive director, Sopris Therapy Services and Horses for Heroes

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