Recap: 15th Annual Polo on the Lawn Announcement Party at 5 Creeks Tavern

Cindy Swinford,Shamequia I in Abi Ferrin)Cason,Judith Aronson,Mary Bentley and Roxanna Redfoot ( In binzario Couture)modeling Derby hat styles by Terry Costa. Photo by Bob Manzano.
Cindy Swinford, Shamequia Cason (in Abi Ferrin) ,Judith Aronson, Mary Bentley and Roxanna Redfoot (In Binzario Couture) modeling Derby hat styles by Terry Costa.     Photo by Bob Manzano.

The ladies in fabulous hats and spring fashions posing with the 2016 Bentley just outside the Highland Park Village Theatre a few weeks ago were part of

Vance Miller III,Vaughn Miller, Ameera Swaidan and Vaughn Miller, Jr. Photo by bob Manzano.
Vance Miller III,Vaughn Miller, Ameera Swaidan and Vaughn Miller, Jr. Photo by Bob Manzano.

the photo shoot celebrating the kick-off and announcements for Polo on the Lawn, chaired by Dena Miller.  As sponsors gathered at the 5 Creeks Tavern next door, Christian Iles, The Beauty Architect, was managing the fashions, hair and make-up while Silvestre Luna of Terry Costa provided the hats for the occasion.

Dena and co-chair Jessica Castillo welcomed guests and thanked 5 Creeks Tavern and sponsors such as Morgan Stanley Davis/Yost Group, Pillars Insurance Advisors and Bentley Dallas for their support.   Joining in the celebration were Dena’s husband, Vaughn Miller, President, Prestonwood Polo & Country Club and coach of Prestonwood Interscholastic Polo Team and TCU Intercollegiate Polo team and their sons, Vaughn Miller, Jr. and Vance Miller III, who both attend Highland Park High School. The young men are polo stars in their own right, being three-time High School Polo Champions in the Central USA division and National Runners-up. They also recently won the USPA Arena Masters Southwest Circuit title and the Texas Open High School Polo Championship at Houston Polo Club. Their sister, Gigi Miller,  helped cheer on her big brothers at 5 Creeks Tavern.  The Ladies Polo Auxiliary would like to thank the night’s swag bag sponsors: Tyler Candles. Marcus York, Susan Posnick, Bentley Dallas, Nancy Campbell Agency and Pillars Insurance Advisors.


Ladies Polo Auxiliary members/models. Photo by bob Manzano.
Ladies Polo Auxiliary members/models-Mary Bentley, Judith Aronson, Jessica Castillo, Cindy Swinford, Shamequia Cason, Dena Miller, Roxanna Redfoot and Amneera Swaidan. Photo by Bob Manzano.

The 15th annual Polo on the Lawn is a Kentucky Derby themed event to be held at the Prestonwood Polo & Country Club.  The event includes a fun-filled afternoon of polo with fast-paced action, featuring thoroughbred beauties, champagne divot stomping and sideline socializing. Guests dress for the derby and watch the Derby LIVE on flat screens in the Polo Pavilion. While VIP Sponsors enjoy grandstand box seating that includes a sit down dinner and libations that include the traditional Mint Julep and awesome swag, general admission ticket holders can purchase food on site orbring a picnic basket of their own to enjoy while watching the USPA Polo Match. The fun continues with silent auctions, music and dancing. Prizes will be awarded for the “Best Dressed” Lady, Gentleman, Couple and Child, as well as Best Picnic, Best Tailgate and Best Hat. The goal of this event is to introduce the general public to the Sport of Kings while raising funds and awareness for worthwhile charities in North Texas.

Every Spring on the first Saturday in May in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby, the Prestonwood Polo Foundation hosts Polo on the Lawn.  The Prestonwood Polo Foundation Inc. is a 501(3) c nonprofit organization, and the 2016 beneficiary is Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Prestonwood Polo Club Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant .

Also for 2016, Cuban-American artist Rolando Diaz has authorized a limited edition, numbered to 300, giclee of his

"The Polo Match" circa 2007 by Rolando Diaz.
“The Polo Match” circa 2007 by Rolando Diaz.

piece “At the Polo Match” that he painted live at Polo on the Lawn in 2007, signed  by the artist with certificate of authenticity to the LPA for the 15th annual Polo on the Lawn. While the painting is valued at $7500, you can have a high quality print of your very own for $500 and proceeds go to LPA charities.  If you like to gamble, take a chance and buy raffle tickets to win giclee number 1, the first off the press!

Winning ticket will be drawn on Kentucky Derby Day (May 7, 2016) at the 15th annual Polo On The Lawn. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100.

Also, a lovely Polo scene from 14th annual Polo on the Lawn post cards will be offered in a bundle of 12 for $10.



Where: Prestonwood Polo and Country Club

525 Yacht Club Rd.

Oak Point Texas, 75068

When: May 7 2016

3 pm-7pm

Cost: General Admission $45, kids 12 and under FREE-includes tailgating and lawn seating, BYOB and picnic, champagne and commemorative glass for the traditional divot stomp.

VIP  Sponsorships and underwriting are available. Contact Dena Miller at 214-533-8997 or

Purchase tickets online beginning April or at gate.

Simon Crossley, Allyson Aynesworth, Li McGuire, Brian Glenn. Photo by Bob Manzano
Simon Crossley, Allyson Aynesworth, Li McGuire, Brian Glenn. Photo by Bob Manzano
Mary Burnham and Cathy Belen. Photo by bob Manzano.
Mary Burnham and Cathy Belen. Photo by Bob Manzano.



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