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Land Rover America's Polo Cup Team Plays in USPA World Snow Polo Championships, Aspen, Colorado

Team Sponsored by Land Rover, St. Regis Resort Aspen, National Polo League & American Airlines

ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Rover America's Polo Cup Team participated in the prestigious USPA World Snow Polo Championships, in Aspen Colorado in a weekend filled with world class polo and camaraderie on and off the field.

The US Land Rover America's Cup Polo Team was comprised of John Gobin at 8 goals, (one of the highest rated arena polo players in the world) at position 3. Doug Barnes at position 2, rated at 3 goals, and Team Captain Tareq Salahi at position 1, rated at 1 goal.

The US Land Rover America's Cup Polo Team was co-sponsored by the luxurious St. Regis Aspen Resort and was greeted and hosted by Director of Sales & Marketing Ben Mollere, General Manager Senih Geray and Moet Hennessey's Rachel Hager. Land Rover Vehicles graced the hotel on display, as did a private reception for the Land Rover Polo Team in the lobby with the hotel guests. Polo players signed autographs on Land Rover brochures for guests throughout the weekend.

Occupying one of the world's best addresses at the base of Aspen Mountain, the St. Regis Aspen Resort provides the quintessential mountain resort experience. With fine accommodations, anticipatory service symbolized by signature St. Regis butlers, superb amenities, the indulgent Remede Spa and over 20,000 square feet of function space, guests receive an unmatched experience in a town famous for bliss.

With a range of accommodations offering town and mountain views, the St. Regis Aspen Resort is well-suited as a romantic getaway, a family resort or a distinctive venue for successful meetings and events. The St. Regis Aspen Resort features 179 guestrooms and suites. The east wing of the resort features the exquisitely appointed St. Regis Residence Club, Aspen comprised of 25 spacious two- and three-bedroom residences that may be rented when available. For information and reservations, call 888-454-9005 or visit

The US Land Rover America's Cup Polo Team played on Saturday against Roaring Fork Polo Team, and defeated the team in the last 5 seconds, with a winning goal by Doug Barnes. Advancing forward, the Land Rover US America's Cup Polo Team played in the Finals of the USPA Polo Match, and after a heated-polo match in the snow, walked away with runner up prizes presented by former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and model Michaele Salahi.

About Land Rover North America -

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true 'breadth of capability' across the model range. Defender, Freelander 2 (LR2), Discovery 3 (LR3), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 78% of this model range exported to over 140 countries. Land Rover employs 8,500 people and supports a further 40,000 jobs supported in the supply chain.

Land Rover takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. Emissions have been cut with all new models and, together with Jaguar, it is investing 700m pounds Sterling on technology specifically aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Also, since September 2006, carbon dioxide generated by Land Rover manufacturing activities and UK customer vehicle use has been balanced through an industry leading offset program run by Climate Care.

Land Rover North America is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the America's Polo Cup.

About the Land Rover America's Polo Cup & Polo Team -

The Land Rover America's Polo Cup, is the world's most prestigious and largest International televised charity "grass" polo sporting event; it provides a unique experience for both loyal fans of polo and those discovering the world's oldest sport for the first time. America's Polo Cup Team hosted its official Kick off Preview on September 20th, 2008 on the DC National Mall with its opening ceremonies of numerous military fly overs throughout the day including three F-18s flying by the Washington Monument over the polo fields. The America's Polo Cup Team will be playing polo in Aspen, CO Winter 2008, Dubai Winter 2009 and will culminate with the Battle of the Coral Sea Gala on May 8th, 2009 followed by the America's World Cup on May 9th, 2009 at their Host Club, Capitol Polo Club in Potomac, Maryland. The First polo match, will be the NPL presenting the NY Empires vs. Washington DC Patriots, followed by the official Ambassadors Cup - featuring players of the First Chukker Polo Teams. The main polo match will be the World Cup to feature the USA being challenged by Australia in a weekend filled with Live Concerts, polo, fashion, wine, beer, music, Military exhibitions, family fun and a spectacular fireworks show that rivals the 4th of July in Washington D.C. Friday night's Battle of the Coral Sea Gala and Rockin the Runway show will feature a performance by the USO, American Idol star Michael Johns and then a full runway show. Proceeds from the Land Rover America's Polo Cup benefits Journey for the Cure, a not for profit public charity. For more information please visit


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