Facilities at the Las Colinas Polo Club

About the Las Colinas Polo Club Located Near the Heart of Dallas, Texas (1996-2011)

The very successful and popular Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club closed it’s doors as a country club in 1996. Therefore many dedicated ladies and gentlemen of the former WBPHC worked hard to establish what was known as the Las Colinas Polo Club for 15  years (1996-2011).  It was conveniently located near the heart of Dallas approximately one mile west of Luna Road off Riverside Drive, on the northeast corner of the Las Colinas Equestrian Center.

Willowbender and enthusiastic polo Patron Jesse Pruitt generously served as the only club President for 15 years, beginning in 1996 until the Las Colinas Polo Club closed in 2011.

Las Colinas Polo Club President Jesse Pruitt with his beautiful current wife and successful attorney Kathryn during the champagne divot stomp at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Las Colinas Polo Club President Jesse Pruitt with his beautiful current wife and successful attorney Kathryn during the champagne divot stomp at the Las Colinas Polo Club

 

“In February of 2008 after making a persuasive marketing plan first to Kevin Mokarow and once Kevin approved and paved the way, and lastly to John Muse.  I was hired as, the first to my knowledge, a paid staff member as the Marketing and Events Director for the newly organized North Texas Polo LLC and their Las Colinas Polo Club.  In the fall polo season of 2008, Jesse left a voicemail and later told me in person during a polo match with infectious enthusiasm one of the best compliments of my life.  Jesse Pruitte said, ‘Charlotte!  I don’t know what and how you are doing it but I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS MANY (new) PEOPLE AT POLO (the Las Colinas Polo Club), on a Sunday, in the FALL and DURING a DALLAS COWBOY GAME!!!  What ever you’re doing, please KEEP IT UP!’  

Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during the champagne divot stomp with Charlotte Menke Skaggs' Basset-Beagle rescue named "Tally Ho!"
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during the champagne divot stomp with Charlotte Menke Skaggs’ Basset-Beagle rescue named “Tally Ho!”

 

“My own ideas and grass-roots strategies resulted in an increase in attendance of 500% in just a few months.  My bosses were North Texas Polo LLC Executive Directors and team Patron’s Mr. Jesse Pruitt (team CMC), Mr. John Muse (team Lucchese), and Mr. Kevin Mokarow (team Mokarow) and Willow Bend Polo’s, polo pro Robert Payne, Jr. served as the liaison between the Executive Directors who were each highly successful and very busy business men on an average daily basis.  

Unfortunately just about all American’s know what happened to the United States economy and banking industry in late October 2008.  As a result, long time polo field sponsor, Capital One Bank, had to cancel their sizable yearly sponsorship after over six years.  Automobile and champagne divot stomp sponsor, University Park Audi had to do the same.  

Las Colinas Club President and longtime polo Patron, Jesse Pruitt, called me into his business office to inform me that due to the Club being down such a significant amount in income due to sponsor’s reduced marketing budgets, that the club could no long afford to make my paychecks.  However, he did encourage me to please still promote if I could because they appreciated my loyal and successful support.  Therefore, I formed Texans for Polo in 2009 after my two ruptured discs neck fusion surgery which was a success.”

~Charlotte Taylor, North Texas Polo LLC & Las Colinas Polo Club Marketing Director, a.k.a. the “Polo Lady”

Polo Patron Jesse Pruitt and his CMC Realty polo team celebrating their victory with gifts and a customary kiss on the cheek by then Ladies Polo Auxiliary volunteer Charlotte Menke Skaggs in the spring of 2006
Polo Patron Jesse Pruitt and his CMC Realty polo team celebrating their victory with gifts and a customary kiss on the cheek by then Ladies Polo Auxiliary volunteer Charlotte Taylor in the spring of 2006

 

Las Colinas Polo Club President (1996-2011) Mr. Jesse Pruitt photographed relaxing a bit, here at the former Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club (1973-1996) in Plano, Texas
Las Colinas Polo Club President (1996-2011) Mr. Jesse Pruitt photographed relaxing a bit, here at the former Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club (1973-1996) in Plano, Texas
University Park Audi Sales Executive Don Lambert with Marketing Director of North Texas Polo LLC and it's Las Colinas Polo Club, Charlotte Menke Skaggs, sharing a fun-loving laugh during the event when former President of Mexico Vicente Fox paid the polo club, it's players, and guests a visit and threw in the game ball
University Park Audi Sales Executive Don Lambert with Marketing Director of North Texas Polo LLC and it’s Las Colinas Polo Club, Charlotte Taylor, sharing a fun-loving laugh during the event when former President of Mexico Vicente Fox paid the polo club, it’s players, and guests a visit and threw in the game ball

 

Despite ALL of Charlotte’s promotional efforts (she was not in charge of club sponsorships) that was a long time independent agent, Charles Ward’s, responsibility, the polo club limped along in it’s last year due to the lasting impact of the U.S. economy.  As a result the Las Colinas Polo Club closed after it’s 2011 polo season.

 

Sadly, the entire Las Colinas Equestrian Center, including the expansive acreage know as the Las Colinas Polo Club from 1996-2011, 15 years in operation, sold and is no longer in operation as of 2015.

Las Colinas Equestrian Center and Las Colinas Polo Club Map
Las Colinas Equestrian Center and Las Colinas Polo Club Map
Las Colinas city landmark. The Mustang fountain at Williams Square in downtown Las Colinas, TX.
Las Colinas city landmark. The Mustang fountain at Williams Square in downtown Las Colinas, TX.
Las Colinas Equestrian Center
Las Colinas Equestrian Center

 

Longtime, loyal, and hugely supportive Las Colinas Polo Club President, Jesse Pruitt, gave it a good last shot as he proposed that the USPA Polo Training Foundation move to the polo field and equestrian center in 2014.

Las Colinas Equestrian Center entrance
Las Colinas Equestrian Center entrance

 

Also wise and kind polo pro Tom Goodspeed operated the revived SMU Polo team from there and formed the Irving Polo Club at the Las Colinas Equestrian facilities beginning in 2011 until the city of Dallas sold it.  The Las Colinas Polo Club’s was located in a flood zone, which resulted in it being under water on occasions.  Therefore it is unclear to many former members of LCPC what will happen to the former polo field.

SMU Polo Team
SMU Polo Team

 

“As a result, the fun and beautiful memories so many players and fans enjoyed at the Las Colinas Polo Club will live on and on, in many people’s hearts!”

~ Charlotte Taylor

 

All the ladies and gentleman who used to play at the Las Colinas Polo Club resumed polo play on their combined total of six private polo ranches they began to develop back when the world class Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club closed it’s doors back in 1996.  These players and patrons continue today to play on the combined total of 11 different polo fields located just north of the shores of Lake Lewisville.  Specifically in Little Elm, Oak Point, and Aubrey in North Texas.

North Texas Polo LLC Treasurer, polo Patron, and talent for the "Friends of Polo" an introduction to polo talk Mr. Fred Johnson with his good friend Kat who co-chaired the Ladies Polo Auxiliary "Polo on the Midway" event with LPA member and "LPA Lady of the Year 2007" Charlotte Menke Skaggs in October 2006 hosted at the Stonebriar Polo Club in Oak Point, TX
North Texas Polo LLC Treasurer, polo Patron, and talent for the “Friends of Polo” an introduction to polo talk Mr. Fred Johnson with his good friend Kat who co-chaired the Ladies Polo Auxiliary “Polo on the Midway” event with LPA member and “LPA Lady of the Year 2007” Charlotte Taylor in October 2006 hosted at the Stonebriar Polo Club in Oak Point, TX
North Texas Polo LLC and Las Colinas Polo Club Marketing and Events Director Charlotte Menke Skaggs (center) and from left to right Charlotte's grandmother Marjorie Russell Skaggs, and mother Sandra Skaggs Menke, Charlotte's long time, dear friend, the talented Gabe Meadows, Charlotte Menke Skaggs, Charlotte's friend Scott Irvin and his sweet grandmother and mother standing at the center of the grandstands entrance at the Las Colinas Polo Club
North Texas Polo LLC and Las Colinas Polo Club Marketing and Events Director Charlotte Skaggs Taylor (center) and from left to right Charlotte’s grandmother Marjorie Russell Skaggs, and mother Sandra Skaggs Menke, Charlotte’s long time, dear friend, the talented Gabe Meadows, Charlotte Menke Skaggs, Charlotte’s friend Scott Irvin and his sweet grandmother and mother standing at the center of the grandstands entrance at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox with host RP Payervand on the sidelines of the Las Colinas Polo Club as RP explains to Mr. Fox how and when to throw in the polo ball to initiate the polo match
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox with host RP Payervand on the sidelines of the Las Colinas Polo Club as RP explains to Mr. Fox how and when to throw in the polo ball to initiate the polo match
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club at the Polo on the Lawn event
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club at the Polo on the Lawn event
Front row: Former Palmolive model and spokeswoman Linda, Jesse Pruitt, Kathryn Pruitt, Bill Kraft of Catena watches USA. Second row, Robert Payne, Jr.s wife Tamara Payne and their daughter Krissy Payne, and in the back: Texas Polo equipment company owner Vinnie Meyer at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Front row: Former Palmolive model and spokeswoman Linda, Jesse Pruitt, Kathryn Pruitt, Bill Kraft of Catena watches USA. Second row, Robert Payne, Jr.s wife Tamara Payne and their daughter Krissy Payne, and in the back: Texas Polo equipment company owner Vinnie Meyer at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during some drizzling rain drops
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during some drizzling rain drops
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during some drizzling rain drops during the infamous Champagne Divot Stomp while knocking around some polo balls with their foot mallets
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club during some drizzling rain drops during the infamous Champagne Divot Stomp while knocking around some polo balls with their foot mallets
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Dallas, Texas fashion designer Abby Ferrin with guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Dallas, Texas fashion designer Abby Ferrin with guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox, North Texas Polo LLC Board of Directors member and Patron for the Mokarow Farms Polo Club Kevin Mokarow, Mrs. Vincente Fox, Marta Sahagún, and polo patron RP Payervand inside the main entrance of the Las Colinas Polo Club's grandstands
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox, North Texas Polo LLC Board of Directors member and Patron for the Mokarow Farms Polo Club Kevin Mokarow, Mrs. Vincente Fox, Marta Sahagún, and polo patron RP Payervand inside the main entrance of the Las Colinas Polo Club’s grandstands
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Longtime good friends, polo Patron and colorful announcer of the sport of princes and kings Jerry Averet and Las Colinas Polo Club President and Patron of his CMC Realty polo team at the Las Colinas Polo Club. Upon becoming first time polo players back at the Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club (1973-1996), Jerry and Jesse first shared one polo horse so they could afford to become polo players.
Longtime good friends, polo Patron and colorful announcer of the sport of princes and kings Jerry Averet and Las Colinas Polo Club President and Patron of his CMC Realty polo team at the Las Colinas Polo Club. Upon becoming first time polo players back at the Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club (1973-1996), Jerry and Jesse first shared one polo horse so they could afford to become polo players.
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club at bar in private event pavilion
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club at bar in private event pavilion
Capital One polo team Patron Bernie Uechtritz, Las Colinas Polo Club President and Patron of the CMC polo team Jesse Pruitt's wife Kathryn, polo pro Andres Weiss and teammates won the coveted CMC Cup
Capital One polo team Patron Bernie Uechtritz, Las Colinas Polo Club President and Patron of the CMC polo team Jesse Pruitt’s wife Kathryn, polo pro Andres Weiss and teammates won the coveted CMC Cup
Guests of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox, North Texas Polo LLC Board of Directors member and Patron for the Mokarow Farms Polo Club Kevin Mokarow, Mrs. Vincente Fox, Marta Sahagún, and polo patron RP Payervand in the Las Colinas Polo Club’s grandstands
Bernie Uechtritz announcing a polo match at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Bernie Uechtritz announcing a polo match at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Fieldside picnic at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Fieldside picnic at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Facilities at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Facilities at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Former lady polo player Kristi Cole and her husband (front row) with polo pro Sidro Olivas with friends at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Former lady polo player Kristi Cole and her husband (front row) with polo pro Sidro Olivas with friends at the Las Colinas Polo Club
The Polo Pony Parade, the team's grand entrance onto the Las Colinas Polo Club's polo field
The Polo Pony Parade, the team’s grand entrance onto the Las Colinas Polo Club’s polo field
Polo pro Robert Payne, Jr., the head of Catena USA (horseshoe shaped) watches and polo Patron Bill Kraft, and Charlotte Menke Skaggs all showing their own Catena watches during the Champagne Divot Stomp at the Las Colinas Club
Polo pro Robert Payne, Jr., the head of Catena USA (horseshoe shaped) watches and polo Patron Bill Kraft, and Charlotte Taylor all showing their own Catena watches during the Champagne Divot Stomp at the Las Colinas Club
Don and Lisa Stemaly, KayRae and Mark during the Champagne Divot Stomp at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Don and Lisa Stemaly, KayRae and Mark during the Champagne Divot Stomp at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Keeping score for the polo match polo pro Brent Mirikitani with another fellow polo player in the score tower at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Keeping score for the polo match polo pro Brent Mirikitani with another fellow polo player in the score tower at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Front row: Lady polo players Sherrie Beyers (left) and Robin Mirikitani (right) with the lovely advocate of the Dallas Horse Park initiative. Second row: Former Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club patron Dr. Hayslip, next to Sophie Gleeson's parents Liz Gleason and Mr. Gleason. Back row: KayRae, Mark and United States Polo Association Governor of the Southwest Circuit, owner of the Stonebriar Polo Club, and generous polo Patron Dr. Vic Ramon's wife Francie Ramon in the grandstands of the Las Colinas Polo Club
Front row: Lady polo players Sherrie Beyers (left) and Robin Mirikitani (right) with the lovely advocate of the Dallas Horse Park initiative. Second row: Former Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club patron Dr. Hayslip, next to Sophie Gleeson’s parents Liz Gleason and Mr. Gleason. Back row: KayRae, Mark and United States Polo Association Governor of the Southwest Circuit, owner of the Stonebriar Polo Club, and generous polo Patron Dr. Vic Ramon’s wife Francie Ramon in the grandstands of the Las Colinas Polo Club
A man with a long family heritage of polo patrons from Mexico, Oscar Bermudez holding Charlotte Menke Skaggs Bassett-Beagle rescue named "Tally Ho!" with polo pros on the Eureka polo team with a fun, young polo fan in the main entrance of the Las Colinas Polo Club grandstands after a polo match
A man with a long family heritage of polo patrons from Mexico, Oscar Bermudez holding Charlotte Menke Skaggs Bassett-Beagle rescue named “Tally Ho!” with polo pros on the Eureka polo team with a fun, young polo fan in the main entrance of the Las Colinas Polo Club grandstands after a polo match
A lovely, well prepared couple along the sidelines of the Las Colinas Polo Club during the Polo on the Lawn event. They brought their own very functional and attractive table and chairs to enjoy their fresh picnic, good conversation over a bottle of red wine
A lovely, well prepared couple along the sidelines of the Las Colinas Polo Club during the Polo on the Lawn event. They brought their own very functional and attractive table and chairs to enjoy their fresh picnic, good conversation over a bottle of red wine
"Fred's Angels" A fun loving pose of the North Texas Polo employees, Polo Club Manager Pam Mudra, Treasurer Fred Johnson and long time polo Patron at Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club and the Las Colinas Polo Club beginning in 1982, and Marketing Events Director Charlotte Menke Skaggs letting off some teammate steam after a hugely successful 2008 polo season
“Fred’s Angels” A fun loving pose of the North Texas Polo employees, Polo Club Manager Pam Mudra, Treasurer Fred Johnson and long time polo Patron at Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club and the Las Colinas Polo Club beginning in 1982, and Marketing Events Director Charlotte Taylor letting off some teammate steam after a hugely successful 2008 polo season
Lovely guests at the beautiful Polo on the Lawn event hosted by the Las Colinas Polo Club in the VIP pavilion
Lovely guests at the beautiful Polo on the Lawn event hosted by the Las Colinas Polo Club in the VIP pavilion
Henry S. Miller realty polo Patron and Prestonwood Polo Club owner Vaughn Miller with his darling daughter Gigi Miller in the grandstands at the Las Colinas Polo Club in 2007
Henry S. Miller realty polo Patron and Prestonwood Polo Club owner Vaughn Miller with his darling daughter Gigi Miller in the grandstands at the Las Colinas Polo Club in 2007
Prestonwood Polo Club owner, Vaughn Miller's wife, Dena Miller, who is the President of her Ladies Polo Auxiliary directing things to Sophie Gleason's sweet mother, Liz Gleason, at her Polo on the Lawn event hosted by the Las Colinas Polo Club in 2008
Prestonwood Polo Club owner, Vaughn Miller’s wife, Dena Miller, who is the President of her Ladies Polo Auxiliary directing things to Sophie Gleason’s sweet mother, Liz Gleason, at her Polo on the Lawn event hosted by the Las Colinas Polo Club in 2008
University Park Audi Sales Executive Don Lambert with Marketing Director of North Texas Polo LLC and it's Las Colinas Polo Club, Charlotte Menke Skaggs, during the event when former President of Mexico Vicente Fox paid the polo club, it's players, and guests a visit and threw in the game ball
University Park Audi Sales Executive Don Lambert with Marketing Director of North Texas Polo LLC and it’s Las Colinas Polo Club, Charlotte Taylor, during the event when former President of Mexico Vicente Fox paid the polo club, it’s players, and guests a visit and threw in the game ball
Bernie Uechtritz & Jesse Pruitt at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Bernie Uechtritz & Jesse Pruitt at the Las Colinas Polo Club
CMC Realty polo team: Barry Zindel, Rob Payne III, Billy Mudra and team patron Jesse Pruitt at the Las Colinas Polo Club receiving their trophy presentation gifts
CMC Realty polo team: Barry Zindel, Rob Payne III, Billy Mudra and team patron Jesse Pruitt at the Las Colinas Polo Club receiving their trophy presentation gifts
Polo Pro Sidro Olivas (center) with North Texas Polo and Las Colinas Polo Club Marketing Director Charlotte Menke Skaggs with a friend of Sidro's at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Polo Pro Sidro Olivas (center) with North Texas Polo and Las Colinas Polo Club Marketing Director Charlotte Taylor with a friend of Sidro’s at the Las Colinas Polo Club
Las Colinas Polo Club Tropy Presentation CMC Realty with Barry Zindel, Jesse Pruitt's daughter, Katheryn Pruitt, polo pro, and polo pro Billy Mudra
Las Colinas Polo Club Tropy Presentation CMC Realty with Barry Zindel, Jesse Pruitt’s daughter, Katheryn Pruitt, polo pro, and polo pro Billy Mudra

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