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An Evening of Polo

A while back I told you about Twilight Polo out in The Plains, Virginia… Well, this weekend we finally made it out there as I was a judge for the last Tailgate Competition of the summer. If you still haven’t been, you better hurry as time is running out. The last event for the year is on September 13. Click here for a complete schedule.

And I know you are dying to see the pictures from the tailgate competition… (which was incredible… and the prizes are even more incredible! So, get thinking and put together something great for next summer!)

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Twilight Polo in Virginia

Great Meadow, host of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races is celebrating 100 years of polo in Virgina with Twilight Polo every Saturday night from May 31 until the 13th of September!

The Polo Club had over 75 playing members last year, and is one of the largest in the region. The festivities of the Saturday evening at Great Meadow are not limited to two great polo matches, attendees often have tailgates and picnics and stay after the games to enjoy moonlight dancing to the music of a DJ.

“The great thing about stadium polo is that it is an intimate and relaxed setting, and it allows us to play at night under the lights,” said Dr. Phillip Karber, president of Great Meadow Polo. “It is a unique event in that families can bring their kids, who can roam the grounds, enjoy the halftime entertainment, meet our popular ‘Polo Bear’ mascot, while at the same time the adults can enjoy summer tailgating in a beautiful setting with some exciting polo play to watch.”

The only Saturday night during this stretch that you can’t catch twilight polo is August 9, when Green Meadow will host a night of bull riding by Twisted K Productions.

Interesting tidbit: Polo, which is often associated with preppy wear and the Brits, was actually invented over 2,000 years in Persia, making it the oldest historically recorded sport!

Tickets for Twilight Polo are $20 per car or $10 a person. They also offer a limited number of seasonal tailgating rail spots and boxes available by request. Gates open at 6:30pm and the first match starts at 7pm.

For more information about Twilight Polo log onto Great Meadow here.


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