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Greenwich Polo Club Announces 2018 High-Goal Polo Season

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018
Greenwich Polo Club will kick off its 37th season of high-goal polo with opening day on Sunday, June 10th. Sunday’s game is open to the public and will feature the first match of the first 16-goal Shreve, Crump & Low Cup. Polo teams Hawk Hill (Philip MacTaggart, Dylan Rossiter, Gringo Colombres and Lucas Diaz Alberdi) and Huntsman (Dillon Bacon, Segundo Merlos, Toro Ruiz and Tomás García del Río) will take to the field at 3pm for an action-packed match, gates open at 1pm.

Opening day will get started with a race between an electric motorcycle and a polo pony! The event begins at 2:45pm and will feature a Filipacchi Zero DSR Electric Motorcycle racing up the field alongside one of Greenwich Polo Club’s finest polo ponies. With a press of a button, the Zero DSR can switch from Eco to Sport mode, and will have no problem mastering the terrain of the polo field. While the Zero DSR may have the initial advantage, a polo pony can accelerate up to 35MPH in a blink of an eye and can spin a 180 on a dime. Polo players will be driving both the motorcycle and horse in a race for bragging honors of "fastest on the field."

The best ticket to the match is the new Players’ Lounge VIP at Greenwich Polo Club, co-hosted by Connecticut Cottages and Gardens and furnished by Design Within Reach. The Players’ Lounge will feature a meet and greet with polo players, live music, premium bar with The Cup Bearer and exclusive The Macallan, Veuve Cliquot and Ketel One tastings each Sunday. Tickets are $150 with access for two guests to the Players’ Lounge with VIP parking, bistro and open lawn seating, and much more. Private lounge suites for 6, inclusive of food and beverage are available starting at $1,500. 

Each polo Sunday from 1-3pm, fans may also have the opportunity to tour The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, dedicated to promoting the education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, which is located adjacent to the field and is featuring an exhibition of works by Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, and Michael Williams, on view from May-October 2018.

Just because the match ends doesn’t mean the fun has to! The Veuve Clicquot After Polo will keep the good times rolling with live music and DJs each polo Sunday at 6PM by the Pony Bar. 

Greenwich Polo Club continues to elevate the polo experience to make every match an event to remember. Whether fans choose to picnic on the sidelines or go the VIP route by purchasing grandstand boxes or private cabanas, there are plenty of options to delight even the most discerning guests. Fans can enjoy delicacies from food trucks such as Caffe Bon, Dough Girls, Gyro Uno, LongsFord’s Ice Cream, Box Car Cantina, Hapa, Lobster Craft, and more. The Cup Bearer will be hosting the Pony Bar and creating the ultimate polo bar experience at the Players’ Lounge with the support of Tastings NYC. Palmer’s Darien will provide a full menu of food and drinks for those with private lounges, cabanas and box seating.

Saks Fifth Avenue will host the half-time divot stomp every polo Sunday, with guests searching for the Saks token on the field and the winner receiving a special gift. Other great partners and sponsors this season include Societe Generale, Hastens, Loews Hotels, 11 Ravens, Fernet Branca and more.

Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday June 10th - September 9th (some dates excluded). The inaugural 16-goal Shreve, Crump & Low Cup will be played June 10th and June 17th, followed by the United States Polo Association-sanctioned Monty Waterbury on June 24th, the Silver Cup on July 8th, 15th and 22nd, with the season concluding with the East Coast Open on August 26th, Sept. 2nd and 9th.

About Greenwich Polo Club:
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. For more information, images, player information and team stats about Greenwich Polo Club, please visit greenwichpoloclub.com, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook and Instagram.

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