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Philadelphia Polo Classic in Fairmount Park

Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Big-time horseback action comes to Fairmount Park this September...

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Polo Classic

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  • Edgely & Reservoir drives
    Fairmount Park
    Philadelphia, PA
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It’s no secret that Philly is a sports town. The 2022 Philadelphia Polo Classic looks to expand on that well-earned reputation by bringing big-time horseback action to Fairmount Park this September.

Visit Philadelphia is a proud marketing partner of the inaugural event, scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022 and featuring two matches between some of the sport’s most celebrated stars.

In between play, spectators can enjoy a picnic with food from local food trucks, grab a drink in an upscale wine and beer garden, or shop for goods in a merchandise tent.

The family-friendly event benefits Fairmount Park’s Work to Ride program, a nonprofit organization that aids and engages under-resourced youth through activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports and education.

The Experience

The Philadelphia Polo Classic features two matches between teams of premier polo players.

Teams are captained by Kareem Rosser — a former member of the Work to Ride program and captain of the first all-Black team to win the National Interscholastic Polo Championship — and Nacho Figueras, a world-renowned Argentine polo player and vocal advocate for Work to Ride.

Traditionally played by teams of four, polo is a team sport in which players traveling on horseback move a ball downfield by striking it with a wooden mallet and attempt to score through goalposts at opposite ends of the field. The Philadelphia Polo Classic will be played by teams of three due to the smaller field size.

Each match is followed by a traditional divot stomp — when spectators are invited to help fill in divots on the field — and a stately award ceremony.

General admission ticket holders are invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs, or take in the action from a seat in the bleachers.

A VIP section offers primo viewing spots and access to a luxury hospitality tent with complimentary food and drink.

Let’s see those polo ‘fits, y’all. Take the opportunity to get into the spirit of the game by dressing in your best and brightest. Think sundresses and fancy hats or tweed jackets and bow ties. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic polo shirt.

Whatever you wear and wherever you sit, be sure to have fun while enjoying some world-class polo action.


Getting There & Tickets

The Philadelphia Polo Classic takes place at Edgely Field in East Fairmount Park. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the first match gets underway at 11 a.m. Spectators enter at Edgley and Reservoir drives.

Fairmount Park is reachable by several SEPTA routes, and parking is available in a nearby parking lot.

Players compete in a polo match from atop horses Players compete in a polo match from atop horses

— Photo courtesy Philadelphia Polo Classic

General admission tickets can be purchased for $25 on the day of the event. Children under two years old are free.

VIP tickets must be purchased online in advance, and limited quantities are available. For more information, visit the event’s official website by clicking the button below.

More Things to Do in Fairmount Park

Encompassing 2,050 acres on both banks of the Schuylkill River, Fairmount Park runs as far south as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Vine Street and as north as East Falls. Visitors can hike miles of trails, visit the 120-year-old Smith Memorial Playground (famous for an old-fashioned giant wooden slide) or enjoy a picnic with a breathtaking skyline view at Belmont Plateau.

Looking for more things to do before and after the match? Check out our complete guide to 13 awesome things to see and do in Fairmount Park .

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