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.