Rainy skies did not deter power plays off the field.

Manley Johnson and  Jackie Mars.

Manley Johnson and Jackie Mars.

Rain kept the players off the field at the National Sporting Library & Museum’s 8th Annual Polo Classic on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina Blaquier.

Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina Blaquier.

This classy and memorable event was not a total washout. Guests enjoyed meeting the world-class polo players, tasting the exquisite menu and enjoying the libations under the tent despite the rain.

Dubai - US Polo Assn. Team: Justo Mourino, Petra Spanko, Haider Bangash,  Raja Abuljebain.

Dubai – US Polo Assn. Team: Justo Mourino, Petra Spanko, Haider Bangash, Raja Abuljebain.

 Haider Bangash for Dubai; Mjr. Mark Cann, William Cecil, Jamie Fry, Vicky Woodhead.

Haider Bangash for Dubai; Mjr. Mark Cann, William Cecil, Jamie Fry, Vicky Woodhead.

The Polo Classic was to be held on the Sheila C. Johnson polo field amidst the beautiful open space at Great Meadow in The Plains. Photo by Jody West.

The Polo Classic was to be held on the Sheila C. Johnson polo field amidst the beautiful open space at Great Meadow in The Plains. Photo by Jody West.

Major Mark Cann and Nacho Figueras.

Major Mark Cann and Nacho Figueras.

Avanti Team - John Gobin, Danielle Quinn, David Greenhill, Tolito Ocampo.

Avanti Team – John Gobin, Danielle Quinn, David Greenhill, Tolito Ocampo.

Playing a little foot mallet competition!

Playing a little foot mallet competition!

Rained out arena. Photo by Jody West.

Rained out arena. Photo by Jody West.

Playing a little foot mallet competition!

Playing a little foot mallet competition!

Gorgeous tablescapes by Occasions Caterers, coordinated by Andrew Osborne Events.Gorgeous tablescapes by Occasions Caterers, coordinated by Andrew Osborne Events.

Gorgeous tablescapes by Occasions Caterers, coordinated by Andrew Osborne Events.

All other photos by Julie Napear Photography.

This article first appeared in the October 2018 issue.