LEESBURG, VA – Morven Park will host its final night of the inaugural season of Polo in the Park at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

The closing night of Polo in the Park will feature two matches, with one starting at 7 p.m. and the other starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. The gates will open for spectators at 6 p.m. Stone Tower Winery – the Official Wine Sponsor of Polo in the Park – will offer wine for sale by the glass or by the bottle, and Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will offer a signature cocktail, the Horse’s Neck, featuring whiskey made from rye grown on Morven Park’s organic fields. There will also be food vendors on-site.

Kids playing tug-of-war during polo intermission.  Photo courtesy of Kevin Linde.

Kids playing tug-of-war during polo intermission. Photo courtesy of Kevin Linde.

During intermission between the two matches, children will be welcomed into the arena for tug-of-war, an activity that has proven to be extremely popular with families coming out for polo at Morven Park. A DJ will provide dance music in the pavilion tent immediately following the final polo match where attendees can dance until 11 p.m.

Polo in the Park attracted thousands of spectators this summer, adding a new fun nighttime activity for Loudoun County. Residents from across Northern Virginia have come to the Park on Saturday evenings to watch competitive arena polo matches, picnic and dance.

“We are thrilled with the turnout and community support for polo here at Morven Park,” says Stephanie Kenyon, Morven Park’s executive director. “It’s been a pleasure to work with internationally acclaimed players Juan Salinas-Bentley and Doug Barnes, and we’re already planning next season.”

Sponsors ensured the success of the first season of Polo in the Park and included Gold-level sponsors – AMJ Financial, Climatic Heating and Cooling, K2M, Stone Tower Winery and Van Metre Homes; Bronze-level sponsors – Loudoun County Economic Development, 27 South and Urban Ltd.; Media sponsors – Loudoun Times-Mirror and WINC FM; and Spirits sponsor – Catoctin Creek Distilling Company.

General parking car passes can be purchased for $35 in advance at www.MorvenParkPolo.org, or for $40 at the gate. Tailgate spots for the final night are also available for $125 each, and include an extra car pass.

For those interested in sponsorship or tailgate spots for next season, contact Morven Park at (703) 777-2414 or strategicpartnerships@morvenpark.org.

Morven Park Polo in the Park: Action shot with tent. Photo courtesy of Bob Tobias.

Morven Park Polo in the Park: Action shot with tent. Photo courtesy of Bob Tobias.

About Morven Park
Morven Park is a 1,000-acre historic estate and horse park in Leesburg, Virginia. Known as the “Central Park” of Loudoun County, Morven Park welcomes 250,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy exquisite scenery, formal boxwood gardens, the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the athletic fields, the iconic Greek Revival mansion, museums and hiking trails.

Morven Park was once the home of Thomas Swann, Jr., governor of Maryland during the Civil War, as well as the home of Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia during WWI.

Morven Park is a nonprofit that relies on donations to fund its work in historic preservation; a world-renowned equestrian center; youth sports and athletics; and a unique civics education program that partners with Loudoun County Public Schools. To learn more or to donate to Morven Park, visit www.MorvenPark.org.