Morven Park | May 14, 2019
Anticipation is building in and around Morven Park as preparations are underway for the third season of Polo in the Park. Summers in Leesburg are a bit more exciting thanks to this unique social event that takes place at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center eight Saturday evenings in July and August.
While the main attraction for many spectators is the thrill of competition combined with the athleticism of magnificent horses, Polo in the Park has quickly become a “must attend” occasion for residents of Loudoun County and beyond to chat with neighbors, strike up new friendships, and set aside the cares of the day while relaxing amid beautiful scenery.
The 2019 season of Polo in the Park begins on July 6th and continues every Saturday night through August 24th, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. It is recommended that General Admission car passes be purchased in advance at www.PoloInThePark.org for the discounted price of $35. Car passes will also be sold at the gate for $40 (cash only).
“Last year we established ourselves as one of the best family-friendly events in Loudoun, and polo became the Saturday night ‘social scene’ for all ages,” said Sheryl Williams, Morven Park’s Executive Director. “Whether you are looking for a special date night setting, a unique place to host clients or out-of-town guests, or an old-fashioned evening of family fun, you can find it at Polo in the Park.”
Each night of the season features two arena polo matches, with the first starting at 7:00 p.m. Both matches will showcase the skills of polo players from around the world, including internationally renowned players Juan Salinas-Bentley and Doug Barnes of Destination Polo. The sport is thrilling to watch for long-time fans and new spectators alike, with nonstop action in the arena. Families can look forward to the intermission between the matches, when kids of all ages are invited into the polo arena for exciting games, including tug-of-war. Morven Park Board President Bruce Forbes
remarked, “When people ask me what to expect, I tell them that arena polo is like hockey on horses and is an absolutely entertaining event. Kids, adults, horse people, and everyone in between all seem to walk away surprised by how much fun they’ve had!”
Over 12,000 spectators enjoyed an evening of polo under the stars last year, and the 2019 season of Polo in the Park will be bigger and better thanks to new and returning food and beverage partners. Stone Tower Winery – the Official Wine Sponsor of Polo in the Park – will once again be selling their delightful wines by the glass or bottle. Grubbers Food Truck will be onsite nightly, serving up savory hot dogs, cheese steaks, and ribbon fries. Fan favorite King Street Oyster Bar will bring the popular Oyster Truck to the Park for five nights as well. Polo guests are encouraged to picnic on the terraced viewing area next to the arena, bringing in their favorite snacks and drinks, or purchasing on site. Polo attendees are invited to follow Morven Park on Facebook for updates on weekly food vendors, theme nights, menus, and special dessert vendors.
Morven Park is pleased to recognize Climatic Heating & Cooling, AMJ Financial, and Lauten Construction as 2019 Gold Sponsors of Polo in the Park. Sandy Spring Bank is a 2019 Bronze Sponsor, while NetJets and Caesar Entertainment sponsored this year’s CEO Polo match and season launch party. A few additional sponsorship opportunities are still available, and interested companies are asked to call (703) 777-2414 ext. 6610 or email StrategicPartnerships@MorvenPark.org.
More Polo in the Park details, visit www.PoloInThePark.org.