Opening Day on Sunday June 4, 2017
Opening Day on Sunday June 4, 2017
High-Goal Polo Gallops Back to Greenwich Polo Club for the 36th Season;
Greenwich, CT (May 23, 2017) — Greenwich Polo Club will kick off its 36th season of high-goal polo with opening day on Sunday, June 4th. Sunday’s game is open to the public and will feature the first match of the United States Polo Association-sanctioned 20-goal Monty Waterbury Cup. Polo teams Postage Stamp Farm and Work to Ride will take to the field at 3:00 p.m. for an action-packed match.
“We are proud to start our 36th season of high-goal polo this summer at Greenwich Polo Club with three of the most prestigious USPA polo tournaments the Monty Waterbury Cup, the Silver Cup® and the East Coast Open,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club. “The East Coast Open was a huge draw last year with record crowds in attendance and we expect the excitement to continue to grow. We’ll also be hosting the oldest American polo tournament still being played, the Silver Cup, for the first time ever at Greenwich Polo Club.”
Greenwich Polo Club is launching a new roundtrip shuttle service between Manhattan and Greenwich Polo Club each polo Sunday on the Pony Express. Polo fans can ride in the comfort of an air conditioned VIP shuttle van with pickup at noon on the corner of Little West 12th Street and Washington Street, in front of The Standard Biergarten in the Meatpacking District. The roundtrip shuttle will depart from Greenwich Polo Club at approximately 6:00 p.m. after the award ceremony. Admission with shuttle starts at $60 per person and tickets can be bought online at greenwichpoloclub.com. The shuttle will drop-off passengers at The Standard Biergarten upon return to Manhattan, where polo fans are invited to continue the fun.
On opening day, LOOK Greenwich and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp will each be hosting ticketed VIP events. Tesla will be bringing an Airstream for opening day, along with the newest Tesla models on display. Visit the Barbados Tourism and Argentina Tourism pop-ups to learn more about taking the trip of a lifetime! New York Empire Tennis will be on site with a chance for fans to win tickets to see a World Team Tennis match in July, featuring top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players.
In addition to featuring the top polo of the summer, Greenwich Polo Club continues to elevate the polo experience to make every match an event to remember. Whether fans choose to picnic on the sidelines or go the VIP route by purchasing grandstand boxes or private cabanas, there are plenty of options to delight even the most discerning guests. Fans can enjoy delicacies from food trucks such as Caffe Bon, Pappis, Dough Girls, Christie Caters, Long Ford’s Ice Cream, Box Car Cantina, Hapa Food Truck, Lobster Craft, and Bounty Truck. Tastings NYC will be hosting the Pony Bar and providing a full menu of food and drinks for those with private cabanas and box seating. The Tastings NYC mixologists will be serving polo inspired cocktails such as “The Player” a potion sure to leave a lasting impression with vodka, lemon juice sparkling water, lemon and a sprig of mint.
Hublot is the official timekeeper of the 2017 season and will be presenting a special gift to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the conclusion of the East Coast Open, as well as hosting a “super VIP event” showcasing the finest polo has to offer. Shreve, Crump & Low, the oldest jewelry store in the U.S., will continue its partnership with Greenwich Polo Club and serve as the official trophy presenter, while Maria Mendelsohn is the official real estate partner of Greenwich Polo Club and will be awarding Best Playing Pony at the end of each match. Pololine will be producing a special program each week featuring interviews with polo players, game stats and features on polo ponies and teams.
Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday June 4th – July 16th (no match July 2nd) and Sundays August 27th – September 10th. Tickets may be purchased online and range from $40 per car for lawn seating, $60 per car for grandstand seating, $300 for box seats (seats 4) and $500-$600 for VIP private cabanas (seats 8). Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and matches start at 3:00 p.m. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831. Dogs on leashes are allowed.
About Greenwich Polo Club:
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. For more information, images, player information and team stats about Greenwich Polo Club, please visit greenwichpoloclub.com, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook and Instagram. #GreenwichPolo is the official hashtag for the season.