LCEA News Blog

May 16, 2018

Second Season of Polo in the Park Coming Soon

LEESBURG, VA – Morven Park is excited to announce that the Polo in the Park arena polo series is returning to the Park’s International Equestrian Center starting June 30. Visitors are invited to the Park for two arena polo matches, picnicking, and dancing every Saturday evening for eight consecutive weeks this summer.

LEESBURG, VA – Morven Park is excited to announce that the Polo in the Park arena polo series is returning to the Park’s International Equestrian Center starting June 30. Visitors are invited to the Park for two arena polo matches, picnicking, and dancing every Saturday evening for eight consecutive weeks this summer.

After its hugely popular first season of polo, during which the Park welcomed over 7,000 spectators, Morven Park is planning to make Polo in the Park even more enjoyable, thanks to its returning sponsors and new partners. This year, Morven Park is partnering with Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale’s local Roots 657 restaurant throughout the season. Roots will be serving favorites from its menu, including pulled pork and burgers, every night of polo this summer. Another popular Loudoun County restaurant, King Street Oyster Bar, will bring its Oyster Truck to the Park for five nights of polo as well. Stone Tower Winery — the Official Wine Sponsor of Polo in the Park — will return to offer wine for sale by the glass or bottle. The community is invited to follow Morven Park on Facebook for updates on weekly food vendors, menus, and special dessert offerings.

Each night of the season will include two arena polo matches, with the first starting at 7:00 p.m. and the second starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. The matches will feature skilled polo players from around the world, including internationally-renowned players Juan Salinas-Bentley and Doug Barnes. The sport is thrilling to watch, for longtime fans and new spectators alike, with nonstop action in the arena during each match.

Spectators are encouraged to picnic and enjoy their beverage of choice on the terraced viewing area next to the arena. During the intermission between the first and second matches, kids of all ages will be invited into the arena for fun games, including the popular tug-of-war. Visitors can top off the evening with dancing in the pavilion tent immediately following the final polo match each night.

General Admission car passes will be available for purchase at www.PoloInThePark.org beginning Monday, May 28. Car passes will be $35 when purchased in advance, or $40 at the gate (cash sales only). Purchasing car passes in advance is strongly recommended. Tailgate spots and box seating along the arena rail are currently on sale. Email Polo@morvenpark.org for availability and pricing.

Morven Park is grateful for the support of its current Gold Sponsors — AMJ Financial, Climatic Heating & Cooling, K2M, and Stone Tower Winery. Additional 2018 Polo in the Park sponsors include Loudoun County Economic Development and the Loudoun Times-Mirror. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Morven Park at (703) 777-2414 ext. 6616 or smayer@morvenpark.org.

For the summer Polo in the Park schedule and more information, visit www.PoloInThePark.org.

(c) 2017 Robert Tobias

3 comments for “LCEA News Blog

  1. locoequine
    September 28, 2015 at 6:59 am

    The next meeting of Loudoun County Equine Alliance is tonight at pm at the Best Western inn Leesburg. Dr. Michael Erskine will be giving us an update on new changes to the EMC. This meeting is open to all who are interested in attending

  2. locoequine
    October 9, 2015 at 7:51 am

    LCEA has a booth at the 61st Annual Fall Races at Glenwood Park this Saturday October 10.
    Will YOU be there?
    Stop by our booth to learn more about what LCEA can offer you.

  3. locoequine
    October 28, 2015 at 7:54 am

    The Beaverdam Reservoir project will be ongoing throughout 2018. NOVA Parks will be overseeing the recreational uses and management. They are seeking continual public input about recreational activities. If you are interested in equestrian access, please take the time to comment on the following site. https://mysidewalk.com/organizations/290142/beaver-creek-park-project.

    Please share

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