The third annual Seattle Polo Party takes place Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club in rural Enumclaw.
The event presents polo as a sport, fashion and lifestyle, combined into an all-day affair. Highlights include two polo games, a halftime show and divot stomp, a wooden horse demo, an awards ceremony, fashion shows and a women’s hat parade and contest. The day will close with an “after party” featuring a DJ and music.
The public is invited to the event, which takes place on the club grounds on Southeast 400th Street, just west of state Route 169. Guests are encouraged to dress in their garden best with smart summer dresses, fanciful hats and, of course, polo shirts.
The gates will open at 1 p.m. with the first polo game set for 2. A second game begins at 4:30, followed by the fashion show, hat parade and awards ceremony, with the party beginning at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $25 but there are a variety of options with added amenities. There is a $50 ticket for the beer and wine garden, a $100 tailgating pass and a $125 VIP admission. A VIP table for eight is available for $800 or, for $1,500, a guest can purchase a private, field-side cabana with tickets for 12.
Tickets are available at www.seattlepoloparty.com.
“We started Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club to offer summer polo and grow the sport in the Northwest while giving back to the community,” said Cameron Smith, president and owner of SPEC. “We’re just thrilled to share our passion for polo during the most beautiful time of year.”
Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club features 68 acres of equestrian facilities including a regulation-size polo field, practice field, two riding arenas, stables for 60 horses, pasture for an additional 60 horses, individual polo lessons and polo clinics.
SPEC was launched in July 2014 with a practice game open to the public, drawing more than 300 local attendees. In 2016, the polo party attracted more than 800 to the two-day event; this year, organizers are hoping for a crowd of 1,000 or more.
For more information on the polo party, visit www.seattlepoloparty.com. For more information about the Seattle Polo and Equestrian Club, visit www.seattlepoloclub.com. For the latest news and updates, follow SPEC at facebook.com/seattlepoloclub.