Philadelphia Polo Classic

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About the Event

Join us on Saturday, September 23, at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia for the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Polo Classic.  Last year was a phenomenal sold-out success! The PPC expects to welcome over 4,000 guests to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, attracting local and national audiences for a sensational event centered around two matches featuring Polo’s greatest champions. Proceeds from the PPC will benefit the Work to Ride program, housed at the Chamounix Equestrian Center in Fairmount Park.

Teams will be captained by Kareem Rosser, a former member of the Work to Ride program, captain of the first all-Black team to win the National Interscholastic Polo Championship, and author of award-winning memoir Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives. World-renowned polo dignitary and advocate of the Work to Ride program, Nacho Figueras, will serve as a co-captain alongside Rosser. Also featured will be Nic Roldan, the highest rated American polo player as well as Melissa and Grant Ganzi.

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General Admission 

Children under 2 are free.

General Admission (GA) ticket holders can access lawn or bleacher seating. Lawn seating, blankets, and low-back chairs. We recommend reasonably sized chairs – be a good neighbor! Bleachers will not have designated seat positions and will be first come, first served. GA tickets will grant access to general admission tents, food trucks, beer + wine garden, lawn games, and more. 

Chukker Party Tent

A new addition for 2023! More information to come!

Polo Classic Lounge (4-ticket package) 

Classic Lounge ticket holders will have access to incredible views of the matches in a more intimate setting from their own private table with an umbrella and seating for four guests.  Included with each package, guests will receive a light lunch and a bottle of wine (for those 21+). Capacity is limited. Advance ticket purchase is required; no day-of tickets will be available. 

Individual VIP Experience  

Individual VIP Experience ticket holders will be granted access to a private area within a premier viewing section. Each guest will have exclusive access to the luxury hospitality tent with complimentary elevated food & beverage offerings. Capacity is limited. Advance ticket purchase is required; no day-of tickets will be available.

VIP Experience Ticket Package (10 ticket package) 

Host your own private party or corporate event at the PPC! 

VIP Experience ticket holders will be granted access to a 10’ x 25’ private area within a premier viewing section, including a 10’x10’ tent and 10’x15’ front yard with seating up to 10. Each tent will have exclusive access to the luxury hospitality tent with complimentary elevated food & beverage offerings. Capacity is limited. Advance ticket purchase is required; no day-of tickets will be available.

Please note some areas are credentialed and require a special wristband for entry. 

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2022 Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 AMGates Open
  • 11:00 AMFirst Match
  • 12:00 PMDivot Stomp
  • 12:10 PMFirst Match award ceremony
  • 1:00 PMCarriage Parade
  • 1:45 PMOpening Ceremony
  • 2:00 PMFeature Match
  • 2:45 PMDog Divot Stomp
  • 3:25 PM Announce Hat Contest Winners – Too Hot to Trot: Best ladies hat and ensemble – Dapper Dan: Best mens hat and ensemble
  • 3:30 PMFeature Match Awards Ceremony
  • 4:30 PMGates close

2022 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Philadelphia Polo Classic. Please email phillypoloclassic@worktoride.net for more information.

We are ecstatic to bring polo back to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, one of the many firsts by Work to Ride!


Yes, this is a dog friendly event! Dogs must be leashed at all times. There will be dog friendly activities throughout the day.

For GA you are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for match viewing. No outside beverages, coolers, or food.

No, in order to preserve the viewing for all of our guests, tents and canopies are not allowed.

This is a family event. Many ladies wear sundresses and hats while the well-dressed men will be in khakis and polo shirts or even a tweed jacket and tie. Due to the uneven terrain, flat-soled shoes or boots are recommended. Make sure you bring sunscreen and/or rain gear. Whatever you do, dress for the weather!
The Philadelphia Polo Classic benefits the Work to Ride program.

Tickets will go on sale Mid-May.

The Philadelphia Polo Classic offers many activities throughout the day!

In coordination with the City of Philadelphia and for the safety of event attendees and staff, the following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons and contraband of any kind regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored, and entry will be denied.
  • Fireworks, firecrackers, or explosives (including sparklers)
  • Open flame of any kind
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
  • Unauthorized commerce
  • Items that would obstruct others’ view (large signs, banners, etc.)
  • Drones and any other unmanned and remote-controlled devices
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, segways, hoverboards, and similar items (not allowed in the event location)
  • Glass Containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate by production or security management 

Street parking is available throughout Fairmount Park – it is first come, first served! We recommend ride share and public transportation to the Philadelphia Polo Classic!


The Philadelphia Polo Classic and Work to Ride are not responsible for damage or theft to vehicle or contents. We recommend leaving all valuables at home. Please keep personal belongings out of view and away from your vehicle dashboard.

The Philadelphia Polo Classic offers food vendors and a merchandise tent with unique shopping opportunities for everyone.

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We will begin accepting submissions for the 2nd Philadelphia Polo Classic on May 4.

All submissions must be received by 5 PM July 17th. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 26th.

Artwork may be drawings, paintings, digital, collages, photographs, and mixed media (2D only). Submissions must be high-resolution images to be used for the poster. A $20 entry fee is required, and all fees are donated to Work to Ride programming.  Each entry includes up to 2 pieces. Please submit artwork via email to: phillypoloclassic@worktoride.net or mail to Work to Ride, 98 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131.

The winning poster will be available for purchase in the Merchandise tent. Forget to buy a poster last year” A limited supply of 2022 PPC posters will also be available for sale.

Congrats to the 2022 Philadelphia Polo Classic Poster Contest winning piece, “Philly Polo” by Leah Macdonald! 

Submission Payment Information:

Please make checks payable to ‘Work to Ride’

To pay with a credit card, please call 215-877-4419 ($5 processing fee does apply)

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Who Benefits?

The Philadelphia Polo Classic benefits Work to Ride Programming. Work to Ride is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports, and education to under-resourced youth from Philadelphia.

The program is housed at Chamounix Equestrian Center, located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. In addition to the Work to Ride program, Chamounix Equestrian Center engages the community at large through various equestrian programs; including horseback riding lessons, summer camp, discovery days and polo program. For information about Work to Ride, or to make a donation, go to www.worktoride.net.

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