2022
Philadelphia Polo Classic

Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ and B&D Builders
Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ and B&D Builders
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About the Event

Join us on Saturday, September 24, at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia for the inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic presented by Mars Equestrian and B&D Builders. The PPC expects to welcome over 3,000 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.

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Philadelphia Polo Classic Ticket Sales!

All sales are final, there are no refunds. Prices are subject to change, so buy early! 

General Admission – $25 (sold out)

Children under 2 are free.

General Admission (GA) ticket holders will have access to 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 position, 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. 

Polo Classic Lounge – $1,000 (4 ticket package) (still available)

$1,500 (6 ticket package) (sold out)

Classic Lounge ticket holders will have access to great views of the matches in a more intimate setting from their own private table with an umbrella and seating for 4 or 6 guests.  Included with each package, guests will receive a light lunch and a bottle of wine (for those 21+). Capacity is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Individual VIP Experience – $500 (sold out)

Individual VIP Experience ticket holders will be granted access to 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. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

VIP Experience Ticket Package – $5,000 (10 ticket package) (sold out)

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, which will include a 10’x10’ tent and 10’x15’ front yard with seating for up to 10. Each tent will come with a branded Philadelphia Polo Classic blanket and will have exclusive access to the luxury hospitality tent with complimentary elevated food & beverage offerings. Capacity is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

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

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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

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Limited sponsorship opportunities available. Please email phillypoloclassic@worktoride.net for more information.

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

FAQs

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

Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, September 25.
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 May 16, 2022.

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!

NOTICE: **DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN VEHICLE**

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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2022 PPC Poster Winner

Congrats to the 2022 Philadelphia Polo Classic Poster Contest winning piece, “Philly Polo” by Leah Macdonald! Posters will be available for purchase in the merchandise tent. 

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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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