Fourth Annual Polo Classic
Habitat Metro Maryland is excited to announce its upcoming Fourth Annual Polo Classic on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Congressional Polo Club. This region wide event benefits Habitat’s mission to build strength, stability, self-reliance, and affordable housing across the Metro DC area.
Guests will enjoy two spectacular fast paced matches featuring professional polo players, the time-honored tradition of stomping of the divots, sideline activities including Best Hat, Best Dressed, and Best Tailgate contests.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
Congressional Polo Club
14660 Hughes Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Doors open at 1:00pm
Enjoy a front seat view in the Grand Stand with music, light refreshments including beer and wine, and sideline activities including a wine tasting and silent auction. First-come, first-served table seating. Children under 12 are free.
Entry to General Admission area. Two complimentary beverage tickets, music and sideline activities including silent auction. First-come, first-served table seating. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Children under 12 are free.
Come tailgate field side! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, snacks, and/or beverages to tailgate field side with friends and family. Individual tents (no larger than 10' x 10') are allowed. Dogs on leashes are allowed. (5 maximum attendees per vehicle)
Photos by: Huamani Photography
Thank You to our Sponsors
John and Suzanne Pranzatelli
The Etergino Group – RBC Wealth Management
ASE Dental Group
Jim Coleman Automotive Group
Leif and Julia Ulstrup
Scott and Jennifer Umosella
Thank you to our Event Partners & Vendors
Congressional Polo Club
Ourisman Lexus of Rockville
Potomac French Market
Simply Fresh Events
Talk of the Town
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
The Surrey Two
- Polo is an international sport and a 2500 year old sport.
- Polo is played on a ten acre grass field. 300 yards in length by 160 yards, which is the approximate area of ten football fields.
- There are four periods or “chukkars” in a match. Each chukkar is seven minutes long. Play begins with a throw-in of the ball by the umpire at the opening of each chukkar, and after each goal. Only penalties or injuries may stop play as there are no time-outs or substitutions allowed.
- The mallet, made of bamboo shaft with a hardwood head, is the instrument used to hit the polo ball.
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