Greenwich, CT – May 31, 2017 – Greenwich Polo Club will kick off its 36th season of high-goal polo with opening day on Sunday, June 4th. Sunday’s game is open to the public and will feature the first match of the United States Polo Association-sanctioned 20-goal Monty Waterbury Cup. Polo teams Postage Stamp Farm and Work to Ride will take to the field at 3:00 p.m. for an action-packed match.
“We are proud to start our 36th season of high-goal polo this summer at Greenwich Polo Club with three of the most prestigious USPA polo tournaments: the Monty Waterbury Cup, the Silver Cup® and the East Coast Open,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club. “The East Coast Open was a huge draw last year with record crowds in attendance and we expect the excitement to continue to grow. We’ll also be hosting the oldest American polo tournament still being played, the Silver Cup, for the first time ever at Greenwich Polo Club.”
Greenwich Polo Club welcomes Hublot as the official timekeeper of the 2017 season. Hublot will be presenting a special gift to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the conclusion of the East Coast Open, as well as co-hosting a “super VIP event” with Shreve, Crump & Low, showcasing the finest polo has to offer. Shreve, Crump & Low, the oldest jewelry store in the U.S., will continue its partnership with Greenwich Polo Club and serve as the official trophy presenter. Maria Mendelsohn is the official real estate partner of Greenwich Polo Club and will be awarding Best Playing Pony at the end of each match and Pololine will be producing a special Inside Polo program each week featuring interviews with polo players, game stats and features on polo ponies and teams. US Polo Assn. is the official polo apparel partner of the 36th season. Join the divot stomping at half-time to win a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, the official champagne of the Pony Bar and the 2017 season!
Greenwich Polo Club is launching a new roundtrip shuttle service from Manhattan each polo Sunday on the Pony Express. Polo fans will be picked up at noon, in front of The Standard Biergarten in the Meatpacking District. The roundtrip shuttle will drop-off passengers at The Standard Biergarten upon return to Manhattan, where polo fans are invited to continue the fun.
Each Sunday from 1-3 p.m. If a match is played, fans may also have the opportunity to tour The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, dedicated to promoting the education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, which is located adjacent to the field and is featuring a new exhibit “Animal Farm” curated by Sadie Laska.