For centuries, horseshoes have been associated with good fortune, which is why homeowners hang them over doorways and brides lob them at groups of their single friends. Get hitched with this GrouponLive deal.
- $33 for two tickets to a Sunday polo match (up to a $60 value)
- When: Any Sunday through November 9; see the schedule.
- Where: Houston Polo Club
- Seating: Red Oak lawn
- Door time: One hour before the match
- Reservation required
Groupon customers can exchange their Groupons for tickets at the club entrance before heading into the parking lot. Parking is included, and children aged 12 and under are admitted at a discount price of $10 each. Men must wear collared shirts and closed-toed shoes.
The Scouting Report
As summer fades into autumn, Farish Field at the Houston Polo Club quakes under crashing hooves as polo matches unfold across the historic grounds. On September 7, the track celebrates a fresh season with the annual Fall Classic. Less than a month later, competitors clash for the Houston Cup on October 5, and on November 9, the season gallops to a close with the USPA US Open Women’s Championship. Matches typically last between an hour or 2, and crowds can step away from the action to refuel with eats from the Red Oak Grill, which serves food and drinks from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Fans can also stop by the Houston Polo Club Tack Shoppe to pick up polo souvenirs to remember their visit and maybe get an autograph from their favorite horse.
Houston Polo Club
Though it was carved out of rural scrubland in 1928, the Houston Polo Club now treats humans and hooves to gripping polo matches played on rolling greens situated on the outskirts of Memorial Park. At the heart of the club's 26 lush acres is Farish Field, home to weekly polo matches held every Sunday. Whether watching the action from general-admission seating or brushing up on polo lingo from the shaded grandstand, spectators can witness all of the goals, bumps, and hooks that got horses banned from football. The club's many amenities—including restrooms and a full grill with food and catered concessions—keep spectators comfortable during the action. The Houston Polo Club also houses a polo school with lessons and leagues for spectators who want to take the field themselves, and a riding school with lessons for riders of all ages.
What some people are buzzing about:
“It was so fun, be sure to check the Houston Polo Club's website to see times of the match! Beautiful area and wear a hat because the sun was brutal! ”
“Great experience! Get there early to secure a good spot on the red oak lawn seating area ”
“If you are prone to allergies, just be aware that there is lots of dust, grass , and horses. If you are okay with all three, you will have a fantastic time! The...”
“If you are prone to allergies, just be aware that there is lots of dust, grass , and horses. If you are okay with all three, you will have a fantastic time! The people who work there are friendly and fantastic! Wish there was a season ticket pkg!”
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
8552 Memorial Dr
Houston, Texas 77024