Watching an athlete succeed is supremely satisfying, though curiously, so is watching a dam fail. Feel the rush with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for two general-admission tickets (a $40 value)
- $39 for four general-admission tickets (an $80 value)
- $75 for four general-admission tickets and tailgate space (a $150 value)
On Sunday, May 12, the McDaniels Audi Spring Invitational polo match pairs thumping hooves and thwacking mallets with live music and food from local vendors. Gates open at 11 a.m., the opening match starts at 1 p.m., and the main event kicks off at 3 p.m. Patrons can bring their pets and a picnic basket, lay a blanket or lawn chairs alongside the field, and enjoy the event family-style. Kids ages 10 and younger are regularly admitted for free. A portion of proceeds go to support Rein & Shine, a local equine-therapy facility.
Hyde Park Farm & Polo Club
Amy Vann Flowers has deep roots in Hyde Park Farm & Polo Club. Her great-great-grandmother's family owned the property back in 1896, and her grandfather bought it back piece by piece after it was sold. By the 1950s the farm was whole again, and he left it, along with the 1865 homestead where his mother was born, to his granddaughters. Today, Amy follows the mission her grandfather started: to preserve this 380-acre low-country swath of history in its original glory. On its grounds, rolling pastures, saltwater fishing ponds, and wide oaks welcome visitors for weddings and private events. The grounds are also home to one of Amy's passions: a US Polo Association regulation field.
At an on-site Polo School, a team of resident coaches teaches all ages and skill levels the basics of horseback riding, swinging a mallet with accuracy, and training a horse to do an end-zone dance. The field also hosts competitive polo matches, such as the spring and fall invitationals that draw in the nearby public every year.