After a series of strenuous shouts reunited long-separated Marco and Polo, the estranged brothers quickly rediscovered their tragic incompatibility. Find a place in your heart for polo with today's deal: $10 gets you general admission to any spring match at The Houston Polo Club. Cups and tournaments run weekly from April 4 to June 13, and the full schedule is available online.
Similar to its aquatic cousin, land-based polo is a horse-mounted combination of treading turf for long periods of time and unprovoked splashing. In a series of seven-minute periods—or as the poloish call them, chukkers—players use their mallet-shaped arms to move the ball down the field. Commonly thought of as a gentleman's game, polo is still a legitimate contact sport allowing legal horse bumping, mallet-on-mallet hooking, and the occasional unicorn ramming. The croquet and pony ride turned impressive athletic display makes a fitting outing for dreamy-eyed little sisters and sports-hungry big bros to share quality time amidst equine feats.
Since 1928, the 26-acre Houston Polo Club has played host to many horse-powered bouts. As a result of this rich history, the grounds were awarded the honor of showcasing the United States Polo Association's Silver Cup—one of the most prestigious prizes in the sport—in 1998. On championship Sundays, it’s a common sight to see spectators of all ages, genders, and species lining the grandstands to witness the battle for mallet-wielding supremacy.
Houston Polo Club
Located on 26 sprawling acres just a short distance from downtown, The Houston Polo Club has been treating humans and hooves to gripping polo matches played on lush terrain since 1928. During the season, weekly scheduled matches take place on Sundays. Spectators get to watch these equine bouts from the Red Oak Lawn, where they can also brush up on their polo lingo as they witness every exciting goal, bump, and hook.