Polo Traditions

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Tailgating

A polo match is always a great time for everyone to get together with their friends, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy an exciting event. Our Grand Champions Sponsors and Title Sponsors will enjoy tents and tables for their tailgating experience. Onsite vendors will have refreshments for sale.

Divot Stomp

If you've seen Pretty Woman, you know about the Divot Stomp. It's one of the oldest and most widely known traditions of polo. When the game breaks at halftime, spectators are invited to march onto the field to socialize and replace the mounds of earth (divots) that are torn up by the horses' hooves during the game. This serves as a great time to meet new people, move around after the first half and help keep the field safe and beautiful.

Dress

Believe it or not, polo can be extravagant and elite, as well as casual and laid back. Many people envision polo as the Kentucky Derby where ladies don their beautiful dresses and elaborate hats. But casual dress is acceptable.

Safety

As in any sport there are factors you have to be mindful of as a spectator. In baseball, foul balls may fly into the stands; in golf, a player may hit the ball off the course; and in basketball, a player may fall into the seats. In polo it's the same. A player may get a bad hit on the ball and it'll go flying into the crowd, or if spectators aren't paying attention a horse may come a little too close to them. It's up to the spectators and the players to keep the game safe and enjoyable, so watch the game and keep an eye on what's happening around you. Please return all polo balls hit out of bounds to the umpires, goal judges or other club officials.

Triangle Charity Polo Classic - Divot Stomp

Divot Stomp

*No pets, no glass and no refunds.

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