Milwaukee Polo Club – A Beginner’s Guide to attending a Polo Match

Milwaukee Polo Club – A Beginner’s Guide to attending a Polo Match

meet the Polo Ponies

Pre-Match Lap

 

If you enjoy live-action and love horses, attending a outdoor Polo match will be a very rewarding adventure.

Here are 5 quick tips before you go!

 

1. Visit the Website

There are several home games in the summer, typically on Sundays.  Milwaukee Polo Club does a great job of keeping their website up to date with schedules and changes.  Take a look at the site before you go!

Polo in Action

Polo in Action

 

2. Pack a picnic lunch

Food (hot dogs, chips, etc) and beverages are available for sale, but carry-ins are acceptable too.  Pack cheese and fruit, sandwiches or some snacks.

 

3. For up-close views, bring your binoculars

A polo field is the size of twelve football fields, so having a pair of binoculars could enhance your experience.  You are going to enjoy the match no matter what; there’s always something to see!

Polo Ponies working hard

Polo Ponies working hard

4. Fun for Families

If you arrive early, you’ll be able to back your vehicle right up to the field.  Bring a blanket or chairs and set up your own viewing area.  Being next to the field means even those who can’t get around very well with have a front row seat.  No bleachers required.  Between periods (called chukkars) there are sometimes activities for the kids.

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Stomping of the Divots – an important part of the day!

5. Get Involved

The Polo announcer does a great job of offering a play-by-play commentary of the game as well as providing tons of  fun facts about the sport.  Want to know a little more about polo before you go?  Check out this site!  During half-time all spectators are invited onto the field for the traditional “stomping of the divots” – don’t miss it!

 

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Score!

 

Photos for this post were taken by me at the July 27, 2014 Milwaukee Polo Club vs Iowa’s Powder River Ranch match

Milwaukee Polo Club is located at N75 W30343 County Road VV in Hartland, Wisconsin
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The “End”

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