Classic Wines Auction, recognized as one of Wine Spectator's Top 10 charity wine auctions, will hold the second-annual Oregon Polo Classic July 22-23 at the Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn.
The Oregon Polo Classic features a family day on Saturday and a 21-and-older Championship Day on Sunday. Attendees will enjoy exciting polo matches, delicious local wines and a decadent lunch, the whiskey and cigar lounge and a time-honored polo tradition, the Champagne Divot Stomp. Drinking champagne while stomping divots serves at least two purposes: It gets the crowds out on the field to enjoy a stretch and a walk on the field at half time, and it helps the game by repairing the divots that the ponies create on the polo field.
"We are thrilled to be hosting our second-annual Oregon Polo Classic, an event as popular with children as it is adults," said Classic Wines Auction Executive Director Heather Martin. "Every participant is making a difference in our community, with all proceeds benefitting our three amazing nonprofit partners, Metropolitan Family Services, YWCA Clark County and Albertina Kerr."
The event showcases polo players from all over the world, their team of horses — they ride six-10 of them per match — and viewers dressed in their finest Kentucky Derby-esque fashions, enjoying an all-inclusive food and wine experience.
Admission to the family day events, running from noon-4 p.m. July 22 is priced at $150 for adults, $50 for people ages 13-20. Children younger than 13 are admitted free of charge.
Admission to the Championship Day, which runs from noon-5 p.m. July 23 is priced at $250 for adults. This is a 21 and older event.
Take advantage of the VIP Cabana package, priced at $4,000 on family day and $5,000 on Championship Day, or secure both days for $8,000. The package includes VIP tented viewing, seating for up to 10 guests, bottle service with one complimentary bottle of champagne and a surprise gift.
Hidden Creek Polo Club is a private venue located at 2700 S.W. Homesteader Road in West Linn. The public is welcome only to public events such as the Oregon Polo Classic.
— The Review, Tidings