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The grounds at Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club again will echo with the pounding of hooves and the tinkle of glasses on Sunday, November 6th as professionals from the United States and abroad face off with well-known amateurs players including South Carolina legislator Chip Limehouse at the Fall Classic Polo Match.
The gate opens at 1 p.m. and the match beginning at 3 p.m.
“The spring match was a big hit with local fans and the players, and we expect the fall edition to deliver more fun and excitement,” says Amy Vann Flowers, owner of Hyde Park Farm and organizer of the annual event. “It’s a great way for friends and families to spend a Sunday afternoon and also benefit a local charity.”
In addition to the polo match, the Fall Classic will feature live music, and food and beverages from local vendors. Reserved tents are available for groups that want to set up their own parties, while tailgating spots along the field can be purchased in advance or at the gate. General admission is $12, with children under 10 admitted free.
The 380-acre Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club, situated approximately 20 miles from Charleston, features polo fields, expansive pastures and paddocks, and a renovated 1880s farm house with a heated saltwater pool. The farm offers turnkey polo instruction through its on-site, professionally staffed school, and also arranges matches for interested players. Hyde Park Farm also provides complete boarding facilities and services for horses.
“While our passions are horses and polo, the farm also is an ideal and gracious setting for all types of events,” Flowers says. “It’s a wonderfully tranquil spot for almost any type of gathering.” A range of options are available for weddings, special events, private parties, and corporate retreats and outings, including accommodations.
Hyde Park Farm is located at 6763 Davis Road in Ravenel.