saratogaFor the 117 years that Saratoga Polo Association has been bringing world-class polo matches to the iconic destination of Saratoga Springs, it has always been a gathering spot for the famous and infamous to see and be seen. More recently, in the modern era, more and more guests ranging from young families to out-on-the-town singles and business people entertaining clients are enjoying the tranquil confines of Whitney Field to spend the day or whole summer. The owners of Saratoga Polo, Mike Bucci and Jim Rossi couldn’t be happier.

“In the last ten years, Saratoga Polo has really blossomed not only as one of the premier Polo Clubs in the United States, being featured in National and International ad campaigns for the US POLO ASSN apparel brand, and most recently in National Geographic Traveler Magazine” said owner Jim Rossi, who is also a Lieutenant Governor for The United States Polo Association, “and the audiences at the matches have grown exponentially with ticket deals for everything from date night, to family night, to corporate celebrations.”

The matches at Whitney Field have always featured storied names like Rockefeller, Whitney, and Vanderbilt, and now, Saratoga Polo has become the battlefield for the modern polo athletes. Sunny Hale, the highest rated women’s player in history as well as up and coming superstar Tiffany Busch, Team USA Polo star player Ulysses Escapite, and even TV’s John Walsh tough it out during the Saratoga Tournament Season. Being one of the most progressive sports in the world, you’ll often see men and women competing at the same match – in fact, Sunny Hale was on one of the US Polo Open’s National Championship teams.

If you have never been to a polo match before, the parties and activities off the field are just as exciting as the heart-stopping action on the field, and much of it has to do with the corporate partnerships that help bring the fun to Whitney Field.

“Where else, “ said Alan Edstrom, Director of Events and Sponsorships, “ can you dress up in your finest outfits, have a fine dining experience and open a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne with a sword, shop, help repair the field at halftime, see a parade of cars and ponies, and meet those players and horses in this beautiful icon that exemplifies summer at Saratoga, – and still be done in time for the ballet or a night out on the town? It’s magic…absolute magic!”

There are 18 Matches (that’s TWO MORE THAN LAST YEAR!) and it kicks off with an ARMY vs NAVY match on July 10th Saratoga WarHorse Foundation presents the Adirondack Trust Celebrate Saratoga Cup!

Gates open at 4pm and matches begin at 5:30pm every Friday and Sunday July 10-September 6th go to saratogapolo.com for tickets and more details!

THE 2015 SARATOGA POLO TOURNAMENT SEASON
EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY AT 5:30PM
JULY 10 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
(GATES OPEN AT 4PM)
SEASON-LONG SEAT SUBSCRIPTIONS
AND MATCH TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

July 10 – Saratoga WarHorse Foundation presents
the Adirondack Trust Celebrate Saratoga Cup
CHUKKER TV Live Web Cast
Upset, The Dark Horse Mascot is HERE!
Party of 3 with After Match Music
Independent Helicopter Special Delivery
July 12 – The Celebrate Saratoga Cup Finals
Ugandan Jewelry and Crafts Sale!

July 17 – The Mid Summer Celebration Tournament 
HEALTHY LIVING MARKET & CAFE TAILGATING CONTEST

July 19 – The Mid Summer Celebration Tournament Finals

July 24 – The Veuve Clicquot Women’s Challenge Tournament
(CHUKKER TV Live Web Cast) 
Upset, The Dark Horse Mascot is HERE!
Independent Helicopter Special Delivery

July 26 – The Veuve Clicquot Women’s Challenge Tournament finals
(CHUKKER TV Live Web Cast)

July 31 – The Times Union presents the Saratoga Centennial Cup Tournament
Party of 3 with After Match Music

August 2 – The Times Union presents the Saratoga Centennial Cup Tournament Finals

August 7 – The Whitney Cup
HEALTHY LIVING MARKET & CAFE TAILGATING CONTEST

August 9 – The Whitney Cup Finals
Upset, The Dark Horse Mascot is HERE!
Independent Helicopter Special Delivery

August 14 – The Barrantes Cup Tournament
Party of 3 with After Match Music

August 16 – The Barrantes Cup Tournament Finals

August 21 – The Ylvisaker Cup Tournament
Party of 3 with After Match Music

August 23 – The Ylvisaker Cup Tournament Finals

August 28 – The Ram Truck Polo Hall of Fame Challenge Cup
Upset, The Dark Horse Mascot is HERE!
Party of 3 with After Match Music

August 30 – The Ram Truck Polo Hall of Fame Challenge Cup Finals

September 4 – The SPA Anniversary Cup Tournament – The Duchenne Duo Cup

September 6 – The SPA Anniversary Cup Tournament Finals

Saratoga Polo Announces Its 117th Anniversary Season Opening July 10th