Summer Wine and Twilight Polo

  • July 12, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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For our next outdoor event, We are headed to the horse country for a Twilight game of Polo with our favorite summer wine, picnic blanket and some food to share.

On Saturday nights Great Meadow in The Plains, is a choice for many local and city dwellers to spend a summer evening outdoors while catching a game of Polo.

There are two matches each Saturday night. Long before the first match starts at 7 p.m., regulars begin arriving to spread their blankets and picnics on the grassy hill overlooking the arena.

But don't be intimidated if you have never seen a match; Twilight Polo is an easy introduction to the sport. Unlike polo that is played on grass, where the field stretches the equivalent of nine football fields, this version is played in a dirt arena, making it much easier to see the ball and keep up with the action. The announcer also calls the plays and explains penalties.

Feel free to invite friends for this fun event. We recommend carpooling if you can, as the tickets are $30/carload.

We will try to coordinate carpooling, so if you need a ride or can offer a ride from a Metro, please let us know by posting a comment.

So pick a bottle of your favorite summer wine, some food pairing, your picnic blanket and join in for a fun night in the countryside to watch the horses gallop amid the crisp fresh summer breeze.

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  • Mel

    I left my cheese knife somewhere last week as I can't find it. Lindsy -- it might be in your cheese board/box. It's silver with brushed and shiny silver on the handle. If anybody has it, could you let me know. I'm not in any rush to get it back.

    July 16

    • Lindsy

      Don't have it. Hope you find it soon!

      July 17

  • Monica

    Sorry, I couldn't meet up with you guys, but I did attend the event and it was tons of fun. I can't believe how crowded it got and so quickly. Thank you for posting the event and hopefully I'll get a change to meet the group in the near future.

    July 14

    • Meredith

      I'm sorry we missed you! Next time just post that you are there and we'll help direct you to our group. I'm glad you enjoyed the polo & picnic!

      July 14

  • Meredith

    Delightful night with a great bunch of GG'ers! I think we need to start GG supper club. Did everyone sample Cherie's samosas? Yum!

    July 13

    • Rodolfo

      I think it was Amanda, who made those delicious samosas. But overall everyone did well in bringing some good food.

      July 13

  • Ellen C

    What a wonderful time!

    2 · July 13

  • Rodolfo

    A great summer evening, with a fun group of people. Plenty of food, wine and conversations to go around, much after the last game was played for the night.

    1 · July 13

  • Kel

    Super fun!

    1 · July 13

  • Rodolfo

    We have a spot in front of the Wine bar next to the commentary box ..

    July 12

  • Kimberley

    Running a little late due to Metro delays. At Ballston now. Be there soon!

    July 12

    • Aaron S.

      Kimberly I've got 4 others with me could we meet you around ballston or at east falls church? We're not going to make the event if we wait much longer

      July 12

    • Aaron S.

      Oh sorry this is for rodolfo!y bad

      July 12

  • Aaron S.

    Did someone else need a ride? I swore I saw a notification this morning that someone needed one, but maybe it was deleted.

    July 12

  • Rodolfo

    Either Meredith or myself, will post our location and details on how to find us, depending on who gets there first. So look out for details in the comments section. Looking forward to a fun summer evening !!

    July 12

  • Aaron S.

    I have an SUV that seats 7, if I can get a few passengers I'm happy to drive. Live in Alexandria.

    1 · July 9

    • Ellen C

      Much thanks. I will meet you at the King Street side of the Huntington metro at 5:30.

      July 12

    • Aaron S.

      Ellen it's north kings highway. The easiest way is to just go up the escalator (going down takes you to Huntington Ave, the wrong way).

      July 12

  • Rodolfo

    I will get Ice and cooler for the White wines. Please remember to bring your own Wine glass. Also a reminder, that if your plans of attending has changed to update your RSVP accordingly, as an accurate RSVP count would help us plan better. Looking forward to a fun evening of Summer wines and Twilight Polo.

    1 · July 10

    • cherie

      Where are we meeting once we get there?

      July 12

  • Rodolfo

    I can offer a ride from the East Falls Church Metro for 3 people. Kimberley, Kahlila, Mickie - Please respond to this comment if you still need a ride ?

    July 7

    • Mickie L.

      Rodolfo I am going to ride with Aaron so that my guest can ride as well. But thank you so much for the offer and I look forward to meeting you and everyone else!

      1 · July 11

    • Ellen C

      Do you still have space?

      July 11

  • Monica

    Should we buy tickets in advance or will buying upon arrival be ok?

    July 10

    • Meredith

      It's quicker to get in if you already have a car pass.

      1 · July 10

  • Mickie L.

    Are there any suggestions on what types of food to bring?

    July 10

    • Meredith

      Picnic fare is recommended. (Especially, anything that goes well with wine.) There are grassy areas to set down chairs and a blanket.

      July 10

  • Amanda D.

    Id like to carpool if anyone else has space

    July 9

  • Kimberley

    Hi Rodolfo, Thanks for offering me a ride from the Metro! I accept and look forward to seeing you again on Saturday

    July 8

  • Pat D.

    I'm already planning to go to this event with some friends and another meetup -- we should try to sit near each other if possible. Should be fun! I've been to many of these over the years and it's always a great time --

    1 · July 3

  • Kahlila

    Meet too

    July 3

  • Mickie L.

    I am also interested in carpooling!

    July 3

  • Kimberley

    I'm interested in car pooling and would need a ride from the Metro.

    July 3

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