2019 Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit

August 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wine Country Polo Club (Oakmont)
560 White Oak Drive
Santa Rosa
California 95409
Bill Stacy

What to expect.

11:00. We’ll meet in the parking lot next to the field. You can park there free of charge and there is no admission charge.

11:30. Opening Ceremonies – showing of the colors. Military procession led by a piper.  This is also a good time to photograph polo ponies getting ready – tail braiding and so forth in the parking area to the north of the field, behind the restaurant.

12:00 First polo match. A typical match consists of four periods of 7 minutes, each followed by a short break for the players to change ponies. The action is fast-paced. Pick your spot and use a long lens. No matter where you are, they will soon gallop within range. Above all, stay off the field during the matches.

There will be a total of two polo matches with an intermission performance by the California Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team. At some point guests will wander out on the field, wine glass in hand, and “stomp divots.” At the end, some award ceremonies.

Permission to photograph. Bill enjoys free and friendly access to the Wine Country Polo Club activities by providing a website address where members of the polo club  can download small format images and, if they wish, order prints, framed or otherwise. If you have a similar website Bill can pass on the details to the organizers. The more the merrier. If you do not, no problem. Enjoy the day and feel free to mingle among the guests and take lots of pictures.

Finally, please let Bill know as soon as possible if you plan to attend so he can keep the organizers informed.

What to bring: camera gear, water, and a few snacks.  We’ll be in the open sun, so bring sunscreen.