Top 5 Reasons to Attend Polo For Heart by: Emily Hurst

Posted on May, 12th, 2018

Polo for Heart is one of Canada’s most unique and fascinating equestrian sporting events. And for horse enthusiasts, such as myself, that’s reason enough to mark my calendar and buy tickets but others may need a little more convincing and that’s okay I’m happy to do some convincing! Luckily for you, I’ve condensed my long list of reasons to come to Polo for Heart into the top five. So without further ado, here it is; The Top Five Reasons to go to Polo for Heart:

1.      It’s for a good cause

In it’s 39th year, Polo for Heart is Canada’s largest and longest running charity polo match. It supports healthcare related charities namely those in support of heart disease and stroke research. Since it began, more than $6 million has been raised in support of these charities. The proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Southlake Foundation. By attending the event not only are you enjoying yourself on a lovely summer weekend out in the country but you’re showing your support for the 1.6 million Canadians living with heart disease and stroke…and we think that is a win-win situation. 

2.      There’s something for everyone

We aim to please at Polo for Heart, across the three days of the event there is something for everyone no matter what your taste. If you’re into partying then Thursday night is the night for you; our weekend kick-off party Polo Under Stars is summer’s hottest party (‘White Hot’ as our theme says) and features DJ’s, drinks and quite literally polo matches under the stars. For those looking for the more stereotypical polo match experience (right out of Pretty Woman) then you’ll want to come to the Saturday festivities; featuring polo matches, halftime shows, shopping and a country atmosphere. Last but not least, for those who like to try something with the entire family, then Sunday’s the day for you; featuring a casual family fun day while enjoying the polo matches and the afternoon out in the country. All three days feature a daily best hat contest and the polo match lifestyle and atmosphere you’ve always wanted to be apart of!

3.      Polo

It’s in the core of the event, there would be no Polo for Heart without the polo. So whether you’re a polo player, polo groupie or have never seen the sport in your life come out and watch the players and their ponies gallop full speed around the green field and chase a little white ball. And you can even satisfy your dream of meet the players when they mingle with the crowds after the game! Don’t worry about not understanding the sport just enjoy the display of horsepower and human-equine partnership.

4.      Polo Under the Stars is the hottest party of the summer

Like partying? Well we’ve got the party for you. Thursday June 21st is the kick off to the Polo for Heart weekend and what a night we’ve got planned; the White Hot Polo Party will feature two polo matches under the stares, DJ’s, drinks, dancing and so much more! So no matter where you are come out and enjoy the kickoff party under the stars with us as we party the night away.

5.      Something Different

Charity Polo Matches don’t happen everyday in Toronto! Try something different, experience a new sport, meet new people and hey you never know you might just find yourself creating memories and new traditions along the way!

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