Ride to Thrive Polo Classic

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Great Meadow, The Plains

Honorary Chair Sheila Johnson

co-hosted by Will Thomas and Sherrie Beckstead

The 2021 Polo Classic will be formatted similarly to the 2020 Polo Classic in order to preserve a fun, festive atmosphere while keeping guests safe.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available from $2,000-$10,000 and include reserved tent or box seating. We are excited to offer a limited number of VIP tickets at $85 each. We will continue to monitor local COVID guidelines and CDC recommendations throughout the summer. 


The current event format includes: 

  • Each sponsor group will have designated, private space that allows for physical distancing.

  • Mask use is required whenever guests leave their private space.

  • Registration and auction check-out will be contactless.

  • Food and beverage service will be provided in each guest space, allowing guests to safely remain with their own group.

  • If you are unable to attend, you can support the Polo Classic from home by participating in our silent auction and/or making a donation online.

2021 Event Layout
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We are excited to offer a limited number of General Admission tickets. These tickets are $85 and include a gourmet boxed lunch, beer, wine, an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and rail access. 

Tickets are required for all guests, including children. We look forward to being able to invite families again in the future!

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The “Ride to Thrive Polo Classic” has become a premier Northern Virginia event. We have steadily increased attendance each year and made it the largest annual fundraiser for the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP). Your sponsorship will help support the operations of NVTRP, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that improves the lives of children and adults with disabilities in the community.

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We are now accepting items for this year’s auction. If you have a service or product that you would like to donate, please email polo@nvtrp.org. Donated items from prior years include vacation getaways to Ireland, Jackson Hole and Myrtle Beach, private jet rides, tickets to the Washington International Horse Show, handcrafted jewelry, spa gift cards, and many other items! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the face value of each item is tax deductible.

Thank you to the 2021 NVTRP Polo Classic Sponsors

The Peterson Family Foundation


Gary Cubbage


Alla & Barry Cline

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Sherrie & Sidney Beckstead


Bill & Ginny Craig


Clarice & Ryan Gutman

O'Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Foundation

Sally & Jeff Wilklow


Louise & Mark Foreman

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Brian Santo & Janelle Nowak-Santo


Approximate Schedule of Events:

12:00 PM Gates open

Live Music by Sweet Something Jazz
1:30 PM Opening remarks
2:00 PM Match begins
2:30 PM Half-time: therapeutic riding demonstration & live auction feature
3:15 PM Second half of polo match begins
4:15 PM Awards presentation

Stay to enjoy some music and desserts!


Recommended attire is summer chic: dresses, blouse and slacks, hats for the ladies, trousers or chinos and collared shirts for the men. Ladies, flat shoes work best for walking on the grass fields.


Please contact polo@nvtrp.org or call the office at 703-764-0269.

2020 Polo Classic Photos

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NVTRP RTT Polo 2020-112