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 will continue to monitor local COVID guidelines and CDC recommendations throughout the summer. If the situation continues to improve, we anticipate additional tickets will be available at the end of the summer for tailgate spots and general admission guests. 


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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In light of Covid-19,  we are not selling individual tickets at this time. Please check back in August for individual ticket options.


If you are interested in purchasing reserved seating for multiple guests, please view our available sponsorships.

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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 2020 Ride to Thrive Polo Sponsors


The Peterson Family Foundation


Barry & Alla Cline

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2020 VIP Table Patrons

Barry & Alla Cline- Bar Sponsor

Crescent Cities Charities- Sponsor

Ginny & Bill Craig

Kelly & Alan Harbitter


O'Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation


Sydney & Sherrie Beckstead

Will Thomas, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Otto and Carrie Hoernig/ McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center

Roberti Global

Michael Perez


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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