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NVTRP Polo Classic

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Great Meadow, The Plains

Honorary Chair Sheila C. Johnson
co-hosted by Will Thomas and Sherrie Beckstead

On Saturday, September 24th, the NVTRP Polo Classic returns to Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.


Join us for a fun afternoon of arena polo, gourmet cuisine, wine, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a rider demonstration by NVTRP military riders and clients.


Stay tuned as we unveil exciting details for our signature fundraiser supporting NVTRP programs and services.


Goalside Party tickets are now available HERE and sponsorships are also available. Tailgate passes are SOLD OUT.


Questions? Please contact Marisa Alonso, Development Associate at or call the office at 703-764-0269.

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New for 2022: Group Tailgate Passes (SOLD OUT) and Goalside Party Individual Tickets!

Individual tickets include a personal charcuterie and dessert box, gourmet boxed lunch and open bar.

Tailgate passes include entry for up to 6 guests, reserved railside parking and deck space. Bring your own feast or add on one of our meal options.

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The NVTRP Polo Classic is a much anticipated event in the Virginia Countryside, attracting a crowd of leading executives and professionals from the DC Metro Area. Sponsorship packages start at $1,000 and one Presenting Sponsorship is available at $15,000. Packages include a variety of promotional and hospitality benefits. Treat your employees to an afternoon of polo while supporting a wonderful cause. Your sponsorship will help support the operations of NVTRP, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides equine-assisted services to people with disabilities, youth from marginalized communities,  recovering military personnel, and others in need. 

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We will soon be accepting items for this year’s auction. If you have a service or product that you would like to donate, please email 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 2022 Polo Classic Sponsors

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Bill & Ginny Craig

Sheila & Tom Clark

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Alla & Barry Cline

Gary & Kim Cubbage

The O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation

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The Norton Family

The Peterson Family Foundation

Sally & Jeff Wilklow - Brian Santo & Janelle Nowak-Santo - MEBS Global - Kelly & Alan Harbitter - Barbara & Dermot O'Reilly - Jim  & May Beth Carroll


Approximate Schedule of Events:

12:00 PM Gates open
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 or call the office at 703-764-0269.

2021 Polo Classic Photos

For additional photos, please visit
Photo Credit: Tony Gibson/
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