"In light of COVID-19, NVTRP has taken multiple measures to ensure the safety of our Polo Classic guests while preserving a festive atmosphere. These include limiting the number of guests, providing individually packaged gourmet picnics, and creating multiple 50-person "mini-events," within the main event, each with its own bar, restroom, and designated space."

Ride to Thrive Polo Classic

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Great Meadow, The Plains

co-hosted by Will Thomas and Sherrie Beckstead

Join us for a delightful afternoon of polo, food and drinks at NVTRP’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Ride to Thrive Polo Classic, held in The Plains, Virginia on Saturday, September 26.


Individual tickets include all food, beverage, entertainment, parking and open seating. The Polo Classic is a family-friendly event and children 12 and under are free. For reserved seating options, please contact polo@nvtrp.org.


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.


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 2019 Ride to Thrive Polo Sponsors

Ralph & Bobby Crafts

The Peterson Family Foundation

Gary Cubbage

Barry & Alla Cline


Approximate Schedule of Events:

1:00 PM Gates open
2:30 PM Opening remarks
3:00 PM Match begins
3:30 PM Half-time: therapeutic riding demonstration & live auction feature
4:15 PM Second half of polo match begins
4:30 PM Live music
5:15 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.

2019 Polo Classic Photos

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Mailing address:

6429 Clifton Road, Clifton,VA 20124


Physical address:

12933 Popes Head Road. Clifton, VA 20124

Entrance to the farm is on Popes Head Road.

Please contact us for a tour of our facilities.



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