Polo Noir ft. The Head and the Heart @ Hidden Creek Polo Club, Portland [11 August]

Polo Noir ft. The Head and the Heart


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11
August
11:00 - 19:00

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Hidden Creek Polo Club
2700 SW Homesteader Rd, West Linn, Oregon 97068
The highlight of Summer celebrating the sport of kings, Oregon wine, and live music.

MUSIC HEADLINER: The Head and The Heart

Formed in Seattle by a group of Northwestern transplants, The Head & The Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. They'll provide the perfect energy after Polo with their chart-topping, singalong hits and will also ramp down the evening to conclude the day. Some guests will stand and dance, some will roll out their blankets and enjoy their last bottle of rosé. Either way, there's something for everyone!

NACHO is coming!

Ignacio «Nacho» Figueras is an Argentine polo player who started playing polo at the age of 9 and turned pro at 17. He has a 6-goal handicap and is recognized as one the world’s greatest polo talents — sometimes called the «David Beckham of polo.»

He has also been the face of Ralph Lauren's Black Label line since 2005. Nacho Figueras will be playing the Championship Match at Polo Noir and will be available for photographs on the field after the match.

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PROGRAM

11 AM: GATES OPEN / PARKING & ARRIVAL (Take a Lyft!)

12 PM: POLO MATCH 1 / Warm-Up Match: CCA VS. Harper's Playground

1:15PM: OPENING CEREMONIES

1:30PM: POLO MATCH 2 / Championship Match: Rd. 1

2:15PM: DIVOT STOMP WITH DRINKS IN HAND

2:45PM: POLO MATCH 2 / Championship Match: Rd. 2

4:00PM – Tiffany & Co. Championship Ceremony

4:30PM – MUSIC / DJ

5:30PM – MUSIC / Headliner — The Head & The Heart

7:00pm – Everyone home safe via LYFT!

FAQs

Is this a 21+ over event? Yes

When is the event? Saturday, August 11 from 12 PM — 7 PM!

What is included with my ticket? Two polo matches, two live music acts, word-class Willamette Valley wine selections, 88 acre beautiful private property, food carts on site (for purchase), signature stemless wine glass, parking, amazing Portland collaborations with some of our favorite local brands!

Who is the music headliner? The Head & The Heart

Is there a VIP ticket? No. there are only General Admission tickets for everyone to enjoy the property. However, if you would like to buy a private field-side cabana, this includes 8 tickets and guarantees a more private / premium experience.

Where is this place? A majestic, private property 10 miles south of town. The Portland Polo Fields, home to the Hidden Creek Polo Club: 2700 SW Homsteader Rd. West Linn, OR 97068

Where do we park? Parking is included with your ticket. There is plenty of space and you will be directed by our team when you arrive.

What is with the 10% Facility Fee? We are committed to restoring the property better than we found it. It is a privilege to be invited to this private piece of property and we want to be welcomed back.

Can I purchase food on site? Yes, there will be many delicious options with food carts on site — for purchase.

How will the drink system work? Attendees will purchase custom Polo Noir drink tickets on site. These tickets can then be redeemed for wine, champagne, spirit, or beer.

How many polo matches will there be? Two. There will be 2.5 hours of polo with a champagne / wine divot stomp included.

I have never been to a polo match, what can I expect? Incredible action. One of the world’s oldest games is also one of its fastest. Balls can travel up to 110 mph. Horses gallop and cut at 30 MPH. Player and horse work in partnership to get a ball through a goal, while using every possible strategy to prevent the opposing side from doing so. What happens on that quest is both brutish and beautiful.

What are the rules of Polo? Please refer to the Rules of the Game on the PoloNoir.com. There will be Host / Emcee calling the polo matches in real time so you can learn as you watch.

What is the champagne / wine divot stomp? A highlight of the day! Guests can take the field after the second and final polo match. To help repair the field by flipping over the divots. Professionals will deal with the horse droppings.

Will there be a DJ? Yes, we will be spinning vinyl throughout the day as well. We might even surprise you with a special guest…

Is there a charity involved? Yes. Two charities are involved. The Children's Cancer Association and Harper's Playground. Partial proceeds will be going to both of these amazing local organizations founded in Portland, OR.

What do I wear? Please see Dress & Etiquette information PoloNoir.com. Think Kentucky Derby, hats, hats, hats!

Can we bring in food & drink? No, unfortunately not. There will amazing food & drink options on site for purchase.

Is food included with ticket? No. There will be food carts on site with food for purchase.

Is there a public transportation option? No there is not. Depending on where you leave from, it is a 5-20 minute drive from Portland. We recommend LYFT or car-pooling.

Is this event rain or shine? Yes. The event will happen rain or shine. The wine, food and live music will still take place. However, if the fields are too wet, the polo will not happen. We cannot risk the safety of the horses.

Will there be seating? Yes, but not a lot. There will be 1,000 wooden / padded chairs field side for first come, first served. And couches in designated private tents. All grassy area is suitable to sit on as well. It is pristine.

Can I bring my lawn chair or blanket for the music component of the day? Yes, please do! You are welcome to put your chair or blanket on the polo field to watch the live music acts. We ask you to store them in your car until the music begins, we do not have a coat check on site or storage capability.

Can I bring my infant? No, unfortunately not. Please line up child care and come and enjoy an «adult fun» day!

Are tickets refundable or transferable? No. All sales are final. However, we are open to transfers depending on the circumstance.
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