The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
SIGNATURE SPRING EVENT
Polo & Argentine Asada
A Harvard Club of Palm Beaches late afternoon outing with Harvard's Head Polo Coach Crocker Snow, Jr. AB '61.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Harvard Polo Team.
Sunday, April 2
Plan to arrive at 3:00 PM to park your vehicle and get settled in.
The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches and our guests will receive reserved parking.
Prior to the match, Harvard Undergrad and Alumni Athletes will give an interactive foot mallet demonstration. GET THE FEEL OF THE SWING! Learn about polo and polo ponies, and then stay to watch the game. Knowing when to swing the mallet while galloping at 30 miles an hour is not an easy thing; it’s a learned skill that comes with endless hours of practice and games. Timing is affected by the horse’s stride and size; differences in these areas affect the timing of the shot. Attendees who wish to participate won't need to mount a polo pony for this portion of the event, but you will use a real polo mallet, and you will hit a real polo ball. This is your opportunity to TRY YOUR SWING!
After the foot mallet demonstration, the Club will have the opportunity to watch an exciting polo match. The game will be a 26-goal match, the highest level played outside of Argentina. Get ready for a heart-pounding competition and true survival of the fittest featuring teams with skilled athletes, and finest the horses.
While watching the match, join your fellow Crimson for a delicious and authentic Argentine "asada”. This traditional BBQ features a variety of meat and lots of it.
Grand Champions Polo Club
13444 South Fields Road | Wellington | 33414
Grand Champions, the nation's largest polo club celebrating its 16th anniversary and Santa Rita Polo Farm is the largest and most unique private 102-acre polo facility in Wellington with 212 stalls in nine self-contained barns, two tracks, five climate-controlled tack rooms, a vet room, staff quarters, guest house and four polo fields with state-of-the-art underground irrigation and short work arena. The Club has 13 well-manicured fields including nine world-class fields at GCPC and four at Santa Rita.
All sales are final.
Advance tickets (beer and wine NOT included)
- Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches Members: $85.00 per person
- Regional Club Members (Broward, Central Florida, Miami, Naples, Vero, and the HBS Club of South Florida): $85.00 per person
- Non-Members: $100.00 per person
- Children (under 12): $40.00 per child
Advance tickets (includes beer and wine)
- Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches Members: $105.00 per person
- Regional Club Members (Broward, Central Florida, Miami, Naples, Vero, and the HBS Club of South Florida): $105.00
- Non-Members: $120.00 per person
Please contact Tricia Wansor, Club Administrator: HarvardClubCF@gmail.com or 954-914-3148.
Your tickets to this event will include
- Reserved parking for the demo and match
- Polo mallet demonstrations by Harvard Alumni Athletes and announced by Harvard Head Polo Coach Crocker Snow.
- Authentic Argentine asada. This traditional BBQ features a variety of meat and lots of it.
- Remarks from Guest Speakers
About our guest speakers
Crocker Snow '61 has been the head coach of the Harvard Polo Team since its renaissance in 2007 after a dozen-year hiatus. The oldest college team in the country dating from the 1890’s, the team now plays intercollegiately against some of the 30-odd college teams in the country, as well as internationally. Twenty-odd players comprised of Men and Women varsities and a mixed JV. help take care of a “string” of 16 polo ponies (horses) headquartered at the Harvard Polo & Equestrian Center in South Hamilton, Ma, Snow started playing while in college (when it didn’t conflict with the hockey team), and continued playing as an amateur in a range of polo tournaments on the East Coast and elsewhere, and in a dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, The Middle East, and Asia during his travels as a journalist. Three of his five sons played professionally, including America’s last 10 goal player (who went to Yale).
Mia Coleman '24 is a current undergraduate studying neuroscience and hails from New York City. Mia is the Captain-elect for next year's Harvard Women's Polo Team.
Shawn DeMartino '14 is a former Harvard Men's Polo Captain.
Jason Cooper is a former Marine and Assistant Director of Development for the Home Base Foundation, an organization started by the Boston Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital to aid in the recovery of wounded warriors. The Harvard polo ponies are involved in one of the programs.
3:00 PM Reserved Parking
3:30 PM Foot Mallet Interactive Demo
4:00 PM Grand Champions 26-goal Polo Match
4:30 PM Argentine Asada
5:30 PM Guest Speakers