Polo Classic

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.

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.


1:00 PM Gates open

3:00 PM Polo match begins

5:00 PM Match ends and auction checkout opens

5:15 PM Awards presentation and thanks

Stay and enjoy some music and dessert!


Individual tickets start at $75 and include food, beer, wine, entertainment and general parking; Tailgate passes cost $300 and include a premier parking spot along the field. Reserved tables cost $1000 and include 8 event tickets and a bottle of champagne at your private table, in a premier location.


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. This year we are grateful to once again enjoy the exclusive location at Chetwood Park in The Plains, Virginia. 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 complete this form [link] and submit your item to NVTRP. Donated items from prior years include vacation getaways to Ireland, Jackson Hole and Myrtle Beach, 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. Questions? Contact Tessa Wilklow at polo@nvtrp.org or 703.764.0269.