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 and Welcome Appetizers available
Silent Auction bidding begins
50/50 raffle tickets available
Kid's craft table open
2:00 PM Full Food Service Begins, with food by Shirley's Catering
Carriage Demonstration by Piedmont Driving Club
2:20 PM Polo 101: An intro into the game
2:30 PM Opening remarks by Jeff Wilklow, NVTRP Vice Chair
2:40 PM The Color Guard of Saint Andrew's Society, Washington D.C. and NVTRP Military Riders Singing of the National Anthem, presented by Rebecca Morrison
3:00 PM Match begins: Los Tigres vs. Woodlawn Throw in the game ball
3:30 PM Half-time: Riding Demonstration
Live Auction feature
4:00 PM Silent Auction bidding closes
4:15 PM Cupcake Divot Stomp, please join us on the field at the end of the match
4:30 PM Live music
5:00 PM Auction checkout opens
5:15 PM Awards presentation and thanks: Louise Foreman, NVTRP Board Chair
50/50 raffle winner selected; (Must be present to win)

Stay to enjoy some music and desserts!


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.

THANKS TO THE 2016 Sponsors

ITCON -- Woodlawn Construction -- Amerisource Bergen -- BidLion -- The Peterson Family -- AT&T -- MEBS Global -- Divot Charities -- Don Redfearn -- Washington Financial Group -- Wounded Warriors Family Support -- Ted Britt -- Foley & Lardner, LLP -- Frontpoint -- Windmill Hill Consulting -- Mary Beth and Jim Carroll -- Middleburg Bank -- Louise and Mark Foreman -- CARFAX -- Amanda and Craig Christman -- The Jackson Clinics -- Transwestern -- Van Metre Homes -- O'Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation -- Belle Vodka -- National Technologies Associates


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.