3rd annual polo classic event announcement. expanded regional event in collaboration with Habitat DC-NOVA and Habitat Metro Maryland

3rd Annual Polo Classic

Habitat DC-NOVA will be collaborating with Habitat Metro Maryland for its 3rd Annual Polo Classic on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Congressional Polo Club. This region-wide event benefits Habitat’s mission to build strength, stability, self-reliance, and affordable housing across the Metro DC area. 

Guests will enjoy two spectacular fast paced matches featuring professional polo players, the time-honored tradition of stomping of the divots, sideline activities including “Best Hat” and “Best Dressed” contests and more.

Congressional Polo Club
14660 Hughes Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837

Doors open at 1:00pm

VIP and Tailgate tickets available. Purchase your tickets here

To view sponsorship opportunities, click here. For more information please contact Michael Burke at [email protected]

For questions about our event, please contact [email protected].

POLO 101

  • Polo is an international sport and a 2500 year old sport.
  • Polo is played on a ten acre grass field. 300 yards in length by 160 yards, which is the approximate area of ten football fields.
  • There are four period or “chukkars” in a match. Each chukkar is seven minutes long. Play begins with a throw-in of the ball by the umpire at the opening of each chukkar, and after each goal. Only penalties or injuries may stop play as there are no time-outs or substitutions allowed.
  • The mallet, made of bamboo shaft with a hardwood head, is the instrument used to hit the polo ball.