Hartman Arena is going to the horses – polo horses, that is.
For the first time, the Park City arena is hosting a charity polo event, sponsored by the U.S. Polo Association, among others.
The Park City Polo Challenge is a fundraiser for Carpenter Place, Wichita Children’s Theater, the Wichita Family Crisis Center, Park City Pride and the Oklahoma State University Polo Team.
The highlight of the night will be a match between the women’s teams from Oklahoma State and Colorado State universities, followed by a pro-am polo match.
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Mike Carney, volunteer president of Wichita’s Fairfield Polo Club, organized the event based on a similar one he’d seen in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“It’s an absolutely beautiful sport to watch, but indoor polo or arena polo is a lot easier to grasp – it’s a smaller field and it’s more compact,” Carney said.
But you don’t have to go for the polo – there will also be a fashion show from the U.S. Polo Association’s clothing line throughout the night, as well as live music by Patz and a live and silent auction.
“We’re just going to make a party out of it,” Carney said. “You can because you’re there to give to charity, or for a fashion show, or maybe you’ll even go for polo.”
Park City Polo Challenge
When: 5:30 p.m. Sat., doors open 4 p.m.
Where: Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive, Park City
What: Fundraiser featuring polo matches, a fashion show, live music and auctions.
Admission: $28 general admission, $68 VIP admission. Free for children 12 and under.
More information: www.wichitapolo.com