June 2, 2013 Marks Opening Day of 32nd Season of Greenwich Polo Club; Sunday Matches Open to the Public

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Greenwich Polo Club's opening match of the summer season will be held on June 2nd, 2013. Sunday’s match, which is open to the public, will feature Greenwich-based team Airstream vs. opponent team Scarsdale-based Heathcote Polo.

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We’re happy to be hosting our 32nd season of polo, said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club.

The Greenwich Polo Club is set to host its opening match of the summer season on June 2nd, 2013. Sunday’s match, which is open to the public, will feature Greenwich-based team Airstream vs. opponent team Scarsdale-based Heathcote Polo.

Peter Orthwein’s Airstream team has 20 goals. Players include: Peter Orthwein (1); Guille Aguero (6); Mariano Gonzalez (7); and Kris Kampsen (6).

Steve Lefkowitz's Heathcote Polo team has 16 goals. Players include: Steve Lefkowitz (0); Naco Taverna (6); Tommy Biddle (6); Nick Manifold (5).

Half-time will feature a very special “stomping of the divots” – a polo tradition where spectators help replace mounds of earth that are torn up by the horses hooves – with guests searching for a hidden champagne cork on the field. The lucky winner who finds the cork will receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, sponsored by polo enthusiast Susan Oliver Whitney. Following the match, a trophy presentation will be held for the players and will feature Most Valuable Player sponsored by Royal Salute and Winning Team Trophies sponsored by Parfums Cartier - the official fragrance house of the Greenwich Polo Club. Greenwich Polo Club’s last day of play during the summer season is July 14th. The fall season starts on September 1st.

“We’re happy to be hosting our 32nd season of polo,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club. “We recently hosted Prince Harry for the playing of the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup here at Greenwich Polo Club and hope that the interest which that event generated will inspire the community to come out and support our local teams, the charities that sponsor events here each Sunday, and further their interest in the sport of polo.”

This year we are happy to announce that L'escale will be hosting an exclusive VIP Tent. Enjoy a catered lunch and cocktails while relaxing under our private tent and watching an exhilarating high goal polo match. The VIP tent will be open on June 9th, 16th and 30th. VIP Members will be invited to the Royal Salute Jubilee Cup event and to The Greenwich Cup. Lunch is served from 1pm-3pm. Our Members Tent is open rain or shine, parking included. Please visit greenwichpoloclub.com for more information.

Gates will open at 1:00 p.m. and play will commence at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $40.00 per car. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831.

Greenwich Polo Club Schedule (open to the public):
June 2nd sponsored by Serendipity; June 9th sponsored by Hole In The Wall Gang Camp; June 16th; June 23rd sponsored by Boys and Girls Club; June 30th; July 14th sponsored by Virginia's House of Hope; September 1st sponsored by Royal Salute and ECAD; and September 8th sponsored by The Greenwich Cup.

About Greenwich Polo Club:
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays in June, July and September.

For more information about Greenwich Polo Club, please visit greenwichpoloclub.com. The newly expanded website features updated photos, player information, team stats and more.

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