Polo in the Vines announces glamorous debut event in Clare Valley

From the team who created Polo in the City, this October will see the glamorous sport of polo played out against a stunning backdrop of Clare’s Showground.

A brand new event ‘Polo in the Vines’ is coming to Clare Valley in October, combining the prestigious sport of polo with Clare Valley’s stunning backdrop and incredible wines. 

The event is the latest creation from the producers of the hugely popular Polo in the City series and part of the national Urban Polo circuit, which forms the world’s largest national polo competition. 

After searching for years for the perfect South Australian venue for the event, Urban Polo founder Janek Gazecki settled on the stunning Clare Valley, with local wineries Taylors and Tim Adams Wines confirmed as the official Team Sponsors for the event. 

Guests will experience a day of spectacular polo action from some of SA’s best players, with a VIP culinary experience also on offer, as Stuart Oldfield and the team at Handmade Catering pair delicious food with award-winning local wines. 

In addition to a VIP marquee, guests can enjoy a refined experience within the Taylors Polo Club or a more casual atmosphere in the Pikes Polo Lounge. 

With music provided throughout the day by a resident DJ, the classic polo events such as Fashion on the Field and the Stomping on the Divots are to be expected, with an array of mouth-watering food and local beverages there to keep guests refreshed throughout the inaugural event. 

The event will be held at the Clare Showgrounds on Saturday 9 October and is expected to attract some 1000 visitors to the region, which was recently voted as SA’s Top Tourism Town. Kicking off with a sophisticated Cocktail Launch on 8 October each team will be officially presented with their uniforms, signalling the start of this glamorous new event. 

Greg Cooley of Country Events SA said the Polo gave people another reason to visit the region. 

“We’re excited about bringing this event to Clare and have been overwhelmed by the local support. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to get away for the weekend, experience all that Clare has to offer and mix with both local identities and visitors to the region, in a relaxed country setting”.

Polo in the Vines is taking place on 9 October at Clare Showgrounds.

To find out more about Polo in the Vines check out their Facebook here.

Book your tickets here.

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