Polo Game Benefits Equestrian Connection
Catch the thrill of thundering hooves and swinging mallets, and stay for the time-honored half-time divot stamping, refreshments and therapy demonstrations.
Join the Villa del Lago Polo Team at Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff at 3 p.m. Aug. 11 for a polo match benefitting Equestrian Connection, a Lake Forest therapeutic riding center for adults and children with special needs.
Half-time will feature a special vaulting performance by Equestrian Connection riders and a riding therapy demonstration.
Tickets for the 3nd annual Polo Cup Charity Event can be purchased online at www.signmeup.com/85183 or in person at Equestrian Connection, 600 Bradley Road, in Lake Forest. Lawn seats are available at $75. VIP tickets with preferred canopy seating and complimentary refreshments are also available at $100 per person.
Seating is limited, so reserve tickets now.
Parking will be located at the Lake Bluff Train Station on Sheridan Road, with wheelchair accessible shuttles available to and from the match. No parking will be allowed on Blodgett Road or at Crab Tree Farm and observe the no pet rule.
Equestrian Connection is one of the few therapeutic riding programs nationally to offer such a broad range of services, including hippotherapy, art therapy, massage therapy, and equine assisted psychotherapy, as well as summer, spring and winter camps.
Each week, certified occupational and physical therapists, as well as certified instructors by PATH Intl., formerly known as NARHA, partner with volunteers to work with over 220 children and adults with special needs.
Situated on 10 acres in northwest Lake Forest, Equestrian Connection offers a 26,000 square foot facility with an indoor heated arena, outdoor riding arena and a two-mile sensory trail. Programs are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.