It’s the height of the Indian summer in wine country and enjoy these last warm days with a fabulous hat and walking about lush grounds, wine in hand, to stomp on some divots.
Now into it’s 27th year, the Polo in the Park event always draws a wonderful crowd of equine enthusiasts. On October 8th, Saturday from noon through 5PM at the Wine Country Polo Club in Santa Rosa, the event will feature a silent auction, fancy hat promenade and competition, fashion show, catered lunch, wine tasting, and of course polo. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Ms. Renee Richardson from KFOG radio.
Prior to Saturday’s daytime festivities will be a Gala hosted in a private residence and catered by a local star chef with wine pairings. The Gala will also feature Grammy Award Winner Tony Lindsay, guest appearance Eoin Harrington, a fashion show presented by “Decades of Fashion” featuring a glorious century of ladies’ attire from 1900 — 2000, dancing under the stars, and a live auction.
More importantly both of these event benefits the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program which is a non-profit program in San Francisco that provides therapy through horses to autistic or other children with special needs. Since the 1980’s, the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program has helped more than 100 students a year suffering from autism, cerebral palsy, muscle weakness, sight & hearing impairment, learning disabilities, and social disorders. Students of all ages, under the instruction of a nationally-certified instructor, learn anatomy, grooming, horsemanship, & riding, in addition to building trust, increasing confidence and improving self-esteem through a relationship with these magnificent creatures.
Event tickets range from $85 for individual entry to $3,000 for a table of 8 at the Churchill Tent which includes a served luncheon. Gala tickets are $200. Purchase tickets at www.sfpolointhepark.com/tickets