By Nicole Teitler
Bethpage Polo at the Park kicked off its 2018 polo season on Sunday, June 3, with a match between home team The Island House, and Hart Agency/IGEA. The final score was 10-8, with the win going to Hart Agency/IGEA team.
Playing for The Island House were Peter Holowesko, Bob Ceparano, Joe Meyer, and Augustine Botaro. The Hart Agency/IGEA team consisted of Keith Hart, Adam Lipson, Johnny Juan Redlich, and Esteban Scott.
Nicknamed “hockey on horseback” for its riveting display of athleticism, Bethpage Polo at the Park delivers weekly matches to the masses of VIPs and grandstanders alike. Originally built in 1934, Bethpage State Park proudly continues a longtime tradition of Sunday matches. Polo remains a community game, popular with equine admirers, sport enthusiasts, and riders alike.
Tickets are $75 for VIP Tent access, including an open bar, small bites, and live music; $10 for children under 12; or $10 for general admission on the grandstand and lawn. An additional $5 parking fee is also required.
Bethpage Polo matches are held at Bethpage State Park and sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank.
Matches run every Sunday, weather permitting, through October 14. Gates open at 2 PM, with matches beginning at 3.
This year’s eventful lineup includes June 10, Sparkling Rosé; June 14, North East Cup; July 15, Montauk Seafood & Clam Bake Fest; July 29, Old Westbury Cup & Pretty Woman Day; August 12, Microbrew and Gourmet BBQ; August 19, Meadowbrook Cup & Polo En Blanc; September 16, New York Open; September 30, Canine Couture Fashion Show; and October 7, Cigar, Whiskey & Bourbon Mustache.
For more information, visit http://www.bethpagepolo.com.