7 Reasons You’ll Love a Date at the Canadian Polo Classic


Don’t miss a unique end-of-summer date night at this year’s Canadian Polo Classic that lets you and your +1 get close to the action of Polo; a sport with beauty, beasts, and old-world tradition.

Sit ringside and feel the heart-pounding excitement and earth shake with 1,000-pound horses running on the turf coming up this August 27th, 2022 at the Calgary Polo Club.

Now, you can get tickets for 20% OFF when you use code POLODATE22 online!

Are you a fashionista? The Canadian Polo Classic is your reason to plan an outfit as fun as the occasion, but anything goes with this eclectic and friendly crowd. Embrace an old-world look or come as you are, and roll up ringside with your date to tailgate in your summer ride.

You’ll be welcome among VIPs, horse lovers, international athletes and spectators who embrace easy country pastimes and the conversation of new friends. Escape to 300 acres of lush and manicured ranch land minutes from Calgary set against the backdrop of the Rockies at The Calgary Polo Club.

Need more of a reason to head to the Canadian Polo Classic this year? Check out seven reasons you’ll love this for an end-of-summer date below!

1. The people you’ll meet

Centuries ago, elite members of society boosted their visibility and connected through leisure, including gathering as polo spectators (pre-Instagram, of course). Keep the tradition alive and make new allies for your business or social influence. Just bring your awesome self and good vibes so that 2022 can be an antidote to the excessive isolation from two years ago.

Take in an easy setting, live in the moment, and experience novelty with like-minded people. All kinds are welcome – from social butterflies, corporate hosts and guests, business owners, the horsey-set, international athletes, and fun-seekers. The faces and new contacts will be 100% of the reason why you’ll never forget this day.

2. The sounds, speed, scale and intensity of polo

It’s one part beast, one part warrior, and one part beauty … the total package. Even with your eyes closed, you’ll experience this sport to your core with the earth-shaking hoofs and the crack of a polo mallet with a sound that can be felt in your chest.

Eight mighty 1,000-pound horses with athletes ride manicured fields and include boys and girls of youth teams to seasoned top-ranking international players.  Discover a new appreciation for limitless human determination and inspiration.

photos by Calgary Polo Club

3. Sips and snacks

Whether the champagne and delicious platefuls are included in your top-tier VIP guest ticket, or you prefer to order from the menu, you’ll love the chef-prepared offerings from the Ranch House, a popular wedding venue known for its rustic heritage building and first-class service.

Grab a signature cocktail from an Instagram-worthy converted travel trailer by Wildflower Wandering Bar.

4. The spectacle of colour and style

Anything goes for dress code – as long as you bring your confidence and style. But fashionistas will want to get into their head-turning dresses, wide-brim hats or fascinators for a best-dressed prize. Guys might want to channel last century’s country-club vibes with mixed patterns, summer fabrics, bow-ties and fedoras. Loose summer whites or designer western wear can also be seen. There are no rules. Just be cool, comfortable, and confident.

5. The change of scenery

Breathe easy here for a short day trip within easy reach. Only 20 minutes from Calgary, step into an opulent open space on 300 acres of manicured polo fields, vast Alberta skies and elevated views of the Rockies. Get a perfect distance from the distractions of the city center, and feel a world away on less than half a tank of fuel, round trip.

Located at 24041 306 Ave W, Okotoks, Alberta.

6. Quirky Traditions

Stomp a divot at half-time for a chance to mingle with other spectators, wander onto the field and use your feet (and fashion footwear) to fix holes left behind by the horses. Over-the-top fashion is optional, but selfies are encouraged.

7. The goodness of helping and changing lives

Proceeds from your ticket purchase, silent auction bid, or direct donation benefit the amazing global work of One Child’s Village where proceeds pay for projects championed by local philanthropists, such as paying teacher salaries at a Nepal girl’s school to educate young ladies as an alternative to child marriage.

Other initiatives include setting up refugee kids with tools (like Chromebooks, for example) to give them the tools they need, and something to be proud of, as well as promoting education for all in our Canadian privileged classrooms.

photo by Calgary Polo Club

The schedule

Save this article to have the full Canadian Polo Classic schedule handy! This year, you can expect:

Junior and Preliminary rounds from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Canadian Open Polo Championships from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A BBQ, presentations, and a meet & greet with the players from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., and

Live music at the Ranch House until 7 p.m.

Make the most of the rest of your summer and check out even more Calgary date ideas here!

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