On Friday, September 14th, 4 Philly Social Media Moms and their families enjoyed one of the last games of the Brandywine Polo Club’s season. Encouraged to bring our families, we sat alongside “the boards” and chatted as our children ran and played in the grass.
Tucked away in the Chester County countryside is the Brandywine Polo Club. During their season, which runs from June thru the end of September, the club holds twice weekly matches. Known as the sport of kings, polo has been around since the 5th century. Originally used to train the elite troops of Persia, polo didn’t make its way to the United States until the late 1800s. Thinking that I was going to something that was a cross between the Kentucky Derby and High Tea, the elite air was stripped away on this particular night. Friday Night Under the Stars is an event where polo, food, drink and music are brought together for a fun and relaxing evening. People were out in shorts, sitting on blankets and enjoying bottles of wine as they watched the match and later listened to music.
Brandywine Polo is a very family friendly place. My two boys were interested in the horses for about 7 minutes. They had their eye on a fantastic playground and begged to check it out. Needless to say we did more playing than watching polo.
It was nice to see a few fellow PSMMs – Noelle, Barbara and Heather in attendance with their families. The Brandywine Polo Club is in a tough location for those of us who do not live in Chester County. The Friday night matches start during rush hour, so your best bet is to leave work/home early and enjoy the late afternoon in the area. It is set amongst a beautiful landscape and is definitely a great way to spend your Friday evenings.