dress & Etiquette
Part of the fun of Polo is the sophisticated yet celebratory dress code. Typically, people opt for separates and sun dresses, or wear chinos or dress pants with a dress shirt. The Polo spirit is bold – dare to add a splash of color. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, a blazer or sport coat is a useful “layer” and very occasionally a guest might want to wear a tie or a panama hat. Brogues, loafers, driving shoes, wedges, or flats are excellent footwear choices, as sharper heels risk sinking into the freshly-mown grass, even on the driest of days. For the signature Polo touch, sunglasses and binoculars are an excellent addition.
Divot stomping is a long-standing Polo tradition. Spectators converge on the field to stomp down the turf that has been torn up by the ponies' hooves. It becomes, without fail, a quite festive few minutes.
Binoculars can come in handy at a Polo match. Opinions vary regarding the best way to watch the match, but most prefer to watch the ponies & players as that is where most of the action occurs.