Local polo club welcomes national event

By Joe Bachmeier

The Victory Cup, “America’s Polo Match,” is teaming up with The Best of Texas to host The Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival on June 2 at Prestonwood Polo Club, just north of Dallas.

In its 14th year, this event isn’t just a polo match — it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands every year. Bring the whole family, come casual or get dressed up for drinks, food, live music and polo and dust off the floppy hats, pastel dresses and seersucker suits. General admission and VIP passes are both available.

With the help of awesome partners and sponsors, the Victory Cup is expecting a great turn out. Major partners and sponsors include vineyard vines, Jack Daniels, Patron, Enchanted Rock Vodka, Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Wine, Lake & Country Living, Frisco Life Magazine and Mizzen + Main.

A true entertainment experience, the Victory Cup has not only lined up exciting rival polo matches, but polo-goers will also enjoy dozens of local chefs, restaurants, a children’s playground and an informal fashion contest. Enjoy dinner with the players, as the Victory Cup boasts one of the largest, and certainly most unique, farm-to-table dinner experiences in the nation.

In addition, hot air balloon pilots will join in on the fun on Saturday morning (around 7 a.m.) to host a hot air balloon launch as well as Saturday evening (around 5 p.m.) for hot air balloon tethered rides and a hot air balloon glow.

The hot air balloons are weather contingent and will only inflate if the weather permits. Hot air balloon rides will be sold at the event for $30 per person.

Rides will be first come first serve, so check the schedule and social media for updates.

Alcohol tastings will be provided by Jack Daniels, Patron, Bloody Buddy, Yellow Rose Whiskey, Mesa Vineyards, Nine Branded Whiskey and more.

What: The Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: June 2

from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Prestonwood Polo Club. 501 Martingale Trail, Oak Point, TX 75068.

The balloons launch on Saturday, June 2, in the morning and evening. Photos courtesy of The Victory Cup