While traditional Hawaiian water sports—surfing and outrigger canoe paddling among them—reign supreme in our tropical marine environs, Polo has been a celebrated sport in Hawaii since 1880.
2017 Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii Invitational of Polo, Saturday, September 16. Photos: Courtesy of Hawaii Polo Life
One of my favorite, truly unique sports events of the year takes place Saturday, September 16 at the Waimanalo Polo Field on Oahu. The 2017 Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii Invitational of Polo is presented by the Hawaii International Polo Association and title- sponsor Kahala Hotel & Resort. The high-octane action begins when the Polo Field gates open at 11am with the main all-star pro event match starting at 3pm.
Players in Line. Photos: Courtesy of Hawaii Polo Life
The excitement shifts from the players and ponies on the field to Dionne Warwick & Friends on the stage in a post-match concert“A Night Under the Stars,” presented by Hawaii Polo Lifemagazine and AMBLVD Records.
Post-match celebration, A Night Under the Stars with Dionne Warwick & Friends.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Hawaii International Polo Association, according to organizers. Photos: Courtesy of Hawaii Polo Life
For more information and tickets to the all-day event log-on to hawaiipololife.com.