Attendees of the Heineken Urban Polo were treated to a schedule of top-notch racing, as well as glorious end-of-summer sun.

Fashion in the Field at the Heineken Urban Polo Auckland

Hailed a sone of the coolest urban sporting and social events of the summer, the Heineken Urban Polo was held on the Ascot Avenue in-field at Ellerslie Racecourse on Saturday 24th February.

Event organiser Simon Wilson says they are bringing a new style to traditional polo events.

“We set the day in an urban environment with a field wall system [1.2m rather than the usual 30cm high] where fans can high-five players during the game. We also have DJ music to make for a cool party. I’ve been running polo events for 11 years and I wanted a more exciting spectacle so simplified it. It’s not how polo’s been done for a 1000 years, but we wanted a collision of music and sport. The idea was to keep the prestige but jazz it up.”

Wilson has organised four events this summer. The next round will take place in Christchurch onMarch 3rd, followed by Hamilton March 17th and WellingtonMarch 24th.

Heineken Urban Polo
Our best dressed: Kylie Carey-Price

View some of the best dressed on the day in the gallery above.

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