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Hunterdon Polo Classic Set For June 9 in Pittstown, N.J.

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The Hunterdon Polo Classic returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Essex Fox Hound pay a visit to the 2017 Hunterdon Polo Classic. The 2018 event returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June 9. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Essex Fox Hound pay a visit to the 2017 Hunterdon Polo Classic. The 2018 event returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June 9. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Tewksbury Foot Bassetts pay a visit to the 2017 Hunterdon Polo Classic. The 2018 event returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June 9. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The game is on at the 2017 Hunterdon Polo Classic. The 2018 event returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June 9. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The game is on at the 2017 Hunterdon Polo Classic. The 2018 event returns to Pittstown, N.J. on June 9. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Fieldview Farm is continuing their long tradition of raising funds and awareness for local charities with the Hunterdon Polo Classic, scheduled on Saturday, June 9.

If weather or field conditions or poor the event will be held June 10.

Located in Pittstown, N.J., directly off Route 78 at exit 15, Fieldview Farm features 150 acres of lush green pastures and farmland, surrounded by stately trees, a garden nursery and equestrian properties.

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Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon in the picturesque hills of Hunterdon County, enjoying fabulous entertainment and supporting several worthy causes — the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ Prevent, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Hunterdon, Riding with Heart, the Toshiko Takaezu Studio Project and Valley Crest Farm & Preserve. The Hunterdon Polo Classic combines the equestrian sport of polo with family friendly tailgating, classic cars, traditional entertainment, tailgate and hat competitions.

The afternoon's entertainment is unlike any other in the area. The farm offers a stunning backdrop for an exciting game of polo and a day of exceptional tailgating. Many of the ladies wear dresses and wide brimmed hats, competing in the Best Hat Competition and Most Original Hat Competitions. Young ladies under 12 may compete in the Children's Best Hat Competition. Tailgaters compete for Most Original Tailgate, Best Gourmet Presentation, and Most Elegant Tailgate prizes.

Gates will open at noon for tailgating. Pre-match activities start at 12:30 pm with a performance by St. Ann's Pipes and Drums, a classic car parade and a live rendition of the National Anthem. The much anticipated polo match begins at 2 p.m., with an intermission at the half. Highlighting the intermission will be the traditional divot stomp, the hat parade and competition, a demonstration by the Tewksbury Foot Bassets and the Essex Fox Hounds and tailgate awards presentations.

The Quakertown Fire Company's raffle drawing will be held at the end of the match. The raffle will be followed by an awards ceremony, including team awards, MVP, and Best Playing Pony, the Bruce Nienstedt Perpetual Cup.

Excellent viewing opportunities are available from sideline tailgate spaces available for $200, $300, $500 and $1,250 based upon location and amenities included. Limited tailgate spaces are still available. General admission tickets are $35 per person, including parking, if purchased by June 8.. Children under 12 are admitted free. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at the gate for $45 per person.

Tickets are on sale now at Bishop's Supermarket in Whitehouse Station, Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits in Califon, Clinton, Flemington and Lebanon; and Coach Stop Saddlery in Far Hills.

For online ticket purchase visit www.hunterdonpolo.org through June 8.

Corporate sponsorship, advertiser and vendor opportunities are still available with prompt response. For information on those opportunities and tailgate reservations, contact the Hunterdon Foundation at 908-713-POLO (7656), hunterdonevents@gmail.org, or visit the Hunterdon Polo Classic Website at www.hunterdonpolo.org.

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