CLUB POLO NACIONAL - A little history...
Club Polo Nacional was officially formed in 2002 as a not-for-profit company by a group of polo players from the Montreal and Ottawa areas who were interested in encouraging new members and beginning players as well as supporting charitable causes through polo exhibition matches.
The Polo Season
Polo season generally runs from mid-May to mid-September with club chukkars, games and tournaments played Saturday and Sunday afternoons, weather permitting, and club chukkars on Thursday evenings. Two to three professional players play with the Club from mid-June to mid- September and are also available to give polo and riding lessons on a private basis. The Club also arranges various clinics from time to time including rules clinics, hitting clinics and player clinics.
Our Fundraising Enthousiasm
Since 2006, the Club has supported various charitable organizations including Sainte Justine's Children's Hospital, Cedars Breast Cancer Clinic (part of the Royal Victoria Hospital), the Montreal General Hospital Trauma Unit, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (Toronto General Hospital) and Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal (Montreal Heart Institute) through fundraisers. The fundraising events include a champagne reception and lunch at tented tables catered by one of Montreal's fine caterers and entertainment for the guests through two exciting polo games with club members and other amateur players as well as professional players from Argentina, the United States and more.
In addition to the major fundraising event, the Club has smaller club tournaments during the polo season which are sponsored by Club members and give members the opportunity to play in a competitive tournament situation. Most weekend games and tournaments are followed by a casual barbeque or lunch at the end of the field for players and Club members with members rotating to organize the post-polo festivities. There is a Club tournament, the Sugar Shack Invitational, on the September Labour Day weekend. The public are welcome to purchase a "paddock space" with table, chairs and umbrella to host their own picnic while they enjoy the tournament.
Proud member of Polo Canada
The Club is a member club of Polo Canada and all Club members are also members of Polo Canada.