resented by Parker Poe Charitable Trust, Pebble Hill Plantation is excited to bring the Pebble Hill Polo Classic to the Red Hills region to honor the memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Ireland Poe. This charity event benefits Pebble Hill’s Preservation Fund with proceeds dedicated to the continued care, maintenance, and restoration of the historic 3,000 acre estate and its more than 60 structures. Join us for this exciting event featuring a women’s polo match, children’s activities, music, fine food and spirits, all with the time-honored tradition of “Stomping of the Divots”. All VIP passholders receive access to a sponsor-only area with complimentary parking, food, beverage, and reserved seating. General admission passes available, as well.
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General admission tickets: https://pebble-hill-plantation.ticketleap.com/pebble-hill-polo-classic/
Elisabeth “Pansy” Ireland Poe was was a pioneer for women in the sport of polo. As a young woman in her 20s, Pansy registered under her initials with the United States Polo Association and played on men’s teams. At the time, women were not allowed membership in the USPA and when her ruse was discovered, she was unceremoniously stripped of her USPA membership and her handicap. Women were denied membership until 1973. Pansy died in 1978.
(Visit the “Trailblazer for Women’s Polo” exhibit in the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery at Pebble Hill to learn more about Pansy’s impact on the sport)