Roseland Polo

The 2023 Roseland polo season has ended. We look forward to kicking off the 2024 season on Sunday, May 26th, 2024.

 All matches are weather dependent. Be sure to check our Facebook page every Sunday at 9am to confirm match status.

who we are

Roseland Polo’s Mission statement is simple: “To create a sustainable polo community in the Charlottesville area with continuous growth in the number of participants and level of play. The Roseland Polo club is an organization of polo players and polo supporters working to increase the number and quality of polo players, clubs, schools, and tournaments in Virginia. In order to achieve this the Roseland Polo Club:

Organizes and supports all levels of polo for its members.
Supports new player development through polo schools, clinics, and outreach programs
Promotes and organizes tournaments to attract intrastate, interstate, and inter-circuit play in Virginia in accordance with the rules of the United States Polo Association (USPA)
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Watch Polo

Polo matches are held each Sunday at noon, from Memorial Day weekend through October, weather and field conditions permitting.

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Polo Lessons

Let our polo professionals introduce you to this amazing sport. Lessons are available for all ages and all skill levels.

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Our Polo Story

Learn more about the history of Polo here at Roseland Farm and how it grew to the community event that it has become today.

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Sponsors & Private Events

We offer seasonal sponsorship opportunities as well as private matches for your special event.

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Roseland Polo matches are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For a list of Food Trucks that will be on-site on specific dates, please visit our Events Page : EVENTS

Matches begin at 12:00 pm, and gates open at 10:00 am. Matches are scheduled every Sunday through October on the field. Field and weather conditions permitting. Sunday mornings after 9:00 am, the match status can be confirmed by visiting this page or checking our Facebook.

Please refer to the links below for more information and the rules for watching Roseland Polo at King Family Vineyards

History of Polo at Roseland Farm

Established 1996

After David & Ellen King moved to Virginia from Houston, Texas in 1995, their search for a farm had one priority; 12 acres of relatively flat ground for a polo field.  Vineyards and a winery were not even a dream at that point. David had played polo since 1980 and wanted a polo field and polo club to continue enjoying the sport. The farm that now contains both Roseland Polo and King Family Vineyards fit perfectly into the family’s vision: a country place where we could all live, work, and play.

Roseland Polo Today

The Roseland Polo Club now has grown from David and Ellen’s vision to strive to grow the sport of polo in the Charlottesville area. The Roseland Polo Club gives the public exposure to polo through free polo matches for watching every Sunday and offering fans a chance to learn to play through The Roseland Polo School.

Get Involved

Come out and watch one of our free Roseland Polo matches every Sunday during the summer or give polo a try yourself! Learn more about Polo lessons at King Family Vineyards by scrolling down to The Roseland Polo School.

Email us at to sign up today!

About the sport of Polo

Polo Match Guidelines
  • A polo team is comprised of four players. The object of the game is to move the polo ball down the field, hitting the ball through the goalposts to score. The teams then change direction after each goal to compensate for field and wind conditions.
  • The field is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide–roughly ten football fields.
  • The match lasts about one and a half to two hours long and is divided into timed periods called chukkers – each chukker is 7 ½  minutes long. Matches are either four or six chukkers divided by half time.
  • During halftime, spectators are encouraged to walk the field to stomp divots.
  • Play begins when the umpire throws the ball in at the opening of the first chukker. After each goal is scored, the umpire will resume play with another “bowl in” at the center of the field.
  • Players change horses after each chukker due to the extreme demands placed on the polo pony.
  • Most of the rules of polo are for the safety of the polo players and their ponies. The basic concept is the line of the ball, a right-of-way established by the path of the traveling ball. Much like the yellow lines on a two-lane road that keep cars in their right of way, the ball creates an invisible right of way for the polo player.

The Roseland Polo School

The Polo School at the Roseland Polo Club offers polo lessons throughout the year at its state-of-the-art polo facility located here at King Family Vineyards. Come try Polo with your friends and then relax field-side for a glass of KFV wine! 

Polo Lessons:

Intro to Polo Lesson

$200 per person 

1.5 hour lesson with 45 minutes on the ground and 45 minutes in the saddle. All equipment and a horse provided, no riding experience necessary.

***Combine and save: try one Intro to Polo Lesson and then credit it towards the Month Package***

Monthly Lesson Packages

Adult 4 Lessons – $500
Adult 8 Lessons – $950
Youth 5 Lessons – $500
Youth 8 Lessons – $750
Youth monthly group lessons (twice per week) – $550

 Polo Clinics:

Intro to Polo Clinic

$220 per person

2 hour experience that includes a wine tasting. Come learn all of the basics of polo, ride a polo pony, learn to swing a polo mallet, and enjoy a Q&A over a wine tasting with our polo professionals.

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Thank you Roseland Polo Sponsors!

Cushman and Wakefield
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Core Real Estate
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Acme Stove and Fireplace Center
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