Contact: Amy Vann Flowers
704/609-6866 or email@example.com
Spring Invitational Polo Match Will Benefit Charleston Area Nonprofit Group Rein and Shine
Ravenel, SC - March 13, 2012 - The growing legacy of Lowcountry polo gallops forward on Sunday, May
6 as ponies and partygoers gather for the McDaniels Audi of Charleston Spring Polo Invitational at idyllic
Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club. Professionals from the United States and abroad will face off with area
amateurs in two matches, with portions of the proceeds benefiting Rein and Shine, a local nonprofit
group providing horseback riding as therapy to children and adults with special needs throughout the
The 2012 event will feature two matches, beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The gate opens at 11 a.m., with
admission $15 for adults, while children 10 and under are admitted free. In addition to the polo matches,
the Spring Invitational will feature live music, and food and beverages from local vendors. Reserved
tents are available for groups who want to set up their own parties, while tailgating spots along the field
can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Parking is free.
“Attendance has been increasing steadily at our matches as the word has spread,” says Amy Vann
Flowers, owner of Hyde Park Farm and organizer of the
annual events. “We’re attracting horse and polo enthusiasts from around the region, but also groups of
friends and families who want to enjoy a great all-day outdoor party. Plus, it also benefits a wonderful
Rein and Shine is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) premier
accredited facility and has been providing horseback riding as therapy since 2001. Rein and Shine is
dedicated to providing an alternative method of healing to children and adults with physical, emotional,
social and/or cognitive disabilities. Currently, the therapeutic program serves over 80 special-needs
students, including individuals with disabilities, as well as school groups from Wando High School,
Moultrie Middle School, Charleston Autism Academy and St. James Santee Elementary.
“We’re very proud to continue as presenting sponsor of this exciting and fun event,” said Bill McDaniels.
“In particular, we enjoy collaborating with Amy and Hyde Park Farm to provide support for such a
wonderful group as Rein and Shine.”
McDaniels Automotive Group operates multiple dealerships in Charleston and Columbia. In addition to
Audi, the company also offers Acura, Porsche, Subaru, Volkswagen and Mazda. Known for his
philanthropic efforts, McDaniels has spearheaded the effort to raise $3 million for the Palmetto Health
The 380-acre Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club, situated approximately 20 miles from Charleston, features
polo fields, expansive pastures and paddocks, and a renovated 1880s farm house. The farm offers
turnkey polo instruction through its on-site, professionally staffed school, and also arranges matches for
interested players. Hyde Park Farm also provides complete boarding
facilities and services for horses.
A range of on-site options also are available for weddings, special events, private parties, and corporate
retreats and outings.
Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club is located at 6763 Davis Road, Ravenel, SC 29470. Complete details
are available at www.hydeparkpoloclub.com or by calling 843-571-3431.