Contact: Amy Vann Flowers
704/609-6866 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage is Set for Annual Spring Invitational Polo Match Featuring Top Professional and
Amateur Players from U.S. and Abroad
Thundering hooves and tinkle of glasses blend at Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club on May 6 to benefit
Charleston area’s Rein and Shine
Ravenel, SC – Ponies and partygoers will gather Sunday, May 6 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 Charleston area.
The 2012 event will feature an expanded format with a pair of matches, beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Among the players participating will be South Carolina legislator Chip Limehouse, whose team is
sponsored by Halls Chophouse. His father, former South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Buck
Limehouse, will serve as announcer for the matches.
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 that want to set up their own parties, while
tailgating spots along the field can be purchased in advance or at the gate. The gate opens at 11 a.m.,
and all parking is free.
Admission is $15 for adults, while children 10 and under are admitted free. Also available for the first
time are a limited number of special VIP passes that include admission and preferred parking, as well as
access to the Polo Lounge, a well-appointed tent offering front-row seats and a variety of free
refreshments. Advance tickets and complete details are available at www.hydeparkpoloclub/may6.
“The enthusiasm for our matches continues to grow and spread, which is very exciting,” says Amy Vann
Flowers, owner of Hyde Park Farm and organizer of the annual spring and fall events. “We’re attracting
horse and polo enthusiasts from around the region, as well as groups of friends and families who want
to enjoy a great all-day outdoor party. Plus, it also benefits a wonderful organization.”
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 a
non-profit organization 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
“Being presenting sponsor of these great events is something we’re truly enjoying,” said Bill McDaniels.
“And we’re particularly proud our involvement allows us to help such a wonderful local group as Rein
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 is 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
and advance tickets are available at www.hydeparkpoloclub/may6, or by calling 843-571-3431.