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Fashionistas are hot to trot at Polo

Last updated 05:00 30/01/2013

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Thirty-six years of hard-fought chukkas, incredible horsemanship, divot stomping, fashion and champagne will be celebrated when the New Zealand Polo Open finals day returns to Clevedon Polo Grounds next month.

The event will feature some of the country's best players.

Celebrities will rub shoulders with horse lovers, with luxury marquees and champagne bar areas lining the playing field just metres away from thundering horses.

Guests will be surprised by the winning line-up of polo, fashion, music and premium vehicles on show, Auckland Polo Club event director Amy Calway says.

"As well as the three top level polo matches and the hugely popular BMW versus polo pony race, this year we have a fabulous Fashion Lawn area showcasing some of New Zealand's top designers," she says.

Fashion and polo go hand in hand and people are encouraged to dress to impress for the chance to win big.

Helicopter flights, an afternoon sailing on a superyacht and goodie bags are all up for grabs for those who make the right impression on the six celebrity judges who'll be roaming the fields style-spotting.

The Fashion Lawn will play host to six designer shows throughout the day, co-ordinated by top New Zealand stylist Lulu Wilcox.

The NZ Polo Open finals day will be held on February 24 from 10am to midnight at 102 Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Rd. See aucklandpolo.co.nz for more information.

Tickets are limited - book online at iticket.co.nz.

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- Eastern Courier

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