Ponies, polo, and…. cocktails

This drink at Central 214 benefits literacy programs. Get over there immediately and order one.
This drink at Central 214 benefits literacy programs. Get over there immediately and order one.

There’s still time (barely) to get your horse on for Saturday’s 12th annual Polo on the Lawn event at the Prestonwood Polo & Country Club. Proceeds from the May 4 event will benefit Project Transformation, which supports literacy and education programs for Dallas’ low-income youth.

Kentucky-Derby attire is encouraged. Mint juleps will flow. Celebrity judges will be on hand to award prizes for best hats and best dressed, not to mention best tailgate. It’s that kind of event. A 4 p.m. polo match will be followed by a live Kentucky Derby broadcast and other festivities, with a trophy presentation at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $45 general admission (kids under 12 are free) and grant tailgating or lawn/picnic seating, plus champagne. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnics and beverages.

A limited number of VIP tickets, with grandstand seating and catered dinner and drinks, are available for $150. The country club is at 525 Yacht Club Road in Oak Point. For more information, call 214-533-8997.

In conjunction with the event, Central 214 bartender Amber West has been serving her twist on the mint julep, the Equestrian (see above), with a portion of each one sold also benefiting Project Transformation. The bar is located inside the Hotel Palomar at Mockingbird and the North Central Expressway.

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