2013 Polo Matches At Bendabout Farm In September

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bendabout Farm will host high goal polo matches the weekends of Sept. 14 and 15 and again Sept. 21 and 22, weather permitting. Matches will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Gates will open two hours prior to the matches. Open to the public, there is no admission charge and there is plenty of free parking. 

Matches played the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15 will feature an all USA team playing an all South African team. This will be high goal polo which means that the action will be fast paced with high goal players and the best horses.  The all USA team will be led by Bendabout Farm’s Gillian Johnston, the highest rated woman player in US high goal polo  That team will also include Julio Arellano who is the highest rated American polo player. The South African team will consist of four high rated players who have competed successfully on an international level at the most prestigious tournaments.

Matches played the following weekend will also be high goal and will feature more regional players.   All of these matches will provide the area with an opportunity to see high levels of this sport at field side and meet the players afterward.

Feature match played on Sunday, Sept. 15 will benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.  Polo matches between Bendabout Farm and the 6th Cavalry at Fort Oglethorpe date back to the 1930’s.  While admission and parking are free to those attending the match, representatives of the Museum will be on hand to answer questions and accept voluntary contributions which are encouraged.

Bendabout Farm is located at McDonald just south of Cleveland on Highway 11.  Signs will mark the entry.  There is additional bleacher seating this year or you may bring folding chairs.  In case of inclement weather, matches may be canceled.  Additional information can be obtained by calling 423 479-1645 or on the website www.Bendabout.com.

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