The ninth annual Boone County Polo Event will take place on July 14 at Whitestown’s Hickory Hall Polo Club, located just north of Zionsville.
Proceeds from the event, which will be contested at one of just three polo clubs in the state, will benefit the Witham Health Services Foundation, which supports hospital projects in the Boone County community, as well as Boone County Senior Services, which provides life sustaining and enriching services for older adult residents.
“There are so many horse owners and (polo) enthusiasts on the north side,” said Sonya Shoup, director of operations at Boone County Senior Services. “I really think they will find this event fascinating and interesting to attend; it is unique and family-oriented.”
Shoup added that the only other two polo fields in Indiana are at the Culver Military Academy and Purdue University.
In conjunction with the polo tournament, other activities such as a silent auction, polo box decorating contest, bounce houses, face painting, airplane flyover and Pretty Woman award will be offered.
Gates will open at 12 p.m. on July 14, and matches begin at 1 p.m. The Club’s gates will close one hour after the conclusion of the match.
The event will feature one team from out of state, as well as a team consisting entirely of central Indiana riders.
The Hickory Hall Polo Club is located at 7551 E. 100 N. in Whitestown. General admission is $20 per car, or polo boxes can be purchased by local businesses, clubs, individuals or families. Polo box registration forms are available at www.booneseniors.org or 482-8112.