Polo matches scheduled at Hyde Park Sunday

The sport of polo returns to the Lowcountry Sunday with the Spring Invitational Polo Match at Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club in Ravenel. Matches will be played at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with exhibitions between the two feature events.

“We have players from all over the place,” said Amy Vann Flowers, owner of Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club. Flowers said the competitors will come from as far away as Argentina, but also will include Charleston brothers Chip, Barry, Brian and Brad Limehouse.

“We actually have more junior polo players in Charleston than adults,” Flowers said. “Eight of those children will play a match between the 1 and 3 o’clock matches, demonstrating what they have been working on.”

Flowers said nearby Aiken is a hotbed of professional polo with more than 55 polo clubs, and spring is polo season which allows Hyde Park to attract some of the top professionals.

Tickets are $20 presale (go to hydeparkpoloclub.com) or $25 at the gate. Proceeds from the event benefit Rein & Shine, a Charleston non-profit organization that provides horseback riding as therapy to individuals with special needs.

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