The return of Niagara Polo makes a splash at Butler’s Barracks in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Polo came back to town on Saturday with over a hundred spectators on the sidelines

The sport of kings made its grand return to the fields of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Old Town, with equestrians and spectators coming from far and wide to take part in this year’s Niagara Polo charity match.

The games took place at The Commons at Butler’s Barracks on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, and saw four teams of polo players face off in a set of spirited matches, with over a hundred local residents and visitors sitting on the sidelines, many adorned in their primmest and most proper attire for the match, enjoying champagne, the warm weather and the sport.

“We’re happy to partake in the event, and it’s such a gorgeous day,” said Shari Sartor, a Niagara-on-the-Lake resident who says she and her husband enjoy the game. “Polo is a majestic sport.”

This marks Niagara Polo’s first charity match in Niagara-on-the-Lake since the 2018 games — this year’s games were hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum. It also marks what could be a regular return to the yearly matches, after 2020’s game was postponed to September 2021 due to the pandemic.

Check out photos of Saturday’s match and some of the people who enjoyed their time at the barracks.

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