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Saddle up: Maryland Polo Club celebrates 'sport of kings' with weekly matches, lively BritFest

Saddle up: Maryland Polo Club celebrates 'sport of kings' with weekly matches, lively BritFest

Eight players mount their horses on a recent Saturday in Jarrettsville, and with a blow of a horn, the game is under way.

Maryland Polo Club manager Nate Berube swings his mallet, delivering a powerful “whack” to the ball, sending it soaring down the field. The players follow, their horses galloping downfield, all in hopes of gaining control of the ball. And after a short scuffle and clunks of heavy hooves on the ground, an opposing player smacks the ball with his mallet in between two posts.

Goal. But the game isn’t over. For Maryland, the polo season is just beginning.

The Maryland Polo Club launched its...

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