Polo

Ten Oaks Cup celebrates 10 years as county's largest charity polo match

Ten Oaks Cup celebrates 10 years as county's largest charity polo match

Watching polo ponies thunder across a 10-acre field, one might assume the majestic animals provide nothing more than raw horsepower to support the skilled players on their backs.

That would be a mistake.

“The horses are incredibly intuitive,” says Joan Lewis Kennedy, longtime co-chair of Howard County’s biggest polo match, the Ten Oaks Cup. “They can stop on a dime [to change direction], and they can even kick the ball in for a goal.

The family-run benefit polo match for Our Daily Bread is now in its 10th year, drawing crowds of roughly 1,000 spectators who’ve come to see a sport that isn’t played anywhere else in...

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