Polo

All-girls Garrison Forest School quietly builds a national polo powerhouse in Owings Mills

All-girls Garrison Forest School quietly builds a national polo powerhouse in Owings Mills

Garrison Forest School has experienced plenty of success in one particular sport. The Grizzlies have won 13 national championships since beginning competition nearly four decades ago, are known around the country for their exemplary program, but have remained a bit of a secret back home in Owings Mills.

That’s because Garrison Forest, an all-girls school, excels in polo, which remains largely a niche sport. The school won its latest Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship last spring, edging the Maryland Polo Club, 12-11, in the title match in Charlottesville, Va.

The Grizzlies run a unique, hybrid program. Garrison Forest competes against girls and boys at the high...

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