Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard& Marine Members& Family Appreciation
Come on out for some fun watching Polo! Welcome all western riders and cowboys and cowgirls. Polo is not just for others, it can be for you. Do you ride and have a love for horses then you may be a Polo player?
Polo is a great sport that I love and was on the OU Varsity Polo team oat one time and Will Rogers who was a huge fan and played Polo. His house in California is had beautiful private Polo fields where he loved to play or nap.
This Event New Release
- Military Member & Family Appreciation Event – Veterans No-Charge
- Two Day Military Polo Tournament – Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK
- City of Tulsa Parks &the Tulsa Sports Commission Co-Host Event in Mohawk Park
[Tulsa, OK – Mohawk Park Venue]–On October 17th& 18th the Tulsa Polo Club will be co-hosting with the Tulsa Parks & Recreation Department an event to highlight our military members and their families. 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies includes the Honor Guard from the Union High School ROTC, Veteran VIPs, a mounted flag ceremony, convertible cars and the singing of the National Anthem. During the two-hour matches, polo teams from around the nation will fight for the General George S. Brown Tournament prize money and trophy. Two matches will take place daily. A traditional Divot Stomp will be at half-time.
Veterans will receive free access to the two-day event where tailgates & VIP seating are set up for 6-10’ social distancing. The wide open “green beach” as it is often called, is 300 yards by 160 yards in size, so there is plenty of room to social distance. Children under 9 are no-charge as well and there will be a ‘Paint the Pony’ option for children. 3 Feathers BBQ & Catering, LLC will be providing smoked meats from their mobile food truck and mounted smoker each day. Free watermelon provided by sponsors.
Polo was brought into the USA in 1875 through the influence of the British Military. Military staff were trained to follow one after the other in battle to fight the enemy. Around the turn of the century, military personnel, ranchers and cattle owners began to use polo as a way to create fun and healthy competition between staff teams on the holidays. In the USA today, there are approximately 5,000 United States Polo Assc. Members to-date. Tulsa Polo Club hosts the Military Appreciation Tournament to share the Mohawk venue as well as share the entertainment of polo with spectators.