Polo Rivalry Comes To Westport — And You Can Win

There are many great sports rivalries: Yankees-Red Sox. Michigan-Ohio State. Man U-Man City.

Let’s not forget Gold’s Dragoons vs. Squadron A.

That’s a classic polo match-up. And local residents can watch the two sides battle it out Sunday, August 26 (1 p.m.) — right here at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Exciting polo action comes to Westport.

The full day of fun includes family activities, a polo skills demonstration, music by Green Eyed Lady, plus prizes for best ladies’ hat (a day of pampering at Kate Burton Spa) and best tailgate (a horse weathervane and cupola from Good Directions).

A great VIP lounge features cocktails, beer, a traditional Argentine asado buffet — and “06880” readers can win 2 tickets for full VIP access.

Just click “Comments” below. Pick your team; then respond in 50 words or fewer: “I’m rooting for Gold’s Dragoons (or Squadron A) because…” The deadline is 12 noon this Monday (August 20).

Decision of the judges (Dan Woog and Diana Kuen) is final. Let the games begin!

(The polo event benefits the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation’s REACH Program, an outpatient psychiatric program for children and adults. For more information and tickets, click here.)

Some people dress up to watch polo. But you can come as casually as you like.

6 responses to “Polo Rivalry Comes To Westport — And You Can Win

  1. Debbie Detmer

    Thanks Dan for the wonderful update, I’m going to “horse around” an choose Squadron A as the winner!

    Debbie D.

  2. Jay A. Dirnberger

    Suadron A was formed in New York City in 1889. Gold’s Dragoons commemorates Nathan Gold’s horse cavalry unit formed in Fairfield CT in 1660.

    I pick the Dragoons.

  3. Peter Jennings Talbot

    Dan, there’s much more to the story, particularly the man for which the cup they are playing for is named after, a Polo Hall of Famer of Westport, and a well known, historic horseman of his time. Check out https://www.westportpolo.com/

  4. Richard Santalesa

    I’m rooting for Gold’s Dragoons because not only are their skills going to send Squadron A back to being Squadron Z, but Dragoons is such a cooler name. “Me and the lads are going out to dragoon some pikers right out of their saddles come this month’s polo match.” No contest. 🙂

  5. Thank you everyone for taking the time to write such great comments! We loved them all, but Richard Santalesa has won two VIP tickets to the 1st Annual Tommy Glynn Polo Invitational Cup! Yay!

    Btw: Tommy Glynn was a Hall of Famer and FCHC polo pioneer setting the stage for polo at the Fairfield County Hunt Club almost 100 years ago (90 to be exact). His son, Michael Glynn, will be presenting the winning trophy!

    Day passes to watch an incredible polo match are available online or at the gate. Proceeds benefit a great cause! See you Sunday!