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Nov. 19, 2018 | Monday
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Niagara Polo returns to NOTL in September
Polo players in action at the Niagara Polo event in 2017. (Supplied/Debra Robert)

Niagara Polo, presented by the Niagara Historical Society and Museum will return to Niagara-on-the-Lake this September.

The event will be held in the Commons, where the sport was played more than a hundred years ago by military field officers and gentlemen.

The festivities include two four-chukker polo matches, a best hat competition, a 'champagne divot stomp,' food and artisan vendors.

Polo players from around the world are expected to attend, according to event organizers.

Most of the horses at the event will be from the Toronto Polo Club, and have been trained to enthusiastically chase the ball and participate as fully as the riders.

There are a few ways to enjoy the experience, literally from the ground up.

General admission guests can bring a blanket to watch from the grass or bring portable chairs.

There will also be premium seating in the Beau Chapeau lounge.

A VIP dining experience is also available, which includes a gourmet lunch, traditional cream tea and free parking.

General admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, and children under 12 get in free.

Tickets can be purchased at the Niagara Historical Society and Museum.

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