Niagara Polo 2022



What an experience to witness the challenging game of Polo on the historic Commons, where the King’s Dragoon Guards played during their stay, 1838-1842, and the Royal Canadian Dragoons played in the 1930s. Although the games were for the spectator’s enjoyment Polo was a training tool for the cavalry who honed their riding skills on the field, carrying a mallet in one hand rather than a sword. Polo Niagara is a public demonstration match played on one of the most historic sites in Canada - the Niagara Common. Polo was played on this field by military officers and gentlemen and it has long-served as a training ground for Canadian soldiers preparing to go to war.