Horses for Heroes
May 8, 2009
- Horses for Heroes
- Polo match
- Fort McPherson
- Hedekin Field
A "Horses for Heroes" polo match will be held May 16 from 12:45 until 3 p.m. at Fort McPherson\'s Hedekin Field.
The event, sponsored by the U.S. Army Garrison and the Chastain Horse Park, is free and open to military personnel, Civilian employees and their Families.
Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs to watch the match. Spectators will view the event from the Staff Row side of the parade ground.
There will be no rain date for the event.
Proceeds from the polo match will help fund Chastain Horse Park therapeutic programs that serve returning, injured military servicemen and women.A,AA,A
Polo matches were commonly played on Hedekin Field in the 1920s and 1930s. The parade ground is named after Capt. David Drew Hedekin, an avid polo player who commanded Headquarters Command at Fort McPherson from 1936 until 1938. Hedekin was fatally injured while playing in a polo tournament at Fort Oglethorpe July 17, 1938.
Polo has not been played on Hedekin Field since 1981