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An old game gets a new name
Aberdeen Polo is the new kid on Camdens equestrian block
Polo Pic
The sport of kings returns to Camden with two teams of regional players competing in the Aberdeen Polo match at the Camden Polo Field on Sunday, May 18. - photo by C-I file photo
Thousands of ponies have galloped over its expansive grass field, with riders in tow, smacking a plastic white ball for more than 116 years. But the Camden Polo Field never had a match like the one it survived in 1999. During a period in which the sport’s popularity seemed to be waning, developers targeted the nearly 6-acre plot of land tucked away off U.S. 521 in the Dusty Bend section of Camden, seeking to use the space for a 160-unit townhouse complex.