Polo

Day 57

In the mid 80 degrees temps Dan and I hiked in the South Chagrin Reservation. The original plan was to hike from Jackson Field to Chagrin Road along the Chagrin River. When we arrived we were shocked to learn it was only 1.22 miles. We looked at the map and realized that the Polo Field was not too much further. I have wanted to hike to the Polo Field for the longest. It is at the furthest point west in the park. I have driven by it countless of times. My dream was to hike to it and walk the entire circumference of that field. The round trip to do all that resulted in 6.01 miles. This field is where “10,000 spectators traveled to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field to witness the first-ever North American horse show jumping grand prix – The Cleveland Grand Prix. The event gave birth to the multi-million-dollar sport of grand prix horse show jumping in the United States.” according to the Ohio Historical Marker.

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