Photo by Patricia Branan-Wendell

This Sunday, Franklin squares off against Nashville, and gates open at 11:45 p.m. with the first ball dropped at 12:30 p.m. General admission tickets are only $10, and kids 10 and under get in free. Kids activities will be happening all day, and the adults are welcome to meet the ponies too!

“We want to introduce this wonderful sport and the joy of horses to the public, and this is a great way to do it. It’s an affordable, fun Sunday, and the game is thrilling to watch,” said Franklin Polo Academy Director James Armstrong. “We have great food and drink and plenty for the kids to do. The weather should be perfect again this weekend.”

Local polo talent will be showcased in the Franklin vs. Nashville match. Representing Franklin Polo Academy are Jamey Parker, Geoffrey Woodward and Matt Schwartz, while the Nashville team will include Bill Able, Zulu Scott-Barnes and nationally ranked female rider Alli Henderson.

“Anyone who has been to a match this year will tell you that these players and horses are extremely talented, and we’re fortunate to have them in our community,” Armstrong said. “For spectators, that means we’re assured a really intense, competitive event.”

VIP Cabanas, including bar service and gourmet catering by Suzette, is available through Franklin Polo Academy. Please contact Armstrong at 615-800-2268 or by email at, and visit claiming to be for more information.

General Admission Tickets are sold day of the event.

Cost: $10 each ($30 series ticket for entry into all four matches)
Children 10 and under get in free
Free parking
On the General Admission side, there is tiered seating built into the grass berm along the sides of the arena allowing a great view no matter where you sit. To make things even more comfortable, bring a blanket and/or chairs to “set up camp” and enjoy the exciting polo match. Delicious catering by Suzette is on-site and ready to fill your order when you get hungry or thirsty. For those of age that plan to drink alcoholic beverages, do not forget your ID.

No outside food/beverage allowed on premises.
No dogs allowed inside event/around the arena.
If you are interested in pre-purchasing a VIP Cabana, please check out the VIP Cabana page here or call 615-800-2268 for more information and reservations.

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