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Polo Has Huge Economic Impact for Aiken

File photo. A polo match.

  Though unseen by some, the large horse community of South Carolina has made polo a big industry in Aiken County. Tara Bostwick likens Aiken’s Whitney Field to the polo equivalent of the Augusta National golf course, a bucket-list destination for polo enthusiasts worldwide. She says the sport is not as much for the wealthy as it may appear, but it does generate a huge economic impact for the area. Retired player Tiger Kneece, who has started a kids’ polo program, also talks about what it takes to play the sport.