Greg Ball Polo Legacy

Greg Ball polo legacy lives on in Pawling

He’s gone but far from forgotten. Former Hudson Valley Sen. Greg Ball stepped down in 2014 and moved to Texas where he started a marketing and web development firm, but he’ll be back in the area this weekend for a polo soiree he helped create a few years back and which is still operating.

Ball became known for a lot of things while in office, ranging from his debates over gun rights to the infamous dead goatincident and some hard-fought races.

But he also said he helped create the annual “Victory Cup,” a polo competition and gourmet food festival in Pawling, and he remains listed as the founder.

It’s located at Kirby Hill Farm, which is described as a five star equestrian center. Their web page evokes a bit of Saratoga, with photos of horses. lots of leggy spectators and exotic cars as well as people enjoying gourmet outdoor meals.

The event’s web page also says it was a fundraiser when Ball was a GOP Senator. It’s now billed as a for-profit event, hosted by the company that Ball started, Black Stone Texas.

But participants can still assist a local not-for-profit known as Green Chimneys by designating up to 70 percent of their purchases at the event for the charity.

“This is not your typical uptight polo match – come ready to party,” states their web page.

More information here.