Save the Date – July 28, 2019
Downtown Sheridan Association is proud to be partnering with The Flying H Polo Club and the Skey Johnston Family to bring you the 10th Polo Cup! The cup will be taking place on Sunday, July 28 at the Flying H Polo Club—adjacent to the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The Polo Cup provides a great opportunity for the public to enjoy an afternoon of polo with family and friends. Kicking off the event will be a kid’s foot race; a professional and an amateur Calcutta will take place, as well as a Champagne Divot Stomp. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. This unique experience gives our community the opportunity to witness the highest-rated polo cup in the USA during the summer!
All proceeds raised during this event benefits Downtown Sheridan Association and their mission, “To preserve, enhance, and promote historic downtown Sheridan to ensure future prosperity”. In previous years, DSA provided funds to benefit and advocate for the Goose Creek Streamed Restoration Project. DSA still thrives to advocate for maximum benefits for the Little Goose and Big Goose streams. Phase I & II are complete, and the project has recently transitioned into the Design and Construction Phase.
Phase I began in 2007 at Kendrick Park. This phase included cleaning up the bed of the creek and adding additional aesthetic appearances to the creek and the park. To enhance the clarity of the water, deep pools, riffles, runs, and glides were added. In 2011, Phase II began in South Park. Visible debris was removed along the channel to clean up the bank and remove hazards. Willow plants and boulders were incorporated into the structures to stabilize the banks while also providing long-term vegetative coverage.
In May 2019, the City of Sheridan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a partnership for the Design and Construction Phase. This phase includes restoring and reconnecting 4 miles of the streams. Boulders will be placed in large pools to provide a resting area for fish that are migrating upstream. Restoring pockets of wetland and restoring bedding will also be constructed through this phase.
The Polo Cup has raised more than $255,000 to benefit Downtown Sheridan and Goose Creek. Grants from Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust as well as MDU Foundation also contribute to the Goose Creek project. This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. A special thank you to the Flying H Ranch and the Skey Johnston Family.
Goose Creek Stream Restoration Project
Phase I & II
- 2001 – Downtown Sheridan Association funded a Master Plan that addressed the beautification and restoration of Big and Little Goose Creeks through downtown Sheridan.
- 2005 – Downtown Sheridan Association and the City of Sheridan contracted with Steady Stream Hydrology for a feasibility study on Big & Little Goose Creek enhancements with grants from the State Chapter of Trout Unlimited and City funds.
- 2007 – Flying H Polo and the Skey Johnston Family chose Downtown Sheridan Association as the benefactor for the proceeds of a High Goal Polo Match; the “Goose Creek Cup”. Downtown Sheridan Association received grants from MDU and the Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust. Combined these funds totaled $195,000.
- 2008 – Flying H Polo and the Skey Johnston Family once more allows the Downtown Sheridan Association to host the “Goose Creek Cup” fundraiser. Sufficient money has been raised to contract for Phase I of the Goose Creek Stream Restoration Project thru Kendrick Park. Restoration is completed in October.
- 2011 – Demonstration Rain Garden (helps protect stream water quality by reducing storm water pollution) is installed at the Downtown Sheridan Association, with a grant from the Sheridan County Conservation District. Downtown Sheridan Association partially funds the completion of South Park Stream enhancements, in cooperation with Sheridan County Conservation District and the City of Sheridan.