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110th US Open Polo Championship (+26)

0dea411a-2bb3-41f0-ad1a-4f707ad18c7f.jpgThe US Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious tournament in the United States, dates back to 1904 where it was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, NY and has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach o in Wellington, Florida since 2004. 

The boundaries of a polo field

 

IMG_1654.gifWhat are the little boards that run the length of the field?

By definition, polo fields can be “boarded” or “unboarded”, the former preferred where spectators are in close proximity to the field to keep the ball in play and those chasing it from ending up in someone’s lap. 

Polo shirt history

maillotThe polo shirt creation dates back from the 19th century, when British army regiments were playing polo in chic, plain and formal military clothing. The use of a scarf crossing the chest was to distinguish one team from the other.