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Maharani Polo Cup's final


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Discover photos of the Maharani Polo Cup, won by Localiza team!


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Program 2013 Palermo Open



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Discover the program of the 2013 Palermo Open. La Dolfina won the Tortugas and the Hurlingham Open, will the team win the Palermo Open and so the Triple Crown? 


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Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup 2013


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Discover the Pedro Morrison Memorial Cup 2013 which took place at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, in the United States!


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La Aguada Polo Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

 
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La Aguada Polo Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has announced its 2013 Spring calendar!


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Chris Ashton: "The Pinnacle of my all too brief Polo career"

 

Screen_Shot_2014-03-21_at_12.12.58_PM.pngI was in my late teens when I set my heart on rounding out my education at Oxford University before, as I then supposed, I returned to the family sheep farm. Why would an Australian farm boy want to enrol in Oxford? Let me recall  the Australia of my childhood and adolescence, an integral part of what the British Empire. Not that we felt ourselves inferior to the mother country. As our passports proclaimed, we were  Australian citizens and British subjects, different sides of the same coin.


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Horacio Laffaye: a Polo Historian's take on Tanoira's Reflections

 

Screen_Shot_2014-03-19_at_12.36.37_PM.pngWhat are we to make of Tanoira's Reflections? How does it contribute to debate within the polo community behind closed doors? Will patron polo henceforth define how the game is played? Or is there another way forward? I put this to Dr Horacio Laffaye. 


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Tang Dynasty Polo

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Medieval art from the golden age of Imperial China

Be it poetry, artworks or surviving polo grounds, everything points to imperial Persia, circa 500 B.C., as the genesis of polo, a court pleasure of the nobility and, as with other Asian empires in ancient times, crucial to honing the horsemanship of cavalry for mounted warfare. But who could tell you that under the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), a thousand years later, China became the world’s leading polo nation?


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Argentine Polo: the Irish contribution


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Question: what is the best way to promote your country to the world? The answer, surely, is to show other countries an activity, whether music, theatre, sport or whatever, in which your own country excels.


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Polo Equipment

1.HELMET Hard surface internally padded to protect players head. May have face guard.

2.SHIRT Polo Shirt
3.NUMBER To identify players and position in the team CASQUE Surface extérieure rigide, rembourré à l’intérieur, protège la tête des joueurs.


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Polo Glossary

Words you need to know

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The International Rules for Polo/Tournament Procedures

A.1 TEAMS AND PLAYERS

(a) The number of players is limited to 4 a side in all games.
(b) Players must be qualified to play under the Regulations and Rules of the host country of the event.
(c) Players shall play with the stick in the right hand.
(d) No individual shall participate as a player or official in any game, if under the influence of drugs, alcohol or ...


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Polo History, Ancient Origins By Chris Ashton

 

The hill tribes of northern India, who bequeathed polo to their British rulers, were the custodians of a sport which had been played at least 2,500 years before at the court of the Persian Emperor Darius 1 (550-486 B.C.). (…)

In succeeding centuries, as armies ranged back and forth in retreat and conquest across the continent, polo was adopted by cavalries as a training exercise for mounted warfare, and by kings and emperors, shahs and sultans, khans and caliphs as a court pleasure.


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Mares vs. horses

Polo players usually rather like to play with mares than with horses. Indeed even if horses are quicker, it appears that mares are smaller and suppler than the males.