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King of Spain Cup 2014

The MALTA POLO CLUB (est. 1868) held the opening match of the 2014/2015 Season on 22nd November 2014 – The King of Spain Cup under the patronage of HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca President of Malta, and in aid of the National fundraising event L-Istrina 2014, for the Malta Community Chest Fund.

USPA National 20 goals 2014

Flight Options outlasted a determined Team USPA to win the 2014 USPA National Twenty Goal Championship in a high-scoring, 14-13 win Sunday afternoon at the Grand Champions Polo Club.

Camara de diputados Cup 2014
Copa Camara Diputados

On Monday, 24/11 deferred matches of the second day of the Camara de Diputados Cup were played.

Launching of the Arena Polo Tour 2014

Winter Polo will be shorter this year! The French Polo Federation has created a circuit on sand, POLO ARENA TOUR, whose kicks off will be at the National Horse Show.

Chris Ashton: The pinnacle of my all too brief Polo career


I was in my late teens when I set my heart on rounding out my education at Oxford University before, as I then imagined, I returned to the family sheep farm. Why would a teenage Australian farm boy want to go to Oxford? Let us just say that, compliments of my schooling and university I was in thrall to one of Europe’s ancient seats of learning, the mother university of the English-speaking world; to its promise of chiming church bells, cloistered quadrangles, Gothic spires and cobblestone streets, of punting on the Cherwell and feisty dons.

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


What 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. 

Tang Dynasty Polo


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?

Argentine Polo: the Irish contribution

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.

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.

Polo Glossary

Words you need to know

The International Rules for Polo/Tournament Procedures


(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 ...

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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Gonzalo Pieres

To get 10 of handicap is the goal of any good player of Polo. Gonzalo Pieres made it in 1984. He is an icon of the local polo for many reasons: He won 6 times the Open of Palermo with the Espadaña team. The last time was in 1990 when h e retired for the first time of the high handicap tournaments.


With his Australian friend, Kerry Packer, with whom he shared a great love for Polo, he created Ellerstina team (ellerston + argentina). This new Team with which he kept playing, obtained the Triple Corona in 1994 (Tortugas, hurlingham and Palermo opens). Since, Ellerstina won many times the Open of Palermo, and others tournaments of high handicap In 2000 he announced again that he would leave the matchs of high handicap, and this time his son Gonzalito took his place. One must believe that Polo is in their blood, both Gonzalito and Facundo Pieres got 10 handicap in 2005, and his junior son Nicolas starts playing at high handicap. September 23rd, 2006, Gonzalo -50 years old- won the Open of the Jockey Club of San Isidro, he played with his three sons. The family had many reasons to be proud of, Facundo Pieres got the prize Republica Dominicana for the best goaler, and the best horse prize for “Open Magnolia” that Gonzalo raised. History repeats itself, 24 years ago, he had won this tournament with the Empanada team. The Players were: Alvaro, Paul, Alfonso - also 10 hcp- and of course: Gonzalo Pieres.