As Sir Winston Churchill so famously said ‘A polo handicap is a passport to the world’, with polo now being played in so many parts of the globe, it would truly seem if you have a number from -1 to 10 after your name there are now a multitude of pitches worldwide, with some of the most spectacular of backdrops, just waiting for you to swing your stick across.
One of the oldest sports in the world is experiencing a resurgence in Australia and losing its elitist tag. Polo has traditionally been a sport linked to the wealthy upper class, but it is quickly growing in popularity.
Pakistan - I'm part of the San Antonio Polo Team that was invited to play in a historic match at one of the oldest polo clubs in the world.
Saturday 21st March 2015 British Polo Day marked the start of the 2015 Global Series, presented by Land Rover, with the return of British Polo Day Abu Dhabi.
The power of the horse as an international language is one of the main ethos' behind British Polo Day, as Gareth A Davies finds out.
From 10th to 14th March, six teams fought for the 2015 Thailand Polo Ambassador Cup at the VR Sports Club in Bangkok. Teams from across Asia with Argentine and English pros gave an international feel to the tournament, teams included home side King Power, Shailai Liu’s Tang Polo from Beijing China, a young team playing under the L’Oreal Men’s Expert name, English patron (who is based in Thailand) Edward Batchelor of Cormix International Polo Team (who for the Ambassador Cup played under his sponsors name – Crockfords with English four goal pro Mike Howe), SPP (Siam Park Polo) and Globalport from the Philippines, which is headed up by businessman ‘Mikee’ Michael Romero, Vice Chairman of Air Asia Philippines.
Following the Finals of the Ambassador Cup, the VR Sports Club, Bangkok will play host to the sixth Lawyers Polo Tournament. This will be the first time the tournament (which runs from 17th – 20th March) will have been played in Thailand.
Emirates International Open Polo Championship begins Friday Ghantoot Polo Club, Abu Dhabi will host the 14th Emirates International Open Polo Championship tournament from Friday 20 March to Friday 3 April.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirate--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fourth paragraph, second sentence of release should read: "In addition, there will be a further 138 residential villas within the resort, alongside a polo club, a state-of-the-art polo academy and a riding school with 500 stables." (instead of "In addition, there will be a further 138 residential villas within the resort, alongside a polo club, a state-of-the-art polo academy and a riding school with 10 stables.").
With the English summer polo season getting ever closer, Guards Ambassador Max Charlton has been making the headlines in the Philippines as part of Los Tamaraos the winning team in the Globalport Philippine Open played at the Manila Polo Club. The tournament which was organised by Mikee Romero was played between six teams, featuring international players