The oldest and most prestigious polo tournament in New Zealand is soon to get underway with 24 teams entered across four handicap levels. The Mackenzie Salver -5 – 0 goal has six teams whilst The Riddiford and Levin Cup 2 – 3 goal, which was first introduced in 1928 as a junior section, has nine teams including British 1 goaler Will Brasher.
Held in the name of the president, the H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Polo Cup comes under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, and is expected to commence this coming Sunday Jan 6th at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.
Dead Goat Polo may not be the most charming name for a sport, but it certainly does what it says on the tin.
Raiding and kidnapping the neighbouring village may no longer be as acceptable as it once was (though bride-napping remains in vogue), but in its place the Kyrgyz have a surrogate pastime that offers the same outlet for aggression and a similar showcase for horsemanship.
Held in the name of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the Polo Cup is expected to commence on Jan 6th at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.