Former Greenkeeper, Mark Neale, has his work cut out maintaining over 50 hectares of grass at Beaufort Polo Club with just a staff of three. Polo is experiencing massive growth at present with a 47% increase in membership in the last five years at clubs across the country.
Telegraph Sport rounds up the latest polo news, including the countdown to the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz and the latest campaign to recognise Adolfo Cambiaso
THE FROZEN LAKE STARTS ITS TRANSFORMATION SNOW POLO WORLD CUP ST. MORITZ The world’s most famous snow polo tournament is closer
Part two of ‘Around the World in search of polo’ features highlights of tournaments to be played from May to August 2015. Opening play are some key matches in all polo calendars as the high goal season starts in the UK, with games in the Spanish Sotogrande sun hot on their heels in August.
A new year brings with it not only New Year’s Resolutions but also new polo tournaments and seasons around the World, with a variety of destinations holding matches in the upcoming weeks of January 2015, from high goal in Florida to snow polo on the lakes of St. Moritz, there is something for everyone who fancies a trip with polo to spectate included on the itinerary.
Following on from the 2014 event the Polo Instructors' and Players' Association (PIPA) have made their Snow Polo Championship Tour even bigger and better for their second year.
Federation of International Polo's new president, Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers, reveals his six-point plan after taking over the helm of world governing body
Jan 15, 2015 :: Kitzbuehel welcomes the new year with a class winter sport. For the 13th time the Valartis Bank Snow Polo World Cup will be held on the outskirts of Kitzbuehel from 15 to 18 January, 2015. The event is regarded as the world's largest polo tournament on snow and shines with action-packed equestrian and elegant ambiance. Enjoy the opening in the centre of Kitzbuehel on Thursday. Come and watch the exciting games from Friday to Sunday against the beautiful backdrop of the Wilder Kaiser. Free admission!
3 and 12 goal sections of The National Club Championships will be underway this Saturday. Black Eagles are back to defend their 2014 title of The HPA New Year National Club Championships 12 goal following their win in the 15 goal before Christmas.
One of the world’s oldest games is also one of its fastest – balls travel up to 110 miles per hour – and most dangerous. Man and horse work in partnership to get a ball through a goal, while using every possible strategy to prevent the opposing side from doing so. What happens on that quest is both brutish and beautiful. Basic Rules