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.
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.
Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Nic Roldan and Miguel Novillo Astrada) scored a win in the opening match of the 20-goal 2015 Herbie Pennell Cup with a resounding 14-6 thumping of a talented Coca-Cola lineup (Gillian Johnston, Kris Kampsen, Julio Arellano and Mason Wroe) in morning play at the International Polo Club in Wellington.
Four top teams totalling players from seven nations will be competing for the Cartier Trophy at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2015 from 30 January through 1 February next year. On Friday, the new organisers presented the teams and the event’s programme. The world’s only high-goal snow polo tournament wants to resume the success of the early years both as a sporting and a social event.
Wellington, FL - January 3, 2015 - On December 30, spectators lined both sides of the field at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Four teams of young players between the ages of 16-21, battled for the coveted Tackeria Cup. Clean, classic polo charged with the energy that teenagers possess, made for an afternoon of exciting polo.
Horses used in the game of polo (known as “ponies” although many are full-sized horses) are asked to sprint at top speed, turn sharply, make sudden stops, stay balanced while riders shift their weight far out of center, and even run into other horses to gain an advantageous position. The nature of the game puts both ponies and players in a position to sustain injuries.