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Traditional polo, which is played on a ten-acre grass field, has become ridiculously expensive at many clubs around the country. The bottom line is that the annual maintenance cost of a single grass field is anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000, and most clubs have several grass fields. Taking these maintenance costs together with the salaries of club employees into account, it doesn’t take long to realize that the membership fees at most clubs have to be set extremely high just to break even (unless these costs are heavily subsidized by the club’s owners).

INSIDE POLO BY RON ALLEN

Miguel Astrada turned in an amazing second half performance to give Casablanca a 13 to 11 win over Villa del Lago in the season opener Pennell Cup. It appeared that Polito Pieres was going to be hard to stop after his Villa del Lago team ran up a 9 to 5 half time lead. Astrada and Nic Roldan put together a second half rally that turned things around quickly. Astrada will named MVP and his horse Paulina was the Best Playing Pony.

Dead Goat Polo: National Sport of Kyrgyzstan

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.

CASABLANCA GETS THE FIRST ONE

Casablanca Rallies in the Second Half to Claim the Herbie Pennell Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach Coca-Cola Claims Overtime Victory In Consolation Match

Polo season returns to Empire Polo Club field

As players galloped across the Empire Polo Club field on horseback jostling the polo ball toward the goal, hundreds of residents cheered and whistled, "Let's go! Let's go!"

A Balance of Strength & Finesse

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

President of the UAE Polo Cup 2015 kicks off in Jan. 6 Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club

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.

Junior Polo began in Palm Beach

Major Collin & Tackeria Polo Tournaments Junior Polo began in Palm Beach 58 young players kicked off the season at IPC Palm Beach

Casablanca and Villa Del Lago to face one another in Sunday final

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.

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