How to play polo

Polo is a very dynamic sport that promises a great time. To learn how to play polo you must know:

  • Firstly, the 4 players of the 2 teams grab a mallet and get on a horse each.
  • A polo game has between 6 and 8 chukkers, being a chukker a period of time of 7 minutes.
  • Each team will spend the whole match riding through the entire pitch, which can vary in size (92m long by 46m wide in arena polo and 274m long by 183m wide in grass polo).
  • The objective of the game is to hit the ball with the mallets and score goals on each end of the pitch.
  • Players will change horses in between chukkers to avoid over exercising them, which is why a game can have over 30 horses in play!

Polo is a fascinating sport that anyone can learn and start playing. If you’d like to learn how to play polo and spend a day in the boots of a polo player, come to our Polo Day experience!

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