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Polo

Hurlingham Polo Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
enquiries@hpa-polo.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01367 242 828

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What is Polo?

Equestrian team sport.

In the equestrian sport of polo the object of the game is to move the polo ball down-field, hitting it through the goal for a score. Polo is an equestrian team sport, usually played outdoors, with four polo players on each team. A polo match lasts about two hours and is divided into 6 timed periods called chukkers.

Equipment

  • Ball
  • Mallets
  • Helmet
  • Boots & Spurs
  • Team Jerseys
  • Knee Guards
  • Gloves & Whip

Facts

  • A polo field is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide, the largest field in organized sport.
  • During half time, spectators go onto the field to participate in a social tradition called divot stomping.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Equality Standard
    Rutland County Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    QUEST
  • County Sport Network
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Safeguarding
    Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Loughborough University
    Sport England
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Rutland County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
  • QUEST
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Melton Borough Council