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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

National Equestrian Safety Day

A safety awareness day aimed at the equestrian community. Heralded by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) a registered charity dedicated to helping those injured through riding, hand

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Partners

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

Partners

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