The Equestrian Sport of Polo
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 field is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide, the largest field in organized
A polo match lasts about two hours and is divided into 6 timed periods called chukkers.
During half time, spectators go onto the field to participate in a social
tradition called divot stomping.
Playing the Equestrian Sport of Polo
What is it like to play polo? Imagine a ball hit so hard ... that it comes at you at a speed of
110 miles per hour, so fast, you can hardly see it.
Your job is to stay at a gallop, get your
polo pony in line with the ball, and
either pass it ahead to a teammate, or carry the ball down the field for an attempt