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Setting the Pace

Wellington’s equestrian community has become a powerful economic engine for Palm Beach County. Wellington was once renowned for having the world’s largest strawberry patch. Now it is home to a thriving equestrian community with a $280 million economic impact on Palm Beach County. With 57 miles of trails and two sporting venues, the upscale village of 66,000 averages one horse for every three residents. No other place on Earth can… Read More »Setting the Pace

POLO fast facts

New to polo? Below are the top items you will need to know to understand the game. Polo Fast Facts : 4 PLAYERS PER TEAM 6 CHUKKERS OR PERIODS IN A MATCH 7 1/2 MINUTES per CHUKKER in traditional grass polo 35 MPH = TOP SPEED OF A POLO PONY 110 MPH SPEED = A POLO BALL CAN REACH DURING PLAY 300 X 160 YDS = THE SIZE OF A… Read More »POLO fast facts

POLO 101

New to the sport of polo? It’s fast, it’s dangerous, and you won’t be able to look away. Polo is one of the oldest team sports in history, originating in Central Asia in 600 BC. But if you are new to the sport, get your fast facts below in our Polo 101. Learn all you need to know about polo. There are four different types of polo: traditional outdoor grass… Read More »POLO 101

HOW TO WATCH THE THRILLING GAME OF POLO!

The top-rated sport of polo returns to Palm Beach, Florida for an exciting 2023 Season. The newly acquired USPA National Polo Center will once again serve as the host location for the 2023 Gauntlet of Polo ®,as well as the #1 rated women’s tournament, the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® and the oldest rivalry in polo, the Westchester Cup.  A total of 12 teams will compete on the U.S. Polo… Read More »HOW TO WATCH THE THRILLING GAME OF POLO!

NEED-TO-KNOW POLO TERMS

Want to learn how to play polo? Below are all the top terms you need to know to play polo! Bell or Horn: The bell is rung by the timekeeper to inform the umpires when 7 minutes of play in a chukker have elapsed. Bump: A player is permitted to ride off another player or to remove him from the play. Chukker: A period of play within a game, a… Read More »NEED-TO-KNOW POLO TERMS

TRAVELING Palm Beach County

WHEN NOT OCCUPIED WITH THE EQUESTRIAN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, INDULGE IN WORLD-CLASS LEISUREACTIVITIES, ART, SHOPPING, AND DINING WHEN TRAVELING PALM BEACH COUNTY By Mary Murray in partnership with Discover The Palm Beaches WATER WORKS EMBARK ON AN AQUATIC ADVENTURE, FROM THE SAND TO THE SURF BEST PLACES TO… Kayak and Paddleboard: On a barrier island in North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park offers 2 miles of… Read More »TRAVELING Palm Beach County

History of polo

ORIGINS OF THE SPORT OF KINGS STUDY UP AND BE THE BEST SPECTATOR YOU CAN BE WITH OUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS POLO HISTORY History Lesson Polo first originated in Persia in 600 B.C. and is one of the oldest recorded team sports in history.Polo is also one of the fastest ball sports in history. Outdoor grass polo features four riders per team each atop a highly trained polo pony… Read More »History of polo

POLO TRADITIONS & TIDBITS

Attending your first polo match? Learn about some of the classic polo game traditions you’ll see at the field. COIN TOSSThe coin toss takes place before the game to determine the initial goal direction of the teams. At the season-opener game, a notable individual or celebrity often performs the toss. Once the first goal is scored, teams switch goals. Direction is changed after each goal is scored. TAILGATINGAnother one of… Read More »POLO TRADITIONS & TIDBITS