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Travel to New Zealand

New Zealand is broken up into two different islands; The North Island and the South Island. The North Island is home to volcanoes, vast forests, and lakes that travelers from around the world come to visit. The South Island is divided by the Southern Alps, with mountainous terrain covering almost three quarters of the island. Despite the vast array of differences that make each island unique, both the North and… Read More »Travel to New Zealand

How do polo athletes train

Practice Makes Perfect Similar to other riding disciplines like dressage and Western pleasure, polo also requires riders to have strong foundational riding skills to build from. These skills include the wide range of movements required to maintain control over the horse’s speed and direction like when and how a rider needs to use their legs, reins, and other riding aids. Unlike other riding disciplines, polo then adds the added challenge… Read More »How do polo athletes train

Snow from Sea to Sea: Spend A Winter in Canada

Winter in Canada begins in early December with snow and negative temperatures well into February and beyond. Although these months may not seem like the best time to plan a vacation to visit our neighbors up North, there are so many incredible locations, events, and activities that make it worth the runny nose and frozen toes. Activities With some places in Canada reaching more than 21 feet of snow in… Read More »Snow from Sea to Sea: Spend A Winter in Canada

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Travel to St. Moritz: A winter wonderland

Over 5,000 feet above sea level rests the quiet resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. St. Moritz is located just above the Upper Engadine, which is a glaciated valley surrounded by the Albula Alps. This picturesque town is a peaceful getaway that was made famous by its mineral springs that attracted its first inhabitants around 3,000 years ago. The establishment of a summer spa quickly followed the discovery of the… Read More »Travel to St. Moritz: A winter wonderland

DUBAI: A destination for polo and luxury

Horseback riding has always been a part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE is often associated with the horse world through its iconic Arabian breed. In addition, Dubai is famously known for the Dubai World Cup, where Thoroughbred race horses compete for a 27 million dollar prize. In addition to the falcon and the Ghaf tree, the horse is an iconic symbol of the UAE that is thought… Read More »DUBAI: A destination for polo and luxury

The Role of the Coach and Captain

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”John C. Maxwell In every match, especially in high-goal polo, there are so many more people on each team than just the players including the grooms, umpires, families, friends, and the team’s leadership.When it comes to high-goal polo, the role of the coach is very similar to other professional sports. When polo players reach the high-goal… Read More »The Role of the Coach and Captain

History of Polo in Argentina

Argentina was first introduced to polo by the English. In the second half of the 19th century, English immigrants arrived in Argentina as wealthy landowners with a new found passion for polo. This influence, in combination with Argentina’s abundance of treeless plains and horses created a polo paradise. As the sport became more and more popular, the River Plate Polo Association and the National Polo Federation decided to combine forces… Read More »History of Polo in Argentina

History of Polo in Brazil

After securing its independence, Brazil assumed the debts of Portugal to the British Empire. Brazil, being lush with natural resources, decided to work with Britain to create railways to transport Brazil’s many exports. This connection not only brought Brazil out of debt and into good standings with Britain, but it also introduced the sport of polo to Sao Paulo. After English engineers initially introduced the sport to Brazil, polo quickly… Read More »History of Polo in Brazil

Check out the Player Media Guide

Are you looking for more information on a player? Did you watch the U.S. Open Polo Championship and think to yourself – “What is Sapo Caset’s full name?” or “Has Hilario Ulloa always played for Park Place?”? The Gauntlet of Polo Player Media Guide can help you with these answers and more. Starting in 2019, the Global Polo team has been collecting information about the Gauntlet participants and cataloging the… Read More »Check out the Player Media Guide

History of Polo in India

The first recorded game of polo was played in 600 B.C. in Persia (modern Iran). Mounted nomads migrating from Central Asia carried the sport with them during their travels. Eventually, the game reached the northeastern state of Manipur, where modern polo originated. Polo was formalized by British military officers in 1859 at the Silchar Polo Club (formed in 1834). In addition to this historic club, the Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) Polo… Read More »History of Polo in India