Sunday Polo

polo player

Every polo player needs between 4 and 8 horses.

polo horses

One polo field is as large as nine football fields

Eldorado Polo Club

Polo was originally invented as a cavalry training exercise

the polo grounds at Eldorado Polo Club

Periods in polo are called chukkers and there are six of them

polo scoreboard

At halftime of a polo match, spectators are invited onto the field for a ‘divot stomp.’

 

Halftime at Eldorado

You can only use your right hand in polo.

Eldorado Polo Club

Will Rogers, Clark Gable, Walt Disney and Winston Churchill have all played polo.

Eldorado Polo Club

Eldorado's 60th anniversary

The Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, Calif., is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. From January until the beginning of April there are two polo matches at the club every Sunday, one at noon and the second at 2 p.m. These photos are from a recent Sunday at Eldorado.

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7 Responses to Sunday Polo

  1. How cool – A beautiful event with beautiful horses.

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  2. Donna Janke says:

    Interesting. I’ve never seen a polo game.

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  3. pjlazos says:

    I once watched a horse have a heart attack at a polo match. Horrible site. Great sport!

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  4. Nine football fields? That’s huge! I grew up hooked on horse books, so have a soft spot for polo believe it or not. I’ve never been to a match, but would lot to someday. I did make it a steeplechase a couple of times when I lived in North Carolina and that was a lot of fun.

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  5. I knew nothing about polo until reading this, Ken! Nine football fields and four horses? Holy moly, this is quite an enterprise! In movies, the sport has always looked as fast as a hockey match with many as many hits!

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  6. A Hearty Nomad says:

    I love to see a game once. I Can imagine it is entertaining mate.

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