Each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts

A polo match is approximately one and one-half hours long and is divided into seven-minute time periods called chukkers. There are six chukkers in a high-goal match. Breaks between chukkers are three minutes long, with a 15-minute halftime.

Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet.

 The traditional sport of polo is played on a grass field up to 300 by 160 yards

The strategy of a polo game is to score points for your team. Players score points by getting the ball into the other team’s goal.

The umpires generally call fouls for dangerous riding or use of the mallet. Penalty for a foul can be anything from a free hit to a free goal on the opposing team.

For equipment you wear riding pants, a polo shirt, and a helmet, you also use a mallet, a horse, saddle, bridle, breast plate, stirrups, polo wraps, and reins. 

There are 90 different clubs of polo.

Polo has not changed since the first game was created.


"History of Polo." Polo Museum. Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2016. <http://www.polomuseum.com/sport-polo/history-polo>.

"St. Regis Polo." St Regis Polo RSS. Starwood, 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2016. <http://stregispolo.com/en_US/how-to-play/>.

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