The length of the field of the game is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide, the largest field in organized sport.

They have to run down field with a ball in the stick net thing or a club and they have to score by throwing the ball in the goal.While some portions of Olympic equestrian sports such as dressage are based on subjective judging--the opinion of the judge, others are based on timing and faults or penalties. Here are some of the basic rules.

The field detention for the sport is Squared for the sport equestrian.

The polo player has a clear understanding of the rules of the game and is able to verbally explain and physically demonstrate the rules of play to others.

A polo player must take the USPA rules test as a part of their handicap evaluation.

A polo player must verbally answer questions on specific situations applicable to their level of ability.

The fouls are refusal to jump an obstacle in a combination Rider and horse must re-jump the combination before moving on

Exceeding the time limit 1 time penalty for each second or fraction of a second over

Knockdown in a combination 4 faults for each element in the combination.

Bit

The metal mouthpiece on a bridle, to which the reins are attached.

Blinkers

The flaps on a bridle which stop a horse from seeing backwards or sideways (unauthorized in competition).

Breeches

Trousers worn specifically for riding.

Bridle

A harness that fits around a horse's head, holding the bit.

Cup

An attachment to the wing of a jump, which holds the rail in position.

Fence

1. in jumping, a vertical obstacle usually no higher than 1.6 metres but involving substantial width, constructed with colourful poles, planks, hedges, fake stone or brick, or flowers. 2. in the three-day event, a vertical obstacle usually less than 1.2 metres high and constructed with natural materials designed to fit with the terrain.

Gate

A vertical fence made with planks, balustrades, gates or other items to present a solid obstacle.

Hunting Stock

A broad band worn around a rider's neck.

Obstacle

In show jumping and the three-day event, an object a horse must clear to complete the course, such as a fence, gate or water jump.

Oxer

A single fence consisting of two elements which make a spread jump, such as parallel oxers.

Parallel Oxer

An obstacle featuring front and back rails of equal height set wide apart to produce a spread, creating a difficult jump.

Rail

In showjumping and the three-day event, a pole which makes up a part of some obstacles. SaddleThe seat for the rider on the back of a horse. Safety cupA special cup used to hold the back rail of a spread fence. This cup releases and drops the rail if the horse hits it.

Saddle

Eqipment for the sport The seat for the rider on the back of a horse.

Safety Cup

A special cup used to hold the back rail of a spread fence. This cup releases and drops the rail if the horse hits it.

Spread

A show jumping obstacle with an element of width, not just height, and which is generally higher and wider than the other spread jumps.

Spur

A pointed device attached to a rider's boot heel and used to encourage a horse. VerticalAn obstacle which is difficult to jump because of its height.

Vertical

An obstacle which is difficult to jump because of its height.

Vertical fence

A straight up-and-down fence without width, creating a relatively difficult obstacle. Water jumpAn obstacle requiring a horse to jump over a wide expanse of water, usually with a low hedge or fence at the leading edge.

Water Jump

An obstacle requiring a horse to jump over a wide expanse of water, usually with a low hedge or fence at the leading edge.

Whip

A long, thin, hand-held device used to encourage a horse.

The Athletic Equestrian League is an organization of 4th-12th grade equestrian athletes who compete in practical horsemanship. Riders in the AEL are judged against a set of standards, both on the flat and over fences, and receive a score on their ride. In addition, each athlete completes an unmounted practicum, and that score is  judge's comments. 

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