On a typical Sunday afternoon at the Kingston Polo Club, Caymanas Estates, young and old have fun watching a game of polo, which is becoming increasingly popular among youngsters.

What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘equestrian polo’? Sipping champagne with the rich and famous!

True, top-of-the-line tournaments certainly include the champagne as well, but that is not what polo is all about.

Polo is a very old sport; the first recorded polo tournament was in 600 BC when the Turkomans beat the Persians in a public match. It is a true team sport, like football; everybody on a team plays an important role.

Polo teaches love and respect for animals, and it requires utmost discipline from the rider. After all, you are in charge of a 1000-pound powerful, fast horse that you need to direct. Above all, polo is a lot of fun that creates friendships all over the world. It is truly an international sport, and there are very few countries in the world where it is not played.

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