For the past few years, I have had the privilege of attending various polo events. I can highly recommend the sport for a day of relaxation, horsing about and fun! If you don’t know the rules of the game, eager spectators will gladly explain it to you and sometimes you get a pamphlet explaining it. Either way, the “sport of kings” needs to be experienced at least once or twice!
The Inanda Club recently announced the Inanda Polo International SA vs Argentina match, to be played on Saturday, 11 May 2019, marking the peak of the South African polo season, headlined by Aon South Africa.
This event is a highlight on the sport and entertainment calendar and spectators can look forward to a match that promises to reignite the age-old rivalry between the best of South Africa and Argentine polo. The game set against the spectacular backdrop of Jozi’s business hub, Sandton will be played at intense high speed, requiring peak athletic conditioning of both horse and rider.
Polo, the oldest of Equestrian Sports, a game of Central Asian origin, was first played in Persia (Iran) at dates given from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD.
Polo, or “The Sport of Kings,” as it is often referred to, is frequently thought of as something that extremely wealthy people do for fun. And it is, but it also has a fascinating history, especially in an Argentine context.