It was a dream come true. It has been on my to-do list for many years, but this year I finally got to experience the Land Rover Polo in the City held at Dorrington Park in Brisbane's Ashgrove. It was a dazzling spectacle of impeccably dressed individuals, flowing champagne, music, dancing and of course the gracious horses and their handsome riders. Whoever said men can't multitask really must witness these boys managing to maneuver an animal, a mallet, a ball, and their balance.
Being my first polo, there were a few new words added to my vocabulary and a few traditions I had no idea existed. Here are five things you need to know to be a polo native at your next match.
All the ponies were rocking some pretty amazing made dos. This is not just for looks and acts to protect the horses’ manes. Manes could get tangled in mallets or reins if left flowing. The ponies’ tails are also wrapped or braided for the same reason. Some ponies also opt for the full shave of their mane. Whatever floats your boat I guess.
So there you have it. You are now ready for the next Polo in the City. Huge thanks to the team from Somersby Cider for inviting us and country manager of Carlsberg group Camilla Kuzon Olsen for explaining all the rules.
Image credit: Somersby
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