Was introduced in Egypt, Greece and India by the Persians.
The polo fields were 500 meters long.
The beams were made of stone and bone ball.
The first Westerners to play polo were the English.
In 1859 was created the 1st Polo Club, The Retreat at Silchar, formed by Captain Robert Stewart.
Prince William and Prince Harry compete in a Polo match at Beaufort Polo Club
In 1873 takes place the first official game of polo in England.
At this time having been created also the first polo club, the Hurlingham. It was at this club that has established the Global Regulation of Polo.
The sport was becoming increasingly popular around the world, mainly in Argentina.
The country produce the best horses.
In Argentina are the best players in the world.
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The game is played by two teams with four members each. These elements are numbered according to the positions they occupy in the field of play: No. 1 and No. 2 attackers No. 3 paragraph midfield No. 4 defender A game of polo lasts just under an hour and is divided into periods called chukkas. Each Chukka lasts 7.5 minutes and is made a 3-minute interval between chukkas. Halfway through the game is paused for five minutes.
Horses should be changed every Chukka and can only be used two times in one game and could be eliminated during the match if their condition is unsatisfactory.
The games are controlled by two judges on horseback and a referee who stays off the field, which is consulted by previous in doubt.
The teams have to change fields, and therefore the goal, every goal they score. This is so that neither team is favored in the state of the field and weather conditions.