In mid-2010 the Hurlingham Polo Association held a thanksgiving service at St Michael and All Angels Church, Sunninghill, in memory of Gayatri Devi, (1919-2009), better known as Ayesha, following her death in July last year.
Polo in Ireland is to Argentine polo what a catapult is to a cruise missile. Let the numbers speak for themselves. Argentina has 180 affiliated clubs and nearly 2,000 registered players, with perhaps 1,000 others unregistered. A
Founded by Royal Horse Guards officers in 1919, Buck’s Club in London’s West End, enjoys a footnote in history for its celebrated champagne-and-orange cocktail, Buck’s Fizz. Along with steeple-chasing,
Born in 1956, as a child he followed his father in his love of horses, but as a son and grandson of army officers, his family could offer him no prospect of a polo career. He belongs to a generation for whom talent and
(…) By the 1870s British cavalry regiments were drafting the rules of modern polo. (The marquess) Curson (of Kedleston, Viceroy of India 1859-1925) feared the hill-tribe version would eventually be “anglicized out of all
(…) Kazak players, mounted on small mountain ponies, lean down to seize the carcass of a freshly slain goat, gutted and headless. The player who seizes it tucks it under his leg as he gallops away. Opposing players try to wrest
The hill tribes of northern India, who bequeathed polo to their British rulers, were the custodians of a sport which had been played at least 2,500 years before at the court of the Persian Emperor Darius 1 (550-486 B.C.). (…)