Picnic and Polo

Polo MatchSome say its a little bit hockey meets baseball meets gentry.  If you crave action in which the danger level rivals field sports with the velocity of the ball sometimes registering 100 mph and moving at speeds up to 35 mph, it’s time to take in some polo, courtesy of the Arizona Polo Club.
Arizona’s biggest polo club is hosting what will be a great day for families and friends. Drive on over to the polo grounds,  take the chairs out of the back and sit in the sun sipping your beverage of choice. There’s that and there’s also the chance to get out of that chair and be the one in the arena.
The more daring can learn how to play the venerable game for free at the Arizona Polo Club’s clinic on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00 pm. See what it’s like to be part of the fast-paced action in a sport which has players showcasing amazing control and athleticism in guiding 1,000-pound horses, mallets in hand, in tense chases after a fast-traveling ball.
One of the world’s oldest sports, polo’s origins date back to the fifth century B.C. Persian nobles played the sport atop their steeds using a long-handed mallet to push a ball down a field and through a set of goal posts in order to score points. Centuries later, in a vastly different world and thousands of miles from the site where the first player picked up his mallet, the historic game is alive and well.
“This is one of the most exciting times in Arizona polo,” said Diego Florez, the Arizona Polo Club manager. “The sport is getting more and more popular and we are thrilled to be part of its growing success. It’s a perfect weekend routine: pack up some food and drinks and head out to watch some polo and enjoy yourself and the weather. You’ll be awed by the action and want to learn more about the game.”
The Arizona Polo Club has been playing on the Scottsdale horsemen park field at WestWorld Equestrian Park in Scottsdale since 1982. The team also plays at indoor facilities throughout the state.  The Arizona Polo Club is a member of the United States Polo Association and is one of eight clubs of The Border Circuit which includes Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas.
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