Saturday August 13, 2022
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 Polocrosse Organiser: David Harrison 

What is Polocrosse?

As the name itself implies, polocrosse is a combination of polo and lacrosse. It is a team game played on horseback, each team consisting of three players and a full Branch team for the Championships consists of six players. Each player has a stick made up of a shaft like a polo stick with a loose twisted-thread net in which the ball is carried and passed from player to player and the object is to score goals. The team that scores the most goals in a match is the winner.

The ball is made of sponge rubber and is approximately 4” across and weighs 142g (5 oz).

Players are allowed only to play one pony, except in the case of injury. There is no restriction on their height, although the ideal should not exceed 15.2 hands. Horses of all breeds play polocrosse, so just use your favourite!

A Championship team consists of 6 players, divided into two sections of three (Junior & Senior) who play alternate chukkas, so that whilst the game is in progress three players are on the field of play and the other three are resting. There can be 2, 4, 6 or 8 chukkas in a match. The three players in each section play the position of a No. 1 “attack”, a No. 2 “centre”, or a No. 3 “defence”.