Polo: How to play one of Uruguay’s most beloved sports

Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 10:24:11-05

In January’s edition of Winning Post, Aly Vance traveled to Uruguay to get a crash-course in one of South America’s most beloved equestrian sports — polo.

She visited the breathtaking Medellin Polo Club, which now plays regular host to some of the continent’s most famous polo players.

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There she learned the basics from Matias Busquet, a member of the family who bought the farm more than 40 years ago.

The ponies used are a cross between the local breed of Criollo and thoroughbreds but maneuvering them whilst trying to hit the ball can prove tricky for a beginner…

See how Aly got on by watching the video at the top of the page.