Spectator Guide

A Spectator's Guide to Polo:
A Thrilling Game of Horsemanship and Strategy

Polo is one of the oldest team sports in the world, fast-paced and exciting, combining horsemanship, strategy, and athleticism. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the Crypto Polo Cup, whether you're a seasoned spectator or a curious newcomer.

The Basics



The game is played on a field that is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide, approximately the size of a football field.



Two teams of four players each compete on horseback.



Players use mallets to hit a hard plastic ball towards the opponent's goal.



The game is divided into six periods called chukkas. Each chukka lasts seven and a half minutes.


How to play:

The game is played on a field that is 300 yards long and 160 yards wide, approximately the size of a football field.


Right of Way:

The player who last hit the ball has the "right of way," meaning other players cannot cross their path or interfere with their shot.

Rules and Gameplay:

• Players must hit the ball with the right side of the mallet while mounted on their horses.

• Hooking, tripping, and other dangerous riding maneuvers are penalized.

• Fouls result in free hits or penalty shots awarded to the opposing team.

• The right of way is determined by the direction of the ball and the position of the players.

Terms to know:

• Offside: A player is offside if they are closer to the opponent's goal line than the ball and the second-to-last defender.

• Line of the ball: The imaginary line connecting the ball and the center of the goal.

• Hooking: Using the mallet to interfere with the opponent's mallet or horse.

• Right of way: The privilege of hitting the ball without obstruction.

• Chuck: A period of play in a polo game, typically lasting 7.5 minutes.

• Chukker break: A short break between chukkers.

Camel Polo:

• The Basics: Camel polo is similar to traditional horse polo, but with camels instead of horses. The game is played on a polo field with goals at each end, and two teams of four players compete to score goals by hitting a ball with a long mallet.

• The Camels: The camels used in camel polo are specially trained for the sport. They are typically Arabian camels, which are known for their speed and agility. The camels wear protective gear, including saddles and bridles, to keep them safe during the game.

• ⁠The Game: A camel polo match is divided into six periods, or chukkas, each lasting seven minutes. There is a short break between each chukka. The team that scores the most goals at the end of the game wins.

• What to Watch For: Some of the things to watch for during a camel polo match include the incredible speed and agility of the camels, the skill of the players, and the close competition between the teams. You may also see some spills and crashes, as camel polo is a physical sport.