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Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet.

Elephant Polo

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Elephant polo is similar to traditional polo except for one major difference, they are on a giant elephant! The equipment that is used is similar to polo such as the ball and a longer mallet. According to the World Elephant Polo Association Rule 1 of the organization section of the rule book: 1. The Game will be played by four players on each team. The game is played on a marked pitch of “100-120 metres x 60-80 metres”, using a standard size polo ball.

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Canoe Polo

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Canoe Polo also known as Kayak Polo is one of the competitive disciplines of canoeing, known simply as “polo” by its aficionados. Polo combines canoeing and ball handling skills with an exciting contact team game, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the individual athletes. Section 38 of the International Canoe Polo Federation’s sets the specifications for balls to be used in the sport of Canoe Polo, also known as Kayak Polo. The 2013 Competition Rules for The Ball state the following:

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Sport Uses Ball Weighing up to 4 1/2 Ounces

woman riding on a horse to hit a polo ball regulated equipment includes ball and mallet

Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled mallet.  Since 1890, the US Polo Association has governed the equestrian team sport of polo played in the United States. Over time, the composition of the ball has changed. The outdoor polo ball is typically made of a high compact plastic, but was formerly made of either bamboo or willow root.

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