I’ve been a polo player for the last 15 years, beginning in high school leagues on Long Island before playing for the University of Connecticut for two years. Nowadays, you can find me on the field during the summer seasons at Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma.
A regulation field is 300 x 160 yards — the equivalent of nine (American) football fields. It’s a sport that mixes team strategy with each of the four individual players’ riding skills and knowledge of the rules. I’ve heard the game described as a combination of the speed and contact of hockey, the precision of golf, and the strategy of chess — all while galloping down a field at 25 MPH. You can read more about in this Quora answer.