Arena polo is a variant of polo, and it is played either outdoor on an enclosed all-weather surface or on an indoor arena. Hurlingham Polo Association and US Polo Association have established their own rules for arena polo, and these rules are often used also in other countries.
Arena polo is played with three players per team on a regulation size field 300 feet by 150 feet, enclosed by walls of four or more feet in height. The normal game consists of four chukkas/periods of seven and one-half minutes each. Riders change horses at the end of each chukka/period. Many players use two horses, alternating horses each chukka/period.
The arena polo ball is similar to a mini soccer ball, larger than the small hard plastic ball used outdoors. The arena game is played on a dirt surface with the ball bouncing on the uneven surface and off the arena wall. Arena polo can be played either indoors or outdoors, days or nights under lights and weather permitting, all year around.
- U.S. intercollegiate arena polo champions
- ↑ "Intercollegiate (College) Polo". http://www.us-polo.org/intercollegiate_polo.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- ↑ "Arena Polo". http://www.us-polo.org/new_08/arena_polo.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-06.