Arena Polo Championship starts at HPRC


Rama Krishna Sangem

The high-voltage International Arena Polo Championship 2024, featuring six teams, was off to a galloping start at the Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club (HPRC) in Aziznagar, Moinabad mandal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on March 4, Monday. The entire HPRC complex came alive to what promises to be a pulsating fare that will continue till March 10, when the mega championship comes to a close.

The USA and host India are fielding two teams apiece while the other contenders for the coveted honours are Luxembourg and Spain. The inaugural day featured three mixed knockout, according to a press release.

Matches (four chukkers). Incidentally, for the first time in Hyderaba history, four foreign teams will battle it out for arcana polo glory. Earlier, Organising Committee members and captains of the participating teams spoke to the media.

In what was a great tribute to the infrastructure facilities at HPRC and the ambience that typifies polo culture, United State captain Mr. Don Cox, his Spanish counterpart Mr. Acosta Puga Francisco Nicolas and Mr. Edward Armstrong, President of American International Polo Foundation, declared it as the greatest polo riding club in India.

Luxemburg captain Alexander Ludorf said that this was his maiden visit to India and the facilities at the venue were amazing. He added that the cuisine was quite fascinating

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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