Polocrosse Australia Made Internationally Played Horse Polo
A great fun sport, Polocrosse is well explained in this book. Published in Australia (where else) this is a tome of great information on the game of Polocrosse and how to play it successfully. Author Sally Batton Boillotat has done an awesome job with this book. Though I've never played it - I've witnessed all the action firsthand at matches in England and it's super fast paced, requiring tremendous stamina and accuracy and very exciting to watch. I can only imagine the horse power you need to play it....... (click on image for full details)
$29.95 $34.00 You Save $4.05 in stockSKU 990422
Published in Australia ( where else) this is a tome of great information on the game of Polocrosse and how to play it successfully. Author Sally Batton Boillotat has done an awesome job with this book. Though I've never played it - I've witnessed all the action firsthand at matches in England and it's super fast paced, requiring tremendous stamina and accuracy and very exciting to watch. I can only imagine the horse power you need to play it. This book is a great resource for the Polocrosse player or someone considering joining the sport. A thorough history of the sport, how it is so incredibly popular is no surprise - internationally played. You can find all the information you need here on clothing and equipment, ball handling, tactics, The Australian Carnival, the Polocrosse Player, Player profiles, how to train the Polocrosse horse. The Horse and Rider Polocrosse team, and veterinary care. There is also a great international directory that gives you more resources if you need them. The photography throughout is very high quality and the player profiles from Michael Polya to the Matthews family honest and interesting accounts. Apparently it is a surprisingly quick game to learn and there is lots of very professional advice from such folks as breeder Graeme Spackman on his training routines and methods. One of my favorite photos is of bringing the horses in from the paddock - a classic photo - wide expanse of open ground and the horses walking free with their trainer walking merrily along with the dog, enjoying a cigarette with no worries that the horses aren't coming along with him despite no halters or lead ropes or buckets of grain incentives. The training diary was particularly great fun to read and for anyone that has played polocrosse or polo - the vet section which addressed the acute physical stress signs to be wary of and how to deal with them is well received. Such an intense sport - keeping your mount safe is naturally paramount - and I learned some valuable advice reading this section. The family aspect of Polocrosse is also much appreciated - the Junior Leagues are a great way for our youngsters to get involved, and the excitement of the sport soon has them hooked.
Contributing authors also John Kohnke BVSc,RDA, Joy Poole and max Walters. Photography by Peter Solness ( some lovely work here).
Other items you might want to order:
- Smith's Lawn: The History of Guards Polo Club 1955-2005$39.95 $83.00 in stockOpening with a classic picture of the four Princes - Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Philip - this is a beautiful book covering the history of one of the oldest polo fields in Europe - well Smith's Lawn was used back in the 18th century for the Duke of Cumberland's racehorses - but with the Royal Guards on one side and Windsor Equestrian Center on the other - Smith's Lawn has always been a great spot to view the best horses and players in the world, particularly playing polo...... (click on image for full details)1990423
- Playmaker Polo by Hugh Dawnay.$44.00 $99.00 in stockA tome of a book from the polo icon Hugh Dawnay - son of an Olympic polo player, world renowned international coach and clinician. The depth of knowledge in this beautifully produced hard cover book from UK publisher Allen, is superb. Any polo player, from one starting out to an experienced player interested in improving their game - will benefit from this work. Hugh's methods are effective and well educated, born of personal experience and talent and knowledge over the years in his roles of competitor and coach. To overview just a few of the points covered -...... (click on image for full details)1990413
- Ten Goal Polo. Guards Polo Club$24.95 $29.95 in stockTen Goal Polo. Guards Polo Club Cambioso, Gracida, Trotz and more.1810152
- Your Polo Game. Frederic Roy$34.95 in stockFrederic Roy, horseman and polo player as well as author of a history of New York, introduced a new version of polo rules specifically geared to facilitate a polo game being played in a stadium. Frederic has trained with Memo Gracida and the renowned George Oliver - and knows the game well. This idea came to him as a way of making the game more accessible to those avid polo aficionados and future players a chance to compete and enjoy the game in a field half the size of a regular field....... (click on image for full details)1990426