In this issue

Polo season gets under way in England

Hopes high for return of sun and spectators

Improved grounds and more participants have boosted spirits after last year’s bad weather and confusion over sponsors

the bronze-winning British polo team at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games
©Getty/IOC Olympic Museum/Allsport

Campaigners push for Olympic Games inclusion

Many people are working quietly to have polo accepted once again as part of the world’s greatest sporting event

Facundo Pieres, Argentine professional polo player

Interview: Facundo Pieres

Jude Webber finds the world number two is a modest man with quiet confidence in his abilities

polo game, US versus England
©Greg Ratner

Excitement mounts over Westchester Cup

The transatlantic series returns to the UK next month after an absence of 16 years

England polo captain, Luke Tomlinson
©Charlie Bibby

Interview: Luke Tomlinson

The England captain explains how playing in Argentina alongside elite athletes improves his game at home

Penalty system: pressure to win leads to manufactured fouls

The speed and flow of the game is being affected, say critics

Silicon Valley polo widens field for new players

Local technology professionals have developed a taste for the high adrenalin pastime

Sport follows change in Colombia’s fortunes

Andean country’s clubs are open for business again after decades of insurgency

Polo JB Lee

Joo Bae Lee: ‘Spending money is not enough’

The pioneering patron from South Korea talks to Jude Webber about the challenge of setting up a club

Fergus O'Sullivan learns to play polo at Coworth Park
©Charlie Bibby

Novice makes quick strides

Feargus O’Sullivan gets on his hobby horse and achieves unity between stick and ball

Equipment demand stays high for crafted Argentine wares

Polo ateliers are broadly optimistic in spite of economic woes

James Packer departs England

But royal patron from UAE steps in to fill gap

Richard Caleel: Polo growing globally despite downturn

Federation chooses events to bring polo to attention of wider audience