Polo dates back as far as the 4th century BC. The origins go back to southern and central Asia. The persian emperor Shapur II learned polo when he was only 7 years old.
The modern game of polo comes from India, where the game was known as 'Sagol Kangjei' or 'Pulu'. By now it was played with a wooden ball. Slowly the game spread to the west. The first polo club was established in the town of Silchar in Assam, India, in 1833.
POLO - THE SPORT OF KINGS
Polo is called the sport of kings and for centuries aristocrats and royals from all over the world have played polot. In the minds of many, polo belongs to the rich, the famous, and the privileged few. But there's more to the sport than the glamorous world that surrounds it. It truly is about the relationship between the player and the horse, about speed, power, balance and adrenaline. But more than all it is a passion that you should share with the ones you care for. And this is what we aim for at Bordeaux Polo Club. Come and test it yourself.