The Game of Kings

Polo, game played on horseback between two teams of four players each who use mallets with long, flexible handles to drive a wooden ball down a grass field and between two goal posts. It is the oldest of equestrian sports.

The Ibadan Polo Club is a place where families, friends, and neighbors can relax and enjoy the afternoon watching polo or socializing at one of our special events.

With the game of polo at its core, our matches have become not only a time of action and exhilaration on the field, but also of celebration and reconnections with friends and family off the field.

The Game

Polo is played on an outdoor grass field 300 yards (274.3 m) long by 160 yards wide. Centred at each end are lightweight goalposts 8 yards apart. A score is made by hitting the ball between the goalposts.

Play begins with the two teams of four lined up facing each other in the centre of the field. One of the umpires (there are two mounted umpires on the field and a referee on the sidelines) bowls the ball between the teams.

Then, with passes to teammates, speed, and maneuvering, each team tries to score as the opponents try to prevent a score. A game consists of six periods of 7 1/2 minutes each, called chukkers, chukkars, or chukkas.

Eight chukkers are played in Argentina, and four is a common number in England and on the European continent.

Polo Moments

“Read the game, don’t follow it, Use your head and not your body.” – Hector Borrantes

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Chronicles of Presidents

  • BANKOLE OYENIYI (1998-1999)
  • TUNJI ADEPOJU (1999- 2000)
  • FEMI OLADELE (2001-2002)
  • LEYE IGE (2003-2005)
  • ADI HALAWI (2006-2007)
  • MUYIWA IGE (2007-2008)
  • ADE ALAKIJA (2008-2009)
  • LABI ADEYEMI (2008-2009)
  • SOLA AJAYI (2012-2014)
  • ADEOYE AJIBADE (2014-2015)