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harry&william polo

…Polo!

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to watch a game in person, or seen a match on television, you’ll see that there really is a significant kind of style that goes hand-in-hand with the sport. From stunning polo lounges and bars to classy, yet casual fashion, the world of polo is a design culture in itself…

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Polo is one of the oldest, if not the oldest recorded team sport in known history. The origins of polo reach as far back as matches in Persia played over 2,500 years ago. It was initially believed to have been created by tribes of Central Asia who were in competition with one another, and was eventually incorporated into and used as a training method for the elite calvary of the king with mock battles featuring up to 100 players on each side.

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In history, the game has been called The Game of Kings. As decade after decade and century after century saw mounted armies sweep across Europe and Asia, polo was adopted as a noble past time by all forms of royalty, no matter where their kingdom lie.

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In 1862, after watching the elegance and skill in a horsemanship exhibition in India, British officers found themselves reinventing the game. Polo was introduced to England in 1869, and within a decade had spread over the Atlantic to the United States.
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Polo continues to this day to stand as a pinnacle of sportsmanship. With changes over the years, it also represents the almost other-worldly bond between a horse and its rider.
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With style like this, it is easy to see why Polo has been, and continues to be the game of kings. In Gilgit, Pakistan, a stone tablet can be found on its polo grounds. Inscribed on this tablet are the words, “Let others play at other things. The king of games is still the game of kings.”
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