Ballarat players get set for polo tournament

COMBINE comradeship with a passion for horses and you’ve got the sport of kings, Ballarat Polo Club equestrian manager Greg Keyte says.

Mr Keyte and his fellow Ballarat Polo Club members are looking forward to showing off their sport at this Sunday’s Yaloak Polo Tournament.

He said the annual tournament, a prestigious event on the Australian polo calendar, would double as a family day out, with market stalls, helicopter rides and Findon Harrier Hunt hounds on parade.

It would also attract players from around Australia, with up to 21 teams expected to participate on the day.

Mr Keyte described polo as “rugby on horseback”.

“It’s fast and furious and that’s why we get such a good following.”

What: Yaloak Polo Tournament

When: 11am, Sunday, February 17

Where: Yaloak Equestrian Centre on the Geelong-Ballan Road, opposite the CFA Fiskville Training Centre

How much: $20 per car