Polo is an exciting sport but also one that many people have never seen in person before! With Pacific Polo having its very first Polo Picnic this Sunday, April 12th at 12pm at our home facilities in Oakdale, CA the team decided that it might be helpful to share some basic Polo Spectator Etiquette specifically for the Polo Picnic!
4 Do's of Polo Etiquette
1. DO WEAR HATS AND APPLY SUNSCREEN.
There is little shade on the grass where spectators watch from so make sure to protect yourself from the sun!
2. DO WEAR CLOSED-TOED SHOES
While sandals are really cute, closed-toed shoes are the best idea for this outdoor sport which may often have you up close and personal with large animals.
3. DO PAY ATTENTION AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
The best way to stay safe while watching this sport is to be aware of your surroundings! Any sport involving animals may become unpredictable at any time.
4. DO TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
The more the merrier and remember if you #PacificPolo or #PoloPicnic2015 you may end up featured on the Pacific Polo Club's Instagram or Facebook!
4 Don't's of Polo Etiquette
1. DON'T STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND THE HORSES
Horses are prey animals and therefore easily spooked. Always leave a horse length between you and the back of a horse, to ensure you do not get kicked.
2. DON'T FEED THE HORSES
Like humans, horses may have allergies or other dietary restrictions, please refrain from feeding all horses to ensure their safety.
3. DON'T ALLOW ANY PART OF YOU TO BE IN THE ARENA DURING CHUCKKERS.
Chuckkers are fast paced, to keep players, horses, and spectators safe, please keep all arms, legs, heads, jackets, hats, and any other personal items outside of the arena at all times.
4. DON'T SMOKE OR CONSUME ALCOHOL ON THE PREMISES.
We ask that spectators refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol on the premises to make sure everyone is in a safe state of mind since working with large animals means things can become dangerous and unpredictable.