the FIRST MATCH
of polo in jaipur, this season.
i really enjoyed attending, the polo last trip, when i saw that there is going to be a game, on
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER .
i had to go.!
officially the season will commence in january.
this will be winter, and it will be cooler for the horses.
today, (saturday) was a SPECIAL game. and also a famous BOLLYWOOD FILM STAR was there.
i don't know his name.
the game was scheduled to commence at 3.30pm.
actually started 4.00pm.
i sat in the grand stand, for sun protection.
i had a great view, ( most of the time), but when i attend again, i will stand with the ordinary indians.
they don't need a pass to go in the grandstand.
also, when i stand on the side lines, you can see everything.
sometimes need to move out of the way of the ball, or a thundering horse.
for me, there is much energy there, the people standing here, they shout and clap and really enjoy the game.
the people sitting in the grandstand, they probably enjoy the game.
but, they are very quiet about it.
also they are busy speaking loudly on their mobile phones, or taking selfies.
you get the picture!!!!
RAJASTHAN POLO CLUB.
the polo ground is regarded as the mecca of INDIAN POLO.
the club can trace its origins to 1901.
prince charles has been the patron since 1981.
this prestigious club has its main season in JANUARY, where visitors are welcome to watch the afternoon games.
each player, has 4 -6 horses @ the game.
so there, is some amazing horse flesh on show.
these horses, arrive in a/c horse floats.
each horse, has its own groom.
each player, has his own doctor and masseur.
and, YES !!! i could smell the rupees in the air.
BIG MONEY needed for this game.
i suppose that is why it is referred to,
GAME OF KINGS.
inside the club house @
member only bar.
decorated with photos of former triumphant teams, the upscale bar is bustling after polo matches and is a good place to taste the local brew, GOLDEN PEACOCK.
a temporary same day membership provision is available for travellers.
call the manager.
MR. AMIT AURORA
if you are passing by.
in the club house.
each team has 4 players. + 2 referees.
the winner was the
so, they are now playing the
the RED TEAM won,
now they are playing the
the insignia for the MILITARY BAND.
SCOTTISH CAPES AND BAGPIPES.
upholding a very BRITISH tradition.
the MOVIE STAR.
again, with his minders.
his wife, was also there, but... i didn't know what she looks like.
SORRY ! girls he is taken.