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» Asia Cup June 2009
» Delhi Jan-Mar 2009
» Jaipur Jan 2009
» Delhi Oct-Dec 2008
» Haryana Oct 2008
» JRPC Oct 2008
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» Jaipur Jan 2008
» Calcutta Dec 2007
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» JRPC Jaipur Oct 2007
» Hyderabad Oct 2007
» 61 Cavalry Sep 2007
    

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» Asia Cup UK June 2007
» Mumbai Mar-Apr 2007)
» Jaipur (Raj. Polo Club Golden Jubilee: Mar 25, 2007)
    

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» Delhi (Oct/Nov)
» Hyderabad
    

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» Mumbai
» Delhi (Feb)
» Rambagh (Jaipur)
» Jodhpur Polo
» Jaipur Polo & Riding Club
» Delhi (Oct/Nov)
» Ramgarh (Jaipur)
» Hyderabad
» Mumbai Arena Polo
   

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Polo In Ladakh: Origin

Polo At 11,000 feet above sea level

Although, its origin is obscure, Polo has been, for centuries a popular sport of the rugged mountain valleys of Karakoram Ranges particularly in remote and inaccessible Himalayan regions of Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu and Khapalu in Baltistan and Ladakh.

According to legends, the game of Polo came to Central Ladakh from neighbouring Baltistan, where for centuries, it used to be chief amusement. Historians date the introduction of Polo in Ladakh to king Jamyang Namgyal's reign in the 16th century who married Gyal Khatun, a princess from Baltistan. Apart from nobility, the game was popular in all the major villages of Ladakh, particular in Chushot village in the vicinity of Leh. In fact, all the major villages of Ladakh have their own Polo ground called 'SHAGARAN'.

Today in Ladakh, polo is more than a game, it is a part of cultural heritage.

Others aver that it was brought by the colony of Baltics, settled at Chushot. Chushot got its own polo ground where every year on March 21st polo is played to celebrate Nauraz, the Persian (and Shia) New Year.