THE NEW polocrosse season got off to a windy start at Onley Grounds with the first two-day tournament attracting around 100 riders.
The first annual tournament of the 2015 season was staged over the weekend of May 9-10 and sees riders split into seven different divisions based on age and ability.
Players ranged from eight-years-old and up to 60 compete with beginners to members of the UK World Cup team, who will head to South Africa in July to compete in the ultimate polocrosse competition.
Teams came from all over the country and the grounds at Rugby were near perfect and provided a great backdrop to the games.
Each team played either three or four games over the weekend, depending on how many were in their division, and each had three chukkas of six minutes each.
Part of the skill of the game is to know how to pace your horse to cover the weekend. Polocrosse is a fast and exhilarating sport to watch and combines the fast pace of polo and the stick skills of lacrosse in to a player friendly game accessible to almost any horse and rider combination.
There are one-day and two-day tournaments almost every other weekend throughout the season from now until September which are distributed over most of the country.
The National Championships, which will be staged over the August bank holiday weekend, are also at the Onley Grounds in Rugby and are expected to attract over 200 players.
To find out more about the sport and to find your nearest club visit ukpolocrosse.co.uk or contact the UKPA at email@example.com