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Cowdray to host APPL exhibition match on Sunday

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017
Cowdray Park Polo Club show that they are ahead of the curve once again, as they host an All Pro Polo League (APPL) match on Sunday, July 9. The exhibition game, sponsored by Madams Farm Polo, will see two high goal teams will battle it out on Lawns 2, at 5pm:

COWDRAY PARK
Ed Hitchman
Pablito Villela
Gato Lauhle
Jero Del Carril
Total: 21

MADAMS FARM
Juan Cruz Merlos
Richard Le Poer
Jejo Taranco
Dirk Van Reenen
Total: 22

The APPL aims to encourage dynamic, open polo and motivate a professional attitude towards the sport. The objective is to make polo a more straightforward, enjoyable spectator sport by enhancing the qualities that make the game so thrilling; a new set of rules - mainly related to blocking and tapping - have been put in place to simplify the game, not only for spectators, but for players and umpires as well.

With only one horse permitted per chukka, the APPL gives players the occasion of
competing without the demands now synonymous with traditional high-goal polo
tournaments. The APPL believes that the one-horse rule will make polo more accessible to a wider audience. By enforcing this rule, the league rewards players who focus their efforts on riding well and training their horses correctly. However, to allow players to adjust to this change, the APPL has reduced the length of a chukka from seven minutes down to five. 

The APPL prides itself in standing out from traditional polo tournaments. Free from
speculation and economic exclusivity, the APPL aims to rebuild the purity of polo on foundations of professionalism while allowing the game to grow in speed and skill. Fast, open simple: Welcome to the future of polo!