Following the huge success of the 2014 and 2015 tournaments, the 2017 Diplomats Polo Cup – Prague aims to bring an exclusive Polo tournament of international standard to the Czech Republic for the benefit of its international and local sponsors to have the opportunity to associate themselves with this exciting high profile sport and for the enjoyment of its guests and visitors.
This exclusive event further intends to bring together a unique group of sponsors and people identifying themselves with the sport of polo and its lifestyle, while increasing the visibility and awareness of the sport itself in the Czech Republic. The Diplomats Polo Cup - Prague is organized as an international tournament with teams and players attending both from Europe and worldwide.
This cup is organized under the auspices of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The origins of polo are in the inspirational relationship between humans and horses. Sustaining this special bond is the fundamental reason polo has enjoyed 2,000 years of recorded history. The unique blending of athletic talents between horse and rider helped polo evolve into the Sport of Kings.
A game consists of four seven minute chukkas, between or during which players change their ponies. Each team consists of four players who use a mallet to drive a ball into the opposite goal.