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“Good location to watch polo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barbados Polo Club

Barbados Polo Club
Holders Hill, Barbados
246-437-5410
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Ottawa
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“Good location to watch polo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We went there not knowing what to expect as neither of us had ever seen a polo match either live or on TV. Anyway we learned polo is quite a relaxed sport to watch as the first match started 15 minutes late. All the seats at the facility are good and there is only room for a small number of spectators (by North American standards). There might have been a maximum of 100 spectators on the day we were there. There were 2 games played and each games lasted about 1 hour. A game consists of 4 chukkas (4 quarters for you football fans) and each one of those is 7 1/2 minutes long. There is a 5-10 minute break between each chukka to allow the players to change horses. There are 4 players on each side. There are refreshments and food available before, during and after the games. The cost was $20 Barbados per person and we felt it was a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited February 2013
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Carshalton, Surrey
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great place to watch serious Polo players play this fabby sport. Very friendly staff, food and drinks are excellent.

Great place to people watch

Visited November 2012
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wokingham
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“Holders festival”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A most if on the island at the time,rub shoulders with stars,and better level the locals up for fun and a great time.

Visited August 2011
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Napa Valley
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“All the Great and Glittery of Barbados”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We attended the Polo Event at Holders Hill and had a lovely time. This day was a charity event and it was a major social function for the island. It was an exceptionally diverse and interesting crowd of all ages, all colors, all types of dress. The food being served was local Bajan, the drinks were flowing and the actual polo, even for us who know nothing about the sport, was great to watch.

The setting of the polo field in St. James, is pretty and dramatic. A broad expanse of green with a full view of an ever changing beautiful Caribbean sky with a horde of good looking horses and their riders thundered by. We understand that polo is very popular on the island and If you get a chance to attend, its fun.

Visited April 2012
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