In the Kingdom of Dying Ponies

In the Kingdom of Dying Ponies

Polo hails from the forgotten, violent state of Manipur, India. Can anyone save its endangered, fabled horses ?

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International Polo and Pony Preservation

International Polo and Pony Preservation

A short by Stashd Films from Nagaland on Huntre! Equine's work with USPA and international polo on pony preservation. The 10th Manipur International Polo Tournament, 2016.

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American Public Radio On Polo And Pony Preservation

American Public Radio On Polo And Pony Preservation

How a polo tour in India is helping to protect a rare breed of ponies

Persia claims to be the birthplace of polo, but the modern version of the game comes from the small state of Manipur in northeastern India. The British discovered it there and brought “hockey on horseback” to the West in the 19th century. These days, the West is going back to Manipur to play polo.

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Sandip Roy: Manipuri Polo

Manipur’s court records talk about a game back in the 1st century AD and what’s different about polo in Manipur is that this not just a game for posh country clubs. Even ordinary villagers played it.

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Manipur Cabinet approves state Pony Policy

Manipur Cabinet Approves State Pony Policy

Manipur Pony Conservation and Development Policy has been approved taking into account of the dwindling number of Manipuri pony, which is a rare species found only in the state.

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NDTV on MANIPURI PONY PRESERVATION

NDTV On Manipuri Pony Preservation

Amba Suhasini of NDTV Good Times visits the shrine to the Manipuri god of polo with preservation spearhead Somi Roy of Huntre! Equine.

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USPA on Pony and Polo

USPA on Pony and Polo

Steve Armour of the USPA and the Houston Polo Club, Ed Armstrong of Yale Equestrian and Polo Center, and L. Somi Roy of Hun-tre! discuss international prospects of Manipuri polo and the Manipuri Pony. Imphal. November 2014.
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Pony Nature Preserve Begun

Pony Nature Preserve Begun

The first of 53 ponies entered the Pony Nature Preserve in Heingang and Khundrakpam in time for USPA, German and Thai polo players to see the first phase of this preservation project to house Imphal's street ponies, homeless since ~1985. Spearheading the move for the preserve, the Chief Minister of Manipur, O. Ibobi Singh also declared the Manipuri Pony and Endangered Breed.
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Manipur, Birthplace of Polo, Donates Exhibit To International Museum Of The Horse

Manipur, Birthplace of Polo, Donates Exhibit To International Museum Of The Horse, November 19, 2012

The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington unveils a new exhibit chronicling the contributions of the people and ponies of Manipur. This Southeastern Himalayan kingdom, now a state in North East India, introduced the sport of polo to the British in 1854...
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Mumbai Celebrates Women’s Polo

Polo Yatra 2017: Mumbai Celebrates Women’s Polo

January 24, 2017

Steve Armour, Governor-at-Large of the USPA, rings the closing bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange, with assistance from Annabel McNaught-Davis, captain of the Hurlingham Polo Association women’s polo team, after a luncheon hosted by Ashish Chauhan, CEO and Managing Director of the BSE. An Assam High Tea at Ministry of New, hosted by Roopa Barua and L. Somi Roy, partners in Hunter! Equine, and sponsored by TeaTrunk, followed.

USPA Triumphs over HPA in Manipur

Polo Yatra 2017: USPA Triumphs over HPA in Manipur

January 17-21, 2017

Team USPA Women won 9-3 over Hurlingham in the 2nd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung Polo Ground in Imphal. The three-way league also featured Manipur. The tournament was sponsored by Manipur Tourim, and organized by All Manipur Polo Association.
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Polo Yatra 2017 in Hyderabad

Polo Yatra 2017 in Hyderabad

January 11-4, 2017

Nasr Polo Club of Hyderabad hosted a four-day polo clinic and arena tournament in Hyderabad. The clinics were conducted by Team USPA Women and were held in the morning. The games featured mixed teams of American players from Team USPA and women players from Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi. Trophies awarded were the Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Nizam VI & Sir Viqar Um-Umra Cup and the CM Cup.
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Polo Yatra 2017 in Jaipur

Polo Yatra 2017 in Jaipur

January 9, 2017

Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur invited Team USPA to play at Mundota Fort and Palace in Jaipur. The mixed teams also included men and women players from India, England and Switzerland and played for the Antriksh India Jaipur Gold Cup. It was hosted and organized by Vikram Singh Rathore of the House of Mundota, Jaipur.
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Polo Yatra Brings US and UK Women's Polo Teams

Polo Yatra Brings US and UK Women's Polo Teams

The India International Women's Polo Tour of India features Team USPA Women and Hurlingham Polo Association at games and coaching clinics at Jaipur, Hyderabad and Imphal.
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New Polo Project for Team USPA in Manipur - May 2016

New Polo Project for Team USPA in Manipur

Polo Lady (Spain), May 2016

Team USPA Women’s India tour in January was the first time a women’s polo team had visited the country. The team, composed of Cristina Fernandez, Carly Persano, Tiamo Hudspeth and Julia Smith, was led by Steve Armour.
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Team USPA Women in Manipur and Jaipur - Jan 2016

Team USPA Women in Manipur and Jaipur

Huntre!Adventures brings the first women's team to India: Team USPA Women will play in the inaugural Manipur Statehood Day Women's Polo Tournament (January 17-21) in Imphal and the Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Cup (January 24) in Jaipur. Click here for the program Details

HUNTRE! POLO TOURS

Hun-tré! Polo Tours 2015

Manipur Polo and Nagaland's Hornbill Festival Tour: Discover an exciting new frontier, India’s North East Region, with a unique equestrian adventure in Manipur and a celebration of tribal culture and sports in Nagaland. With Thomas Cook International and Emma Horne Travel.
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HUNTRE! POLO TOURS

Mongolian and US Polo in Manipur 2014

Hun-tre Polo Tours arranged for the Genghis Khan Polo and Riding Club of Ulaan Bataar and the US from Team USPA to play in the 8th Manipur Polo International Polo Tournament.
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HUNTRE! POLO TOURS

Hun-tré! Polo Tours 2014

Join ORIGINS:POLO IN THE LAND OF ITS BIRTH
(Nov 23 - 30, 2014), a first-ever, unique, exotic polo adventure to the birthplace of modern polo! Hun-tré! Polo Tours is an international venture of Edward Armstrong Polo.
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USPA teams plays in Imphal

USPA team plays in Imphal

A six-member USA team organized by the United States Polo Association was brought by Huntre! to play in the 7th International Manipur Polo Tournament, held in Imphal from November 23-28, 2013.
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Media

US Consulate in Hyderabad

Polo Yatra 2017: US Consulate in Hyderabad Salutes Women's Polo

Watch this video on Team USPA Women and Indian players game at Nasr Polo.

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VERVE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S POLO

Polo Yatra 2017: Verve Celebrates Women’s Polo

India’s foremost lifestyle magazine for women attends a high tea for Team USPA Women and Hurlingham Polo Association at Ministry of New, Mumbai, hosted by TeaTrunk.


Jetwings India On Manipuri Women’S Polo

Jetwings India On Manipuri Women’s Polo

In Jet Airways in-flight magazine, Ananya Bahl situates Manipuri women’s polo in the context of women’s sports and cultural activity in Manipur.

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POLO YATRA 2017: ON AMERICAN AND BRITISH WOMEN’S POLO

Polo Yatra 2017: On American And British Women’s Polo

Steve Armour, Governor-at-Large of the USPA and manager/leader, and player Audry Persano of Team USPA Women, and Annabel McNaught-Davies, captain of Hurlingham Polo Association, talk about international women’s polo on Impact TV, Manipur.

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Hyderabad Chronical

Polo Yatra 2017: Hyderabad Presents Women Polo Players

Rajvi Rao and Chaya headline women’s polo in Hyderabad: A good start to developing women’s polo in South India.




Hyderabad Toasts

Polo Yatra 2017: Hyderabad Toasts Indian Women’s Polo

Raunaq Yar Khan, scion of the Nizam of Hyderabad, hosts a hilltop party for USPA and Indian women polo players prior to presenting the cup in honor of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, Nizam VI of Hyderabad and Sir Viqar Um-Umra.


USPA And Women’S Polo In Imphal And Jaipur

USPA And Women’s Polo In Imphal And Jaipur

Filmmaker Roopa Barua covers the 1st Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament in Imphal and Cowgirls v Gopis exhibition game in Jaipur, featuring Team USPA Women.

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Conde Nast Traveller

Conde Nast Traveller India On Polo In Manipur

Sandip Roy writes, with photography by Jasper Johns, on the India’s first women’s polo tournament, and more, Manipur, featuring Team USPA Women.

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Spain’S Polo Lady

Spain’s Polo Lady Covers Team USPA Women In Manipur

The world’s only women’s polo magazine covers India’s first women’s polo tournament, featuring Team USPA Women, playing in Imphal and Jaipur.

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