Polo history probably dates back to the domestication of the horse. Traces of this game are found in the riders of Central Asia 2500 years ago, between China and Mongolia. It was in Persia where this game achieved its titles of nobility, where it was reserved for the best warriors, kings and princes. From Persia, the game of bocce and taco spread throughout the East.
He arrived in the West through the British, who discovered him at the time of his colonial empire in India, in 1850. British officials were passionate about this sport practiced by the marajás. They adopted it, adapted and established the of game. Europe’s first polo game was played in England in 1869, with two teams of eight players, and the Hurlingham Polo Association was founded in 1875, the same year the polo was introduced in Argentina. The teams were reduced to four riders and the handicap system (which restores the balance between teams of different levels) was implemented in 1888.