Rules to play Equestrianism
The playing field is 300 yards 274 metres long by 160 yards 146 metres wide, the approximate area of nine American football fields. The playing field is carefully maintained with closely mowed turf providing a safe, fast playing surface. Goals are posts which are set eight yards apart, centred at each end of the field. The surface of a polo field requires careful and constant grounds maintenance to keep the surface in good playing condition. During half time of a match, spectators are invited to go onto the field to participate in a polo tradition called divot stamping, which has developed to not only help replace the mounds of earth divots that are torn up by the horses hooves, but to afford spectators the opportunity to walk about and socialise.