Polo 101

Polo, the king of sports and the sport of kings, has always played an essential role in forming the social scene of New York City. Recently it has been experiencing a major resurgence in popularity thanks to the generous sponsorship of global corporations and billionaire donors, such as Cartier, Veuve Clicquot, and Peter M. Brant. The historical association of polo with the elite and luxury lifestyle also has been appealing to the trendy New Yorkers you can find out in the Hamptons every summer. Beginning with Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, New York has been host to a number of polo matches this year. Getting an invitation or ticket to a polo match is one thing, but figuring out how to navigate the scene is another. If you're keen to attend one of the remaining summer polo matches, but are a total newbie when it comes to the sport, we bring you the ultimate guide to polo, from exemplary fashion from England to Hong Kong, to the etiquette tips you should know. So click through and get ready to stomp the divots (don't worry, we'll teach you what that means).

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