to Australia in 1939 and took off very quickly. By 2000, there
were 197 clubs
with 3,682 players, 895 Umpires and 317 accredited Coaches. By
comparison, South Africa had 39 clubs with 563 players; America -
400 players in 34 clubs and the UK has 16 clubs with 250 players
(excluding Pony Club).
is 146.5 metres long and 55 metres wide with
goal posts 2.5 m. apart at each end. The shaft of the stick is 1 -
1.2 m. long with a linen or nylon net at the end in which the ball is
carried. There are two teams of six players each, with three playing alternate chukkas of eight minutes.
Each rider has only one pony.