Royal Polo Club Rasnov
Located in Rasnov, near Brasov and Bran, Royal Polo Club Rasnov was founded in 2011 by Cariga family.
Royal Polo Club Rasnov is a non-profit sport organization, and it’s main goal is to promote the sport of polo, croquet and golf in Romania.
Polo is the oldest ball sport in the world dating back to 600 BC. The sport gradually spread through Asia to India, where it was introduced to tea planters and British soldiers, who brought the game to England. The first match was played in the UK in 1871 between the 9th lancers and 10th Hussars.
The game is played by two opposing teams with the objective of scoring goals by using a long-handled wooden mallet to hit a small hard ball through the opposing team’s goal. Each team has four mounted riders, and the game usually lasts one to two hours, divided into 4 to 6 periods of 7 minutes each called chukkas.
The origins of croquet are a little cloudy. What is known is that the game traveled from Ireland to England around 1851. The oldest document to bear the word croquet with a description of the modern game is the set of rules registered by Isaac Spratt in November 1856 with the Stationers’ Company in London.
The object of the game is to advance your ball struck with a mallet through the hoops in the right direction and correct order. Croquet can be played by two or four or six players. Depending on the type of croquet chosen and the number of players, the method and rules of the game are different.