Royal Polo Club Rasnov


The club was founded in 2011 by Cariga family to promote polo, croquet and other amateur sports in Romania. Over the years we hosted and organized croquet events in all the major cities of Romania with the help from our Partners and Sponsors



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.

Partners & Sponsors


As a Royal Polo Club Rasnov sponsor, your company will receive high visibility in an elegant and sporting social setting, as your company and products reach one of the most desirable markets in the sports field.


If you are interested in applying for membership at Royal Polo Club Rasnov download the Membership application and send it here. The application will be reviewed by the club’s Board of Directors. Membership acceptance is the decision of the Board of Directors.