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Elephant Polo (हात्ती पोलो ) 2017 /2018 Tournament in sauraha ,nepal

Elephant Polo (हात्ती पोलो ) 2017 /2018 Tournament in sauraha ,nepal

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The World Elephant Polo Championships 2006

Players from across the globe assembled to form Eight International teams of Man and Beast. The teams represented Scotland, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Nepal and the defending champions the British team. The tournament is played at a small village, Meghauly, on the edge of the famous Royal Chitwan National Park, a jungle location, highly appropriate for this most majestic of sports.

The sport was founded 35 years ago by Brits Jim Edwards and James Manclark a fellow adventurer, in a drinking session at St Moritz after tobogganing on the Cresta Run. Its rules have evolved over the last 2 decades and the game now has its own governing body; World Elephant Polo Association (WEPA). Each game consists of two chukkas of ten minutes. The smaller, younger elephants are the fastest and are primarily used in an attacking position.

The Elephants are controlled by ‘mahouts’ or drivers, whilst the players concentrate on wielding extra long polo sticks, but communication between all three (mahout, player and elephant) is crucial. The rules of the game are similar to horse polo, but the pitch is 3/4 length and there can be no more than three elephants in one half of a pitch at a time, to avoid the dangers of the animals’ herd instincts crowding them into a semi-permanent huddle. Fouls can include standing on the ball, hooking an opponent’s stick and deliberately crossing in front of a charging elephant.

Professional polo players are handicapped in the same way as horse polo whilst seasoned elephant polo players also carry a one goal handicap. Whilst each team of elephants is evenly matched, opposing teams swap elephants at the end of the first chukka to negate any advantage. The smallest elephant on each team is the fastest, a sort of GTi version, and these elephants play a pivotal role in the match. However, in the game of Elephant polo, communication is the key to success not only between mahout, player and elephant but also fellow team members. During play ball boys clear any elephant dung to avoid the matter being splattered during contact with the polo sticks. Presiding over the matches, the referee is perched upon an impressive tusker.

After an intense week of competition Angus Estates Scotland earned their place in the final against the favourites the National Park team of Nepal. The local team despite having several strong, experienced elephant polo players and massive local support just could not compete with old timer James Manclark who dominated play to give his team and Scotland a third World title in as many years. The final score was 8 goals to 6.

However, it was the gentle giants of the Jungle, the elephants, who stole the show, they clearly enjoyed their role and proved to be the real stars of the tournament and were rewarded with plentiful supplies of their favourite food, deservedly so!

This annual event raises money for charity including the local Meghauly Clinic and the Tiger Tops local pre-school, plus the International Trust for Nature Conservation (ITNC) which funds tiger and rhino anti-poaching units in the National parks of Nepal.
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Elephant-Polo Weltmeister 2003

Bericht über die Weltmeister im Elefantenpolo.

Elephant Polo Thailand

The 11th King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament was held in Hua Hin Thailand in September 2012. Here are some events from one of the matches.
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Elephant Polo Spice Girls 2011.....entrance with Mercedes to polo field on Sunday for our final match with the British Army team

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Elephant Polo Spice Girls 2011.....entrance with Mercedes to polo field on Sunday for our final match with the British Army team.....and they surprise us with their appearence in a jeep and flowers.
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The Paddy Games

The 'Irish' Olympics. The Paddy Games is the brainchild of Colin Carroll, a Cork solicitor who led the Irish to victory in the 2006 World Elephant Polo Champtionships.

Elephant Polo WEPA 2006

Mahouts from National Park and Tiger Tops play for their trophy

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Elephant Polo

Elephant cup polo benefit and festival at Capitol Polo Club. Capitol Polo Club elephant cup, Saddle Gals & Guys equestrian drill team, sidesaddle demonstrations, Thai ridgeback dogs and a 75-foot long Chinese martial arts dragon dance, all to benefit the DC elephant polo team and the Thai National Elephant Conservation center. Visit for further information.
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Elephant Polo-Hua-Hin 2012

Elephant Polo-Hua-Hin 2012

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The Kings Cup Elephant polo tournament 2016

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Henry Tuke at the World Elephant Polo Championships 2010 Tiger Tops Nepal

Henry Tuke launched its brand at the World Elephant Polo Associations' World Championships at Tiger Tops in Nepal. Playing with the UAE Seapoys, this underrated team won through the group stages into the World Championships and then into the final itself. With several novice elephant polo players it took teamwork and some special performances by the stars including a goal hit from the defending D across the pitch and into the oppositions goal: A first in WEPA history. An amazing journey, a brilliant result and a sensational way to launch. Henry Tuke is a new Luxury brand specialising in over the top boys toys, handmade in England out of the finest materials. Here, good enough is simply not good enough! Launch products for Jan 2011 inclde Macassar ebony and sterling silver backgammon sets, stainless damascus steel and sterling silver champagne sabres and more exciting products to follow.

Best Amazing Fail Elephant Polo player hits a new's cameraman with a polo ball THAILAND

At The International Elephant Polo Championships, a Elephant Polo player hits a new's cameraman with a polo ball. 2015 THE BEST Fail Compilations Funny Pranks Clips MOST AMAZING & AWESOME EXOTIC TABOO Sexy PEOPLE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! Brent Madden National Geographic Discovery Channel Please Share, Comment & SUBSCRIBE! Thanks youtube people. Check me out at: Traveling throughout Asia and the world; I film these Amazing sexy crazy whacky people strange animal tattoo weird sick videos. Most all videos are based on Religion & Culture!
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Elephant-Polo Bericht im Mittagsmagazin

Bericht über die Weltmeister im Elefantenpolo.

Elephant Polo - Kings Cup - Hua Hin - 7th September 2011

World Elephant Polo Championships 2007

The Capitol Pachyderms play team Andrew Martin during the 2007 World Elephant Polo Championships at Tiger Tops Lodge in the Royal Chitwan National Forest. This game was for fifth place, and was won by the Capitol Pachyderms. Jason Friedman is commentating.

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Tuk-Tuk Polo? 'Manic and hairy but a cracking day'

Eight teams competed for glory at the 2016 Tuk-Tuk Polo Championships in Galle, Sri Lanka at the weekend (20th to 21st February).

SOUNDBITE (English): Tim Edwards, tuk-tuk polo player:

Tuk-tuk polo is mounting tuk-tuks and playing polo. The sport originated, I guess polo has been around for centuries, in India especially, and from that it went to elephant polo, that started in Nepal back in the seventies, and Geoffrey Dobbs thought it might be quite fun to give it a go on tuk-tuks. So here we are today.

SOUNDBITE (English): Geoffrey Dobbs, Tuk-tuk polo founder

We don't have elephants or horses in Sri Lanka, so we do a thing with tuk-tuks. It's done for the masses, it's not an elitist sport.

SOUNDBITE (English): Tim Edwards, tuk-tuk polo player:

Its quite hard beacuse actually you are not in control of your tuk-tuk so you've got to communicate with your driver, and unless you speak Sinhalese that can be quite tricky. I'd say that's probably the hardest bit.

SOUNDBITE (English): Jeremy and Kristophe, Taprobane Team:

Pretty manic, chaos but absolutely brilliant fun, a really really cracking day... pretty hairy out there at times, with a couple of injuries so far, but we're still cracking on... seeing it through to the end, the bitter end shall we say.

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