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Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: An Action-packed Polo Weekend Coming Up

By Cheryl Otieno

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: An Action-packed Polo Weekend Coming Up

The Nairobi Polo Club, located off Ngong Road near Jamhuri Park, will be the center of action this weekend as it hosts The Connaught Cup.  For polo lovers, the tournament comes as a refreshing break as the three-day event kicks off on Friday 2nd July, from 11.00am.  The weekend action is slated to start at 12 noon on Saturday and 9.00am on Sunday.

previous winners of connaught cup

Advanced tickets can be purchased online: Daily tickets – kshs 500, Bundle deal – KShs 1,200 and KShs 3,500 per carload for tailgating.  These can be secured from ticketsasa.com.

Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on each of the event days.

Polo club:  photo courtesy of Nairobi Polo Club FB

The history of the Connaught Cup goes back to 1909, when it was presented by the Duke of Connaught to the Nairobi Polo Club, to be played for in an open championship.  It remains one of the prominent tournaments in the Kenya Polo Association calendar, attracting record participation by teams from across the country.