CANADA DOWNS BARBADOS IN POLO FINALE

There were thrills and spills this weekend at Holders Hill during the finale between Canada and Barbados. In the warm up match between Unna and Port Ferdinand, Pablo Crespin had a tumble from his horse in the second chukka.

An ambulance came on to the field and just as they brought out a stretcher for the still supine Crespin, he suddenly got up and started rotating his head to show he’s alright – much to the crowd’s audible relief. In the end, Port Ferdinand with 4 goals succumbed to the Unna team’s whopping 7.

Canada gave Barbados a similar drubbing where the Maple Leafs made 7 to the 3 Barbados scored in the first and second chukkas, Team Captain Bryan O’Leary not only expressed Gratitude but offered tribute to the passing of former President Keith Melville;-

Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Marie Legault, presented the prizes for the main event.

Polo is a game which is played in four quarters known as chukkas, after each chukka the goals switch around as opposed to football where the goalposts switch only once at half-time. It is one of the oldest equestrian games in the world with some placing it as starting with the early Mongol empire about 3,000 years ago.

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