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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