Riders jockey for position at high speed in a race to score a goal at a Gilroy polo match.

For what has long been a “Gentleman’s Sport” for generations, the sport of polo has reached the Gilroy, away from the tony pastures of patrician England, last weekend at South Bay Polo’s Seventh Annual Garlic Cup Polo Tournament.

South Bay Polo offers group lessons in Gilroy for 10 weeks starting in July at 1290 Masten Avenue in Gilroy. Mounted on their equine partners, 12 players play on 300 feet by 130 feet grassy fields, horse and rider score by hitting a ball with a bamboo mallet through their opponent’s goal.

For more information check out southbaypolo.com.

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