From 27 June to 13 July 2015, the world’s top teams will gather to battle it out for the honour of taking home the world title during a spectacular 16 day event held at KZN’s stunning Shongweni Equestrian Centre. These teams will be determined to show the world what they have to offer and to do their home nations proud.
The 8 teams will be divided into 2 pools, consisting of 4 teams each. The teams in each pool will come head to head with one another in an elimination round to select the top 2 teams from each pool which will play for the semi-final, and final following those results.
South Africa will be supplying over 130 A grade horses for the incoming countries to use during the test matches. The Polocrosse community in South Africa, although small, have shown an enormous amount of enthusiasm and support for their team through the lending of their precious horses to form the pools. These horses will be divided into 8 “pools”, carefully selected as to create groups of equalability and skill. These will be fairly drawn by the teams through a blind select process.
Each pool will have a designated horse coordinator who will see to the fair treatment and playing of each animal throughout the tournament.
What is Polocrosse?
Polocrosse is a fast-paced, skillful, and exciting game played on horseback. It presents an incomparable athletic challenge involving speed and stamina; and also depends on lightning quick reflexes in both horse and rider. This adrenaline fueled sport is often described as a combination lacrosse, and caters for all levels of ability and competitiveness.
Polocrosse World Cup 2015
1st African Polocrosse World Cup— 27 June to 13 July 2015.
- Hosting teams from UK, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- South Africa won the 2011 World Cup after a toughly contested event in England
- World’s best ranked player, Jannie Steenkamp, is on the South African team
- SA Polocrosse community is committed to youth development and transformation
- Youngest member of South African 2015 team is only 18 years old