Stupid but Interesting Sports – Polocrosse

Who on earth would play this sport? Surely it isn’t something that you’d getting any credence from saying you are top player in the sport. Imagine if Michael Williams had pulled these lines out instead of what he actually did say to the Police when pulled over for drink driving.

“Do you know who I am Officer?, I am a top player of polocrosse?”

Polocrosse? I mean the name is just gay, it even looks gay…polo without the hard hammer things:

Polocrosse is a team sport that is played all over the world. It is a combination of polo and lacrosse. It is played outside, on a field (the pitch), on horseback. Each rider uses a cane stick to which is attached a racquet head with a loose, thread net, in which the ball is carried. The ball is made of sponge rubber and is approximately four inches across. The objective is to score goals by throwing the ball between the opposing team’s goal posts.

Anyone who can ride a horse can play polocrosse, which also helps improve riding skills. All ages and abilities are encouraged to play and the Pony Club have recognised polocrosse as a horse sport.

Apparently it is recognised worldwide, barely, and people travel all over the world to play it. 

Here is a video of the 2011 Polocrosse World Cup which features the NZ women’s team:


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  • Random66

    hmmm I wonder which one can’t handle their drink – or am I wrong?

    • dotcom

      And drive cars, as well as ride horses?

      • Agent BallSack

        You can lose your licence riding a bicycle over the limit, any form of transportation in a public area will suffice.

  • Andy

    does this “sport” really exist
    What about “back yard” cricket is that international as well.

    • dotcom

      Beach cricket is international these days.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Toe wrestling? “one, two, three, four, I declare a toe war”
    Shin kicking (champion in 2012 – Zac Warren of Worcestershire)
    Ferret legging
    Extreme ironing
    Cheese rolling (yep, we’ve all seen this one on TV)
    20 countries participate in the World Sauna Championship

    • Bunswalla

      Pro-celebrity hoovering is my favourite

      • In Vino Veritas

        Buns, the sports I listed are “real”!!

        • Bunswalla

          I’m sure I saw it once on Sky Sport 3…

      • tarkwin

        Extreme ironing is quite cool to watch.

  • Agent BallSack

    Holy crap thats the womens team?
    Edit: engages brain before commenting -)

  • ConwayCaptain

    Dont take the piss. You have to be a good rider to play. It doesnt need expensive string of polo ponies and can be played with reasonably fit pony club mounts. It is played by many people and is played all over NZ.

    • dotcom

      And there are reports that in order to participate in this particular sport, as distinct from other sports like rugby or cricket or tennis or bowls for example, it can be helpful if you have the valid authority to be able to drive your car and horse-trailer to and from the events.

      • Grizz30

        It is a team sport. You would have to car pool with another team member that has one of those double horse floats if you were ineligible to drive. Maybe because you were disquilified after being caught drink driving.

  • Shoreboy57

    Played in Gisborne?

  • BJ

    300 people play this sport in NZ compared to 12,000 in Aussie. International event here in NZ Turangi 28-31 March. NZ team selection started mid January – team to be announced 17 February.

    Imagine the furor if one of those that was to be selected has a recent conviction against them. Has someone duped the judge?

    • Shoreboy57

      May be more media coverage of polocrosse than ever before….

  • Hang him

    It will be an old money stitch up, the judge will have gone to boarding school with her parents. I bet she didn’t go to school in Gisborne. Most likely mates with hit and run stock broker in Auckland.

  • BJ

    My guess is if the Kiwis beat the Aussies the next port of call will be Canada

  • Jaffa

    Is it illegal to be drunk in charge of a horse, if you are not on a public road?

    And what if the horse is in charge of you?

    Been there!

  • kehua

    Nothing Gay about this sport , very fast, very physical and demanding on both pony and rider. In NZ it is particularly strong in the Manawatu/ King Country/ Central North Is but also in many other Rural parts of the country. Not sure about the numbers but I would imagine it would be more than 300 Juniors alone and perhaps as many as 8/900 total.