History of polo

6th century BC

In Persia (today’s Iran) a game evolves in which riders on horses tried to get a ball into the other team’s goal. This game is so popular that Persian poets write about it in their works so that information about its fame can be saved for future generations.

The game subsequently spread from Persia to India and Japan. Here it became the entertainment of nobility.

1850s

British hussars learned the game of polo from the Indian aristocracy. They were in Manipur as colonisers and were protecting the interests of the British Empire there.

1859

The first polo club is established in the Indian city of Silchar. The game was subsequently imported to Great Britain with the returning military officers.

1876

Thanks to J. G. Bennettthe game of polo was brought to the USA, where it rapidly spread. New settlers also brought it from here to Argentina.

1900

Polo first appeared in the Summer Olympic Games, where it was won by an international American/British team. Polo subsequently became part of the Summer Olympic Games until the year 1936.

Today

Polo is played in dozens of countries the world over, with hundreds of clubs having been formed.

Argentina was the world champion for the first time in 1949. Other strong countries include the USA, England, China, India, Tibet, Manipur and Mongolia. In addition to the aforementioned England, polo is played in most European countries, including the Czech Republic.

Inspiring programme

1st day - easy start

  • LATER IN THE MORNING: go sightseeing at the farm, taking up with local pets - sheeps Ráchel and Rebeka, turkeys Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, guineafowls, chickens, geese, a big friendly Noe, horses and cats
  • LUNCH: you are welcome to have it at a near restaurant
  • AFTERNOON: relaxing at the farm, swimming in the lake if possible or walk around the farm
  • EVENING: feed the pets
  • DINNER: at a near restaurant Devon
  • visit our sauna in an outdoor cooling larch barrel

2nd day - sport and cognition 1

  • MORNING: an option to take part in an activity in feeding the pets and earn pony money (stájovky) - money valid at our farm and several restaurants nearby
  • Genuine farm breakfast
  • LATER IN THE MORNING: visit Velká Dohoda, a beautiful area for families with children at any age. This climbing area offers a lot of simple and difficult fairways, option to get a lift on harness which is 30-metre high, to crawl an amateurish cave or to get up on a rock
  • LUNCH: e.g. at the restaurant Olšovec in Jedovnice. There is a local pond Olšovec in which you can bathe and it is 42-hectare large. In the summer time you can even borrow a little boat to go around
  • AFTERNOON: visit the cave Výpustek where during the Second World War stood a secret factory and an antinuclear hideout during normalization. The visit takes one hour approx. After the previous order you can play an escape game
  • DINNER: at some restaurant in Brno
  • EVENING: visit the Brno Observatory and Planetarium, one of the high-tech observatories in Europe

3rd day - Křtiny (2 km / 1,24 mile from the farm)

  • Genuine farm breakfast
  • LATER IN THE MORNING: a trip to Křtiny. It offers local architecture to go sightseeing at. We will ensure you an exclusive visit of Marian church by Santini where a local parson will guide you. You can also visit a local ossuary and listen to chime
  • LUNCH: at a local Château restaurant offering delicious venison
  • AFTERNOON: families with little children can go along the path known as a snail Krasík. Others can choose a peaceful walk along Arboretum.
  • Relax at the farm, we will lend you board games to play on terrace
  • DINNER: at one of the best restaurants in Brno called Havana - 10 minutes from the farm Noe
  • Relax in a hot tub - larch barrel heated on 37,5 °C (99,5° Fahrenheit)

4th day - sport and cognition 2

  • Genuine farm breakfast
  • LATER IN THE MORNING: Speleoart - a unique experience in Moravian Karst - visit commonly unavailable caves on your own - from the simplest for children to hardest where you can even go rock climbing, always with a professional guide of course
  • LUNCH: at some restaurant in Brno
  • AFTERNOON: visit Vida centra in Brno - interactive centres where children are able to try to launch hydric rocket, freeze own shade, try to forecast the weather or feel an earthquake
  • DINNER: at some restaurant in Brno

5th day - The Macocha Abyss and caves

  • Genuine farm breakfast
  • A trip to the Macocha Abyss (necessary booking in advance) and then visit to famous stalagmite caves - Kateřinka, Sloup-Šošůvka Caves and so on
  • LUNCH: at some restaurant nearby the Macocha Abyss
  • On the way back, visit the watchtower called Alexandrovka. We will tell you a secret about an impressive surrounding and believe us, it's impossible to not return there
  • DINNER: at some restaurant nearby
  • EVENING: Relax in a hot tub - larch barrel heated on 37,5 °C (99,5° Fahrenheit)

6th day - Bicycle or segway touring

  • Genuine farm breakfast
  • After the previous agreement we will ensure you to hire bicycles or segways. You can go a bikeway that is 200 metre-long (e.g. to Bukovinky, to pubs with garden or to Jedovnice where you can bathe in a pond called Olšovec)
  • While going from Jedovnice you can go sightseeing in a mill in Rudice and also Rudické propadání where a pond Jedovnice floats down to a depth of 90 metres

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