Ocho Rios at the north coast of Jamaica is known for its waterfalls and exotic gardens. But what most people don´t know, there is a lot more to enjoy in this wonderful Caribbean town. There are countless activities and sporting events to engage in from tennis, volleyball, skiing, snorkeling, hiking, cycling to the game of polo.
Visit the Chukka Cove Polo Club for an exciting game of polo which is very much alive in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With Jamaica’s climate, polo can be played all year round, but the main season lasts from mid-January to the end of April. Each season kicks off with the Ladies Tournament and is followed by visits from other polo-playing friends. Those escaping colder climates such as Chicago, Rhode Island and even England come to play polo in Ocho Rios.
The polo field is equal to the size of 9 football fields, 300 yards long and 150 yards wide to be exact. It is carefully maintained and closely mowed to provide a safe, fast playing surface. During polo season, spectators are welcome. Entry is usually free unless there is an organized tournament taking place. Polo requires active spectator participation, so make sure you bring your sporting spirit along with your garden chairs, picnic basket and binoculars.
Come to Ocho Rios and experience Jamaica’s polo! After the third and sixth chukkers, leave your picnic tables and help replace the divots in the field. 😉
Featured photo by Steve Mclaren.