Whether in practice or tournament play there are specific equipment requirements for both riders and horses.
All riders are required to wear a helmet, boots, and have a racquet. In practices riders may wear jeans, white pants or other appropriate riding pants. Spurs are ok as long as they do not have any sharp wheels or points. A whip can be carried but must have a leather flap of 1″ or greater at the tip.
Horses must have polo raps or sport boots, bell boots, and no bits with protrusions bars that can get caught in close contact. Snaffles or kimberwick bits are most commonly used. No sharp buckles are allowed that can harm a horse or rider. A saddle without a horn is recommended but not required for practices.
In addition to the requirements above, when playing in a tournament riders must wear matching team jerseys, white pants, and use a hornless saddle with a breastplate. Each jersey must be numbered 1,2, or 3 based upon the position the player has in the game. In Tournaments it is recommended that horses their tails tied in up position for their safety.
Players in Minnesota Polocrosse Club wear a navy jersey, white pants, with blue saddle pad, white polo wraps/sport boots, and black bell bottoms. The helmet of choice is the New Darby polocrosse helmet with face mask. White jerseys are worn only in tournaments as an alternate to navy if the opposing team is in navy or if we are playing another Minnesota Club team.
For more information on where to order your polocrosse equipment, check out our ‘Equipment Vendors‘ page.
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