Manipur, India is where modern polo was born. It lays claim to Mapal Kangjeibung, the oldest polo ground that is still active. In 2014, the state celebrated the 150th anniversary of modern polo. Though still played, the sport has been declining. The reason for this, The New York Times reports, is due to the reduction of the Manipuri pony.
It would be a shame if they don’t find a way to survive. Just by watching the video above of a 2014 match at Mapal Kangjeibung is enough to show there are still advocates for both polo and the ponies.
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