World Elephant Polo Championships
March 18, 2015 5:25 AM   Subscribe

Prior to our arrival in Nepal the following day, only one member of our squad had played elephant polo, in a brief exhibition. The rest of us had neither sat atop an elephant nor played horse polo nor spent much time atop a horse. We had "practiced" twice at a windswept parking lot along the beach in Queens, New York, in bitter cold, using mallets fashioned from PVC pipe and riding on top of SUVs in place of elephants. It was funny but not entirely helpful.
posted by ellieBOA (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This makes me sad for the elephants. Thankfully, Ringling Brothers is retiring all of theirs.
posted by harrietthespy at 8:04 AM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

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