The Jaipur Riding & Polo Club is organizing the JRPC Polo season at Bindaiyka from 8 March to 26 March. While making an effort to revive Jaipur’s Golden era of equestrian glory, they are also taking steps towards encouraging young polo talent for a global platform.
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With the vision to revive Jaipur’s Golden era of equestrian glory as well as encouraging young polo talent from Rajasthan for a global platform, the Jaipur Riding & Polo Club (JRPC) is organizing the JRPC Polo season at Bindaiyka from 8 March to 26 March for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Season will witness three low goal tournaments – Jaipur Gold Cup (International Ladies Tournament), Jaipur Polo Cup (4 Goal Out of Hat Tournament) and Chief Minister’s Cup (4 Goal Out of Hat Tournament)

Promoting Women Polo Players

Kicking off on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Season aptly began with an International Ladies Tournament. The tournament features teams from India, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, each bringing their unique talent to the competition. Shedding light on the tournament, the President and Founder of JRPC, Col. Kuldeep Singh Garcha shared that the sole purpose of the tournament is to encourage and promote women polo players in India as well as across the globe.  Through this tournament, JRPC hopes to inspire a new generation of young women to take up the sport and pave the way towards a more inclusive and diverse future for the sport.

It is noteworthy that the JRPC hosted the first ever International Ladies Polo Tournament in December 2002 in India and has been carrying on this tradition. At the local level, they are also training young women in polo to compete with the International Ladies’ Teams.

Col. Garcha and other dignitaries addressing a presser for the JRPC Polo Season

Skilling players for international standards

The Season has been organized primarily encourage the young polo talent of Rajasthan and train them for a global platform. “We are organizing low goal tournaments for the youngsters to promote them and create strong s base of players in the state. After the break owing to the pandemic, we want to revive the polo season to its former glory and to encourage and increase the number of polo players”, tells Col. Garcha while sharing more information about the initiative.

The women polo players for the International Ladies Polo Tournament

Col. Garcha is a world traveller and has played polo in more than 45 countries. He has represented India for more than 20 years and later was the coach for the Indian Polo Team, which reached the finals in 1995 and again in 2001. He has been the Federation of International Polo Ambassador for polo for the South East Asian Zone and has been the Rajasthan Steward for Polo for the Indian Polo Association. The JRPC, which was inaugurated in October 2000 by Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, is a result of his passion for the game and the strong will to keep the heritage sport of India thriving. Decorated with numerous honours, including the Arjuna Award, Col. Garcha’s  motto is training the young players and providing them with the opportunities to showcase their talent and crate skilled polo players representing India at international levels

1. Jaipur Gold Cup – International Ladies Polo Tournament (8 March to 12 March)

2. Jaipur Polo Cup – 4 Goal Out of Hat (13 March to 19 March)

3. Chief Minister’s Cup – 4 Goal Out of Hat (20 March to 26 March)

Where: JRPC Grounds, Bindaiyka Village, Near RIICO Industrial Area, Jaipur
When: All matches begin at 4.45 pm


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