Learn the Sport of Kings at the Barbados Polo Club
In addition to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and the incredible Sandy Lane resort, the former British colony of Barbados also has a strong sporting tradition; aristocrats and officers have been playing polo there since 1884. Now you can learn the sport of kings during your stay on the island thanks to a new offering at the Barbados Polo Club. The club's swashbuckling vice captain Jeff Evelyn is now offering lessons consisting of personal instruction on wielding the mallet, hitting the ball, and of course staying in the saddle while doing so; polo ponies are provided from the club's stable. He also stages practice matches at the club's Holders polo grounds in St. James so you can try your hand at scoring a goal. The Barbados Polo Open, where world-class sportsmen such as Britain's Prince Harry compete, takes place March 14-21.