Indoor polo rules

Three players per team compete in an enclosure with dirt surface that measures approximately 100 by 50 yards surrounded by 4-foot walls.

There are four chukkers, or periods, of seven minutes, 30 seconds each.


Riders change horses at the end of each chukker.

The arena ball is similar to a mini soccer ball, larger than the small hard plastic balls used outdoors


The ball is still in play when struck off wall.

Throw-ins are used to determine possession in each chukker and after each goal.

Constant changes of direction prompt quick transition from offense to defense, emphasizing team play.

Ponies' manes are shortened and tails tied.

Ponies wear shin guards; players wear helmets and knee guards.