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Polocrosse is a team sport that – as the name might suggest – combines elements of polo and lacrosse. Played on horseback, with riders using a racquet to pass a ball and score goals, polocrosse is popular in Australia and slowly gaining recognition in other countries.

Polocrosse is played on a square field up to 160 yards long (146m) and 160 yards wide. The aim is to score goals in the opposing team's goal posts. Each team consists of six players divided into two sections: attack, midfield, and defence.

As far as equipment goes, players use a customised polocrosse racquet, which is basically a lacrosse stick with a larger head. The ball is made of sponge rubber, approximately four inches in diameter and perforated to reduce wind resistance and make it easier to catch.

Like polo, teams compete in ‘chukkas’ that typically last for about eight to ten minutes. When it comes to passing, the ball must be passed or bounced between teammates fairly quickly - riders cannot carry the ball for more than a few seconds.

Polocrosse associations and federations are slowly being established globally to promote the sport and facilitate tournaments and international competitions.

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