ten, has much to say
about being a female in a male dominated sport. "People need to realise that female
polo is a real sport and a real profession. It's different to what it was a few years ago;
there's a huge market waiting to be explored. It exists and it's here to stay."
While female polo has advanced in recent years, especially in the UK and the US,
Argentina - world leader in male polo - has been slow catching up to this
phenomenon. The result is an imbalance in the sport, where an abundance of female
players want to make the transition from amateur to professional, but lack the
infrastructure of tournaments and the international circuit that is so established in
male polo. "There are many girls, especially from smaller towns in Argentina, who
want to go professional. Over the last few years their concept of polo has evolved and
there has been a huge advance in technique, style and riding. They play well and have
an organization set up, but to take it to the next level they need the support of the
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