India’s First All Women’s Polo teams offer an electrifying presentation, along with an exciting clash for The Tata Polo Cup 2016

  Both aspects of my life stimulate the mind to react quickly, efficiently and effectively. The law predicates careful precision and caution, polo just expects caution and precision to be exercised quickly. I started polo as a teenager around the same time that I joined Tata House in Doon School, so polo and the Tatas came into my life contemporaneously.

His Excellency, The High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Nadir Patel very kindly consented to flag off India’s First All Womens’ polo chukker presented by Lockheed Martin.


The women players include Avshreya Rudy, a Mayo-ite with excellent riding skills and the daughter of the Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy and golfing champion Neelam Rudy. Rina Shah who has a brilliant track record in her polo achievements including winning the MG & G Area Polo Cup in 2013, Umaid Bhavan Cup 2014, Jodhpur Cup 2014, Beginners Cup Jodhpur – 2013 and Hermes Cup Jodhpur 2015, she started playing chukkers in 2012 and participated in her first  tournament in 2013. Her current handicap is -2 and she represents the Amateur Riding Club. Other players are Leonie Darsow from Germany, who lives in Hamburg and works at Lufthansa Technik, French player Carine Barbewho lived in India for several years and works with Air France. Manisha Pattu who represented India in tennis at the Olympics and is an accomplished wife of the Commandant of the 61st Cavalry, Monica Saxena, a seasoned player and wife of polo commentator and player Sharad Saxena, Sonia Jabbar from Assam and Maya Chandra. Sonia and Maya not only play polo tournaments, but also keeps fit during the off season by playing cycle polo.