POLO is the biggest adrenalin rush you will ever get, according to a player in this weekend’s Millamolong John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival.
“You’re going flat out chasing a tiny little white ball,” Richard Connell said.
“It’s a very fast game, it’s a bit like AFL, there’s always something going on across the field.”
Mr Connell said the weekend-long carnival was a great chance for newcomers to the game to see some great polo.
“There’s a lot of tactical play and, as with anything, if you can read the game and the tactics, you’ve got a huge advantage,” he said.
It is not just polo that will entertain crowds during the two-day event.
Millamolong Polo Carnival Committee member Mel Ashton said family-friendly activities would keep people busy both days.
Along with polo on Saturday, crowds will enjoy a varsity bicycle polo match, great food, live music and the much-anticipated horse v car v helicopter race.
Ms Ashton said the unusual race will be held each day and is a crowd favourite.
“The race is serious now it’s in its third year,” she said.
The Volvo car won the inaugural race in 2011, while the horse came out on top last year.
On Sunday’s family fun day children take centre stage, with a $10 wristband securing them unlimited activities on the day.
“There will be a kids disco, face painting, drawing, jumping castle and pony rides all day long,” Ms Ashton said.
At 12.30pm on Sunday, there will be a huge lolly drop on the playing field, with children asked to search for a winning golden ticket.
“The golden ticket winner each year gets to go up in a helicopter,” Ms Ashton said.
The Millamolong Polo Club is located in Mandurama, approximately 52 kilometres south of Orange.
Entry is by gold coin donation.