Enjoy the legendary Geebung Polo Match on Easter weekend.
It was somewhere up the country, in a land of rock and scrub, that they formed an institution called the Geebung Polo Club . . . every Easter Sunday, crowds swarm to Victoria’s Dinner Plain to witness what has become a legendary event: The Geebung Polo match. The name of the game is victory as the High street boys (the Cuff ‘n’ Collar team) take on the local country cattlemen (Geebung Polo Club).
This bareback battle is Australia’s largest Polo match and in true Aussie style adheres just barely to accepted polo practice. Goalposts are made from snow gum trunks and rugged brumbies replace groomed ponies. Polo etiquette is redefined in the paddocks of Cobungra Station, and with neither umpires nor game rules, the action is nothing short of contagious.
With Mt Feathertop as backdrop, regular supporters rarely miss a meet, and visitor numbers increase annually; it’s claimed to be the largest match of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Entertainment doesn’t stop there: whip cracking, chopper rides and music gigs entertain the less horsy types. It’s a great gathering of people and players in a beautiful setting and all funds raised go towards charitable causes.
WHERE // Dinner Plain, High Country, Victoria.
DID YOU KNOW? // The event pays tribute to, and was inspired by, Banjo Paterson’s poem, The Geebung Polo Club.