But there was little chance of us playing one chukka
, never mind six, and the only one within 10 miles was us being thrown off our horses.
This new model comes in two styles including a chukka
boot in red-brown leather and black smooth tumbled leather, and an oxford in brown smooth tumbled leather.
Kenya survived a scare in the fourth chukka
when Gross lost her other stirrups and remained with one.
The Ghantoot foursome were not always in control, especially at the start of the match as they first trailed 1-2 at the end of the opening chukka
and then 2-3 at the end of the second.
It has always had the image of a hobby enjoyed by the wealthy, with stables full of horses and personal helicopters to get them to the chukka
on time, like the mud-spattered multimillionaires of Jilly Cooper's fevered imaginings in Polo.
Ponies are only allowed to play a maximum of two chukkas
, after which they have to be rested for 24 hours.
Roumeguere notched in a goal apiece in the first two chukkas
before Izzy Stichbury netted one in the third.
Though they enjoyed a better part of the exchanges, Desert Palm 2 were always in arrears in the first three chukkas
while trailing 1-2 at the end of the first, 2-3 at the second and 3-4 at the third chukka
After two 10-minute chukkas
and the match level at 4- 4 at full time, the captain of the four-strong team scored the killer goal in the sudden death phase of the tournament.
In between chukkas
they sit recovering and exchange banter.
Charles prefers the sport of princes and playboys, played on green lawns with expensive ponies, even more expensive hangers-on and champers after chukkas
The match was closely-fought with the first chukka
tied 2-2 and then Desert Palm 1 broke away for a 3-2 and 4-3 lead in the next two chukkas
and then 5-4 at the end of the fourth to finally hold on for a 7-5 win.
The actress admits she knows nothing about chukkas
and could shed no light on the game for chum Mary.
In the first match, led by patron Faris Al Yabhouni, Abu Dhabi were off to a quick start pumping in six goals in reply to just one within the first two chukkas
for a comfortable 6-1 cushion.
The sporting prince, who has a notoriously bad back, had to roll about on the ground with his legs in the air in between chukkas
just to keep going.