Sports in Barbados.. from horseracing to golf

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There are many sports in Barbados for both spectators and for those that would like to participate.

Barbados is probably best known for the national sport of cricket, and was the host for the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in 2007.

To host the games a beautiful new stadium the Kensington Oval was built.
cricket Barbados has produced several of the most famous players in International cricket the most well known being Sir Garfield Sobers who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the sport.

You can watch cricket almost all year around at several cricket grounds in Barbados but the main one is Kensington.

Golf has become one of the more popular sports in Barbados with some of the great golf courses attracting International attention. golf There are a number of clubs to choose from, Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, Sandy Lane Golf and Country Club, Barbados Golf Club and Rockley Golf Course.

The Sandy Lane Golf and Country Club was chosen by top golfer Tiger Woods to have his wedding.

Horse racing in Barbados is a huge attraction and is a guaranteed day of fun and excitement. horse racing Horse racing is held at the Garrison Savannah where it has been held since 1845, it's an area in Barbados steeped in history.

The quality of jockeys and horses is of International standards as shown by Patrick Husbands who frequently races in Canada.

Polo has become another popular International spectator sport in Barbados. polo Polo has been played on the island since the 1800's, but today players and spectators from around the world come for the International matches hosted by Barbados.

If horseback riding is something you've always wanted to do, Barbados is the ideal place to give it a try. horseback riding

You can ride for miles on the beautiful beaches enjoying the peace and quiet while taking in the breathtaking landscape.

Or go trail riding through the stunning countryside enjoying the picturesque local scenery and fantastic views of the East Coast.

Kendal Sporting is a shooting club where they have handgun target shooting, clay pigeon shooting, archery and paintballing. shooting If you've ever wanted to try pistol shooting this is the place to give it a try.

Kendal is located in a very scenic part of the island at Carrington, in the Parish of St. Phillip.

Shooting is a sport that is very popular with a shooting range that the Barbados Rifle and Pistol Association runs at the National Stadium.

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