Saddle up and get to grips with this fun and challenging game at the world's biggest polo training academy. Begin with a briefing on the fundamental rules and theory of the sport by expert polo instructors. Next, get a chance to practice aspects of the game such as polo riding, ball hitting, hooking and riding off, all of which will be explained on the day. Then mount a mechanical horse to master basic swings before jumping on a pony to take part in a 'stick and ball' session. After your training it's time to change into official polo gear and mount your horse to put your newfound skills to the test as you both play an instructional chukka. You are welcome to stay for the remainder of the day and watch full matches being played.
Tuesday to Friday throughout the year, with occasional weekend dates (availability is subject to match schedules). The club is closed on Mondays.
Polo is rarely cancelled due to bad weather.
Numbers On Day
There'll be up to four people taking part, with enough instructors to ensure lots of individual attention.
Spectators are welcome at the club and can watch play from the grandstands. Dogs are allowed, provided they are well behaved and kept on a lead.
Dress warmly and comfortably. Wear jodhpurs if you have them. Bring riding boots or a pair of substantial shoes or boots with a low, solid heel (no high heels!). Bring a pair of thin leather or cotton gloves and a riding hat if you have them.
Minimum age is 6. Minimum height is 5'. Minimum weight is 6 stone, maximum 20 stone. Please let us know when booking if you weigh more than 15 stone, so we can ensure a suitable horse is available. Suitable for experienced riders and complete novices.
The rules of the game dictate all players must use the polo stick with their right hand (even the left-handers!).