Introduction to Polo for Two
We really like this Experience within easy reach of Chobham, Surrey.
Delve into this wild, wonderful and illustrious sport at the world’s biggest polo training academy. Begin with a comprehensive briefing on the basic rules and theory of polo by expert instructors. Then get lots of time to practice ball hitting, polo riding, hooking and riding off. The polo ponies are well-schooled and there will be an instructor by your side. After your training, change into proper polo gear and mount your horse, and then it’s time to put what you’ve learnt into practice as you both play an instructional chukka. Aftewards, guests can stay and watch matches being played for the rest of the day. Fast-paced and skilful – polo is a great sport to play and to watch.
Runs Saturdays in winter (October to March) and Saturdays and Sundays in summer (April – September).
Polo is rarely cancelled due to bad weather.
Your two hour lesson will be followed by an instructional chukka follows, concluding around 11:30am, then there are either polo matches or practise sessions for you to watch in the afternoon, finishing around 5pm.
There is usually a ratio of 4 to 6 participants per instructor.
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.
Lunch isn’t included in this experience, but is available on the day at an extra charge. After your experience you can watch a full match between two club sides. The rules of the game dictate all players must use the polo stick with their right hand.