Polo is an addictive, fast and furious contact sport which only requires four players to make up a team (three in the arena in winter). It is a rare team game where Third Form and Sixth Formers can play on the same side – and they frequently do.
We encourage everyone to play polo from experienced players to complete beginners. As long as a boy can ride confidently at walk, trot and canter he can come along and start learning to play polo. A coaching session includes tuition, pony hire, mallet hire and can even include borrowing a riding hat if necessary. Most sessions end with a fun and instructional chukka.
This is an all year round activity as the summer polo season runs from April until September and the arena season starts in October. On Thursday afternoons at Druids Lodge Polo Club near Stonehenge, there are lessons for both beginner and advanced players on superb ponies with experienced, licenced HPA coaches. Matches take place on at a variety of different polo grounds throughout the year, depending on the location of the opponents or the tournament. There is also opportunity for players at all levels to take part in the SUPA tournaments against a variety of other schools in March and June.
Boys are able to have riding lessons at a local equestrian centre. Both those who are complete beginners and boys who have had some riding experience are welcome to join.
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