POLO EXPERIENCES – Essex 2017
October 3 - December 31
All Polo Experiences sessions are carried out by Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) qualified instructors, their skills, knowledge and instructional qualifications are unrivalled, so you can be sure of receiving the very best instruction at some of the most stunning polo locations throughout the UK.
After welcoming coffee and biscuits and safety briefing from your HPA instructor, you will receive an introduction to the rules of polo, the meaning of ‘the right of way’ and the ‘line of the ball’, before taking to the polo grounds where you will learn about the infamous polo mallet and varied shots, culminating in practice shots with polo balls.
Then it’s time to meet the polo pony that you will ride for the rest of your experience. All Polo Experience ponies are well schooled and perfectly safe for riders of all abilities. Once you are kitted out in the required safety gear, you will get on to your polo pony for some instructional riding. We ride polo ponies one handed, similar to ‘cowboy style’, so it is important to experience this safely. Once you have grasped the maneuverability of your skilled polo pony, it’s off to put everything in to practice in an instructional chukka. Its down to you now to score your first goal!! GOOD LUCK!
Polo Experiences are available through-out the year on a Friday evening. The start time will be confirmed by our event organiser at the time of booking. For groups we can arrange for specific dates, based on location – just contact us for details.
Suitable for experienced riders and complete novices. Minimum age is 12 years. Maximum weight is 15 stone. If you are outside this criteria please let us know by e-mail to:- email@example.com
We can arrange corporate days and groups such as hen & stag experiences, please contact us directly to arrange. E-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
As most of the Polo Experiences will take place in arenas the polo is rarely cancelled due to bad weather.
There will be up to six people taking part, with enough HPA instructors to ensure you have a great time.
Spectators are welcome at all the clubs and can watch the lesson. Dogs are allowed, provided they are well behaved and kept on a lead.
Please wear jeans or jodhpurs if you have them. Bring riding boots or a pair of shoes or boots with a low, solid heel. Bring a pair of thin leather or cotton gloves and a riding hat if you have them.
The rules of the game dictate all players must use the polo stick with their right hand (even the left-handers!).