Polo / Polo Training

It is the intent of The Pony Club and HPA that all players will engage with training at Branch, Area and National level to improve their game and their standards of horsemastership and pony welfare.

It is recommended that players 12 years and above should have passed their C Test. Players in LOR, LAN, REN and GAN must have passed their HPA Rules Test.

A training event includes the following activities:

  • PC Branch instruction, including working rallies.
  • PC polo rallies.
  • PC/HPA courses organised at Branch, Area or National level.
  • PC/HPA overseas training.
  • PC/HPA lectures on horse management.
  • PC/HPA veterinary talk.
  • HPA Developement Courses.

Starter Packs

As you attract more children to try polo you may find it useful to purchase some Pony Club sticks and balls for younger children to have a go. SATSfaction is very generously offering two Pony Club starter kits at a 20% discount:  Please contact them on 01285 841542 or email sats@lineone.net.  Pony Club sticks are sizes 42 through 48.

• Jorrocks pack of 6 sticks and six hollow balls £185.00
• Jorrock and Handley Cross combined pack of 10 sticks, 10 hollow balls and 10 solid balls £340.00
• Carriage per pack would be £33.00 if your members don’t wish to collect

Pony Club Members are welcome to join their neighbouring Branches for polo, if it is not offered by their own Branch.

Details of polo rallies and training days will be posted here when available.

Area 14 Polo Rallies

To be held at Overton Farm, Barrows Lane, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6DE. Open to all members from any Branch.

Sunday 7 January
Sunday 4 February
Sunday 4 March

Provisional start time of 10.30am (subject to demand) and basic rally cost of £20.  Hire ponies available by arrangement, on a limited basis.

Please book in with Annabel Parry-Joyner by emailing annabelparryjoyner@yahoo.co.uk with Polo Rallies 2018 on the subject line.

Please supply name, parent or guardian email and telephone contact details, child’s age, riding ability and any polo experience, name and height of pony, or requesting pony hire if needed.

Arena Polo at Hickstead 2017-2018

Pony Club Arena Polo at Hickstead starts the first weekend in November and runs until March 2018. Beginners and players welcome from any Pony Club Branch or Centre for a fun and dynamic teaching programme.

For full details contact George Cramp. Email george@pilstye.co.uk or phone 07446 044941.


The Pony Club Polo Handbook sets out the curriculum for all training events which include Branch based working rallies, polo rallies, Area/regional courses, overseas training, development courses and dismounted lectures on horse management. 

Pony Club Polo Handbook

Players are encouraged to participate in Pony Club Efficiency Tests and Achievement Badges which are all relevant to Pony Club Polo. Please see below for more information:

Tests & Achievement Badges

Competition badges are also available and have been designed to highlight the important issues in the discipline and to encourage good training of horses and ponies. There are two levels:

Intro to Polo Badge
Polo Badge

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