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.

Polo Training Weekend at Dallas Burston - 1st/2nd April

Warwickshire Hunt are hosting a polo training weekend to help teams and players prepare for the summer season. It will take place on 1st and 2nd April at Dallas Burston Polo Club on grass with the option of using their super arena if the weather necessitates.

Please find more information and a booking form below. Please email any queries and completed booking forms to mhpolo@live.com.

Dallas Burtson Polo Weekend - Information
Dallas Burston Polo Weekend - Booking Form

Arena Polo at Hickstead

Training and chukkas sessions every Sunday, times will vary. Special Pony Club membership £50 for winter season payable on the first day. Chukkas £5 each plus training/umpiring fee tba. First day training for those new to arena polo. Chukkas for the experienced.

Forward your name, age, Branch, size of pony, years played and arena experience, plus email, mobile and landline phone numbers to George Cramp email george@pilstye.co.uk or phone 07935750636.

PC Polo Rallies at Longdole Polo Club

Run by Dan Banks

£35 with hire pony
£25 on your own pony

Every Sunday at 10am

Please either ring Longdole on 01452864544 or EMAIL Dan to book in on: dan@longdolepolo.com

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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