Polo / Polo Training

Have a look at the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) Page to find out more information on how your Branch/Centre can claim funding for polo taster days or rallies.

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.


Details of polo rallies and training days will be posted here when available. Please also give our Pony Club Polo Facebook page a like for news and updates!

Easter Holiday Training

Crawley and Horsham Pony Club are running a three day training course at Wormley, Surrey on 8th, 9th and 10th April 2019. The course is open to Pony Club Members from all Branches and Centres, not just Crawley and Horsham Members, specifically those playing in the Jorrocks and Handley Cross sections as well as complete beginners.

Training will be run by Pony Club and HPA qualified coaches from 9am – 4pm each day. There will be a mix of training sessions, chukka practise as well as lectures in the clubhouse on a range of areas including pony fitness, shoeing, tack fitting, feeding.

There are 20 spaces available (first come first served).

The course costs £130 for an action packed 3 days of polo in a safe environment.

To book onto the course please contact George Cramp:
george@pilstye.co.uk or 07446 044941

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

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

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