Polo Days At Rugby Polo Club

Rugby polo club offer full and half day polo courses. Whether you are a complete beginner or an established player wanting to brush up on your skills, we have a polo day package to suit you.

Rugby polo club can offer polo day courses come summer or winter. Now we are in winter, play doesn’t have to stop! Rugby has some of the best arena polo facilities in the U.K. The arena season is a great time to take up polo as it is much more beginner friendly. Arena polo is held in a regulation arena has solid walls and is typically 100×45 meters long. You get more out of your arena chukka than you do your grass chukka at the beginner levels. More action inside a smaller space. In arena polo less time is spent chasing downfield without the ball, and more time hooking mallets and riding off your opponent out of the way to take possession of the ball.

Full day polo course for beginners consists of the following

10.00am Arrive & be welcomed with morning coffee in the

chukka bar and meet your coach for the day.

10.15am Introduction to polo

10.30am Polo Riding

11.00am Basic shots on the stick side

11.30am Riding Off & hooking

12.30pm Lunch in the chukka bar

1.30pm Practice Backhands

3.15pm introduction to chukkas using the “tactics” board

3.45pm Play polo chukkas in matched teams

4.45pm Post-match discussion over drinks in the chukka bar

Meet Rugby Polo club coaches Philip Baker and Chris Milton both qualified HPA coaches. Between them they have over 30 years’ experience of riding and polo. Both Philip and Chris have a very friendly but informative style of teaching.


Rugby are renowned for having a range of polo ponies suitable for total non-riders up to the more confident player who wants to step up a few gears. We also provide all the equipment needed.

If you’re a rider looking for something more to do on a horse, spice it up a little by taking a polo lesson (or 2). Or a non-horsey type looking for a new challenge, I guarantee you’ll be hooked! We will accept you with open arms and show you what we love about polo.

For those of you who already play our next club level polo course is Saturday 3rd March open to non-members.  Our next beginner polo course is Sunday 25th March. Prices are £150 per day if you need to hire a horse & £85 on your own pony. If you have any questions just let me know via email on jayna@onleygroundsec.com or call 01788817724


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