Polo is like hockey on horseback! You have to hit the ball into the goal with your polo stick.
Each game is played between two teams with four players on each side. The game is divided into short, six minutes parts known as ’Chukkas’. The more experienced you are, the more chukkas there are in a game.
Can I do It?
Many of The Pony Club Branches and Centres offer Polo as an activity. If you want to become a Member of The Pony Club then you should check that the Branch or Centre you are joining will be able to help you play polo.
If your Branch doesn’t offer Polo as an activity then ask your DC to contact The Pony Club for more information on setting up Polo teams.
The Pony Club Polo is split into nine sections:
- Jorrocks (6 – Under 10)
- Handley Cross (9 – Under 14)
- Surtees (11 – Under 13)
- Hipwood (12 – Under 14)
- Loriner (13 – Under 16)
- Langford (14 – Under 17)
- Ladner (14 – Under 21)
- Rendell (15 – Under 21)
- Gannon (16 – Under 21)
Hipwood, Langford and Gannon are part of the Junior HPA. You must be part of a polo club to play in these Sections and will have a handicap. Jorrocks and Handley Cross – are played on general Pony Club ponies that must attend non polo rallies. In all other sections polo ponies can be used.
All of the Jorrocks teams play at the Jorrocks Championships in August which are held at Hurtwood Park. All other age groups must go to three qualifying tournaments to be able to go to the Senior Championships at Cowdray Park.