The polo club is a sociable, fun and competitive club which caters for people who’ve never sat on a horse before, to those who play regularly outside of uni. Many of our members have backgrounds in riding, and joining the polo club is a fantastic way to carry on riding whilst being involved in a fast paced team sport.
If you’ve ever considered dipping your toe into the thrilling world of polo, then now is the time to do so, as university training and matches are the cheapest you will ever get! And, you can play as competitively or as casually as you like, without the extortionate costs of full polo playing commitment.
We train weekly (usually Wednesday afternoons) at Druid’s lodge in Wiltshire with internationally renowned HPA coach, Giles Ormerod. An hour and a half lesson includes stick and balling, drills and practice chukkas for £45 per session. There is a £5 discount for every fresher you drive, so if you are thinking of bringing your car to uni then definitely do so!
We also run lessons on weekends for non-beginner players at Longdole polo club in Gloucestershire.
Whilst training prices may seem steep, unlike most sports teams, we do not require you to train every week or purchase a gym membership to compete.
We regularly compete in a number of friendly matches, tournaments and varsities throughout the year, with opportunities for everyone from beginners to open players to take part. There is also the Exeter league at Druids Lodge Polo Club, which is played sporadically throughout the term on Fridays; we have a great record in this; having won in previous years and finishing runners up in 2015.
The highlight of our season is the SUPA winter and summer nationals which allows teams of all abilities from the club to compete against universities from all over the country, it’s also a great social event.
Socials run throughout the year and can be anything from curry nights to our annual bar crawl with UWE polo club. We also have some exciting external club trips planned for our members, including Polo on the beach, the Queens Cup, and our summer trip abroad – last year we played polo in the south of France..watch this space for info about our next trip!
For more info, email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org and like us on facebook to hear about match results and socials.
We look forward to seeing you at fresher’s fair!
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