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  • Polo





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.



Druids Lodge

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 this space for info about our next trip!


For more info, email the club at and like us on facebook to hear about match results and socials.

We look forward to seeing you at fresher’s fair!

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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