Thursday December 7, 2023
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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.


Pony Club Polo is split into seven sections:

  • Jorrocks (6 – under 11)
  • Handley Cross (9 – under 14)
  • Surtees (9 – under 14)
  • Loriner (12 – under 16)
  • Langford (under 17)
  • Rendell (16 – under 21)
  • Gannon (under 21)

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.

Jorrocks teams must take part in one qualifying tournament to be able to 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.



Stick and Balling and chukkas take place at The Suffolk Polo Club on Thursdays 6pm, and most Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, during the season which runs from April to mid September.  If you are interested in taking part in the polo training please contact Catherine Dettori.