Sunday January 16, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Polo

POLO MANAGER – Sue Boher

Phone: 01373 836158

Email: sue.boher@live.co.uk

Polo Trainer – Kirstin Young

Phone: 01373 453511 mobile 07773686316

Email: kirst.young@gmail.com

 Link to Polo pages of main PC website click here

For Polo Results see the Polo Results sub-page.

Rallies take place on a regular basis at Southfield House – come and have a go it’s great fun!  Anyone interested in taking part please contact Sue or Kirstin.

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 has four objectives:

  • Help young players to understand the basic principles of polo: rules, riding, tactics, striking the ball and the care and welfare of ponies.
  • Set high standards of conduct with a competitive spirit in a team sport.
  • Provide a bridge to the adult game.
  • Have fun.
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.