All England Polo Club
PUBLISHED: 01:16 14 October 2011 | UPDATED: 21:38 20 February 2013
Play the sport of kings in all weathers at Hickstead
The All England Polo Club at Hickstead opens for arena polo this month. Its a safe way to learn the sport and you can play in any weather. A very civilised way to get to grips with the sport of kings!
Summer is over and as many outdoor activities and sports are drawing to an end, their winter counterparts are gearing up for an exciting new season. The All England Polo Club at Hickstead opens its doors in October for an action-packed winter of arena polo and is welcoming one and all to come and have a go at this adrenalin-fuelled game.
Polo is well-known as a summer sport but its baby brother arena polo is quickly becoming a hugely popular winter activity. Played in any weather within a closed arena, it is a fast, action-filled, exciting version of the traditional sport of polo. Its a safe way to learn the sport and because all the action takes place in an enclosed space of 100m x 50m, spectators get to see all the thrills and spills close up.
Arena polo is the ideal introduction to the sport. You do not even need your own ponies in fact you dont even need any previous riding experience. The All England Polo Clubs team of instructors and ponies will have you riding and hitting a ball in your first lesson. If you dont feel like saddling up, but are looking to do something a bit different with your weekend, the arena-side clubhouse serves hot and cold meals all day the perfect place to sit and enjoy your Sunday roast!
What it costs:
Spectators: Nothing, entry to polo matches is free. Competitive matches are held almost every weekend. Simply call the office or go online for details and times.
Have a go: An Intro to Polo Lesson costs 75 for adults or 60 for under 18s or those in full time education. Further concessions for group bookings.
01273 834 315