Here we are at week three of my journey to learn how to play polo. As a quick recap, my first two weeks of lessons focused on being on the horse, understanding the basic concepts of how to swing while riding, training my hand-eye for a mounted swing, and of course more time on the horse. Time will tell. The biggest change of the past week was the fact that I introduced a private riding lesson into the mix. This is in addition to the three polo lessons that I have been taking throughout the week. Your posture while riding, position in the saddle, is key to everything that you want to do in polo. Ten horses, ten personalities. This is something I have finally started to learn. And when thinking about the horses that I have been riding over the last few weeks, I can honestly say that each of them are so incredibly different. But the one thing in particular that I have found so surprising is how different each of them can be.
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Our qualified HPA coaches will start you off with an introduction to the required riding style. We then run through the basic shots and tackling and have a mini game at the end of the hour. Those new to riding will quickly learn the basics.
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There is nothing else like it. What other competitive team sport requires you to hit a ball, maneuver your way through a cluster of thundering hooves, all while riding full-out on the back of a powerful horse? In the game of polo, people and their equine partners come together to play an exhilarating game, showcasing the incredible athleticism and coordination necessary of both horse and rider. If you have ever watched polo, you may find the idea of learning to play daunting. On the contrary, polo can be enjoyed by everyone, both men and women of any age. With the help of Certified Polo Instructors, polo schools and USPA clubs, people from all walks of life are able to pick up a mallet and participate in one of the oldest team sports still thriving today. Polo is a sport that can be enjoyed by a variety of people ranging from the serious competitor to the weekend amateur.
Learn to play like a pro Have a lesson with our excellent HPA qualified coach and you will be smashing that ball in no time! Practice your game play We play chukkas 3 times a week, to ensure your game play is constantly improving. Based in Guildford, just outside London A great location to keep your horse or pony and play polo, only 40 mins from London. Conroy Polo Conroy Polo is situated on a farm just outside of Guildford. We cater for all levels, from those picking up a stick for the first time, to accomplished players. The school was created with the idea of providing affordable access to polo, especially at Grassroots level.