The Staffordshire Polo Blog
|Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 17:00||comments (2)|
February 8-11th saw University teams from all over the country descend on Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Rugby for the Arena University Nationals. Henderson Polo took teams from Manchester, Liverpool and Harper Adams. Two teams from Harper won their divisions and Liverpool teams battled hard in very close finals. We took 13 ponies with us, and all did us proud. They are now safely home and back in their big barns and will have a well deserved week off before coaching commences again next week! Well done to all our teams!
|Posted on 16 January, 2018 at 19:30||comments (0)|
We are now well into our winter Arena season, and are about to start some serious team training with our Schools and University teams as they gear up for the Winter National competitions in February.
We had a wonderful summer at Henderson Polo, with the arrival of 4 new foals, 3 of which are by our resident Stallion Mimic, imported by Glynn from New Zealand. They all have bright futures ahead of them, and we hope we have a future star amongst them! Welcome Manuka, Midge, Immy and Echo.
|Posted on 25 April, 2016 at 16:05||comments (0)|
Last week was the Cheshire Polo Club start of season party, and this week (weather permitting!) we start our first chukkas outside on the fields in Tarporley. It promises to be a busy season for the academy. If you haven't already booked your coaching session in, now is the time to do so!
|Posted on 5 February, 2016 at 9:45||comments (0)|
Arena Chukkas are held every Friday from 6pm. Not suitable for complete beginners, but all other levels welcome. Come and have a glass of wine and play two chukkas. Either hire our ponies to play (£55 for two chukkas) or bring your own ponies along. Hope to see you soon!
|Posted on 4 September, 2015 at 7:00||comments (0)|
Glynn will be at Chester racecourse today, tomorrow and Sunday at their international polo event. Have a go on 'splinter' the wooden horse to practice some polo shots, ask any questions you may have and book in for coaching.
|Posted on 2 January, 2015 at 7:20||comments (0)|
A very Happy New Year to all Staffordshire Polo's clients! We have now had the shortest day and are on the countdown to those lovely long summer evenings of polo... In the meantime the arena season is in full swing, and all ponies are now back in action after their Christmas holidays. The pre-Christmas 'Tinsel & Polo' tournament was a really fun day, with mulled wine, mince pies and a some very competitive polo! The ponies (with one notable exception) seemed to enjoy being tinselled-up, and the post-polo pub lunch went down a treat. Already looking forward to the next one! Today we have the Meynell pony club having a polo rally in the morning followed by private polo coaching this afternoon.
|Posted on 27 November, 2014 at 11:40||comments (0)|
Last weekend Staffordshire Polo's teams from Liverpool and Manchester Universities took part in the University Challenge tournament at Rugby Polo Club. Considering some players had never taken part in a tournament before the standard of polo was brilliant! Well done to everyone who took part!
|Posted on 3 November, 2014 at 8:30||comments (0)|
In the last few weeks we've had a few bookings for 2015 hen parties. People are after a fun alternative activity for all levels of riders to enjoy. One group are also bringing the stags for a competitive 'hen v stag' chukka at the end of the day- what a good idea! Get in touch to enquire about your hen part or special event.
|Posted on 17 October, 2014 at 19:20||comments (0)|
It is feeling very Autumnal today and soon the ponies will all come in to their winter pens and the coundown to the schools and universities winter nationals will begin! Think it's safe to conclude that the summer season is now well and truly over. The photo below is from our last coaching session on our polo field. It will be arena polo now until next year... Ah well, at least the ball is bigger and easier to hit indoors!