Club Information & F.A.Q.

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Club Contacts & Key People

The RT Hon Jamie Douglas – Club Chairman
jamie@edinburghpolo.com

James Douglas – HPA Coach & Polo Manager
james@edinburghpolo.com

Rebecca Archer – Club Secretary & Events Manager
rebecca@edinburghpolo.com

Sophie St Clair Tisdall – Welfare Officer & Ladies Polo Manager
sophie@edinburghpolo.com

Useful Links

The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) Club members are required to have an HPA membership.

HPA Website

SUPA – For Students who wish to play, a SUPA membership is required.

SUPA Website

Club F.A.Q & Useful Information

How Do I Become a Member?

Club membership is open to all regardless of abilities, for total beginners the club has a coaching program and wooden horse.

For new membership enquires please see the contact page for details of the club secretary

Students may play with their own ponies or hire from the club provided they have a SUPA membership but should in all cases contact the club secretary if they have not played at Edinburgh before.

Are Beginners Welcome?

Club membership is open to all regardless of abilities, James Douglas is the clubs HPA coach and is ranked as a 3 goal arena player and 2 goal grass player.

James has coached beginners of all ages and often takes student lessons through the season for universities as well as individual lessons.

To find out more please contact James Douglas on our ‘Contact Page’.

Do I Need My Own Equipment?

The Club has a number of helmets and sticks that are included in the price of beginner lessons and events. If you are a non standard size please advise the events or polo manager at the time of booking.

For members wishing to play regularly you are required to have your own equipment even if you are hiring horses, the club does have a limited number of mallets but it is advisable you have your own. It is also required that you have your own; helmet, knee pads, riding boots and gloves.

Here is a list of the current Polo Helmets that meet approval.

Charles Owen Palermo Polo  PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen  Polo Edition PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen Young Rider Polo PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Armis PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
GPA Speed Air/X2 UTAC/CRITT 04/2015

Please see the following links for online shops that stock polo kit.

What Can I Expect?

There is a lovely friendly relaxed atmosphere during the winter and summer seasons with plenty of healthy competition with the other Scottish Clubs. Matches are frequently held at Dalmahoy or at Scone Palace in Perthshire or Piddlesheugh in the Borders.

The club offers a casual atmosphere during Chukkas and requests only that members bring white or blue polo-shirts to play in. Due to the nature of farm Chukkas its best to keep your whites safe for tournaments!

Can I Bring My Own Ponies or Keep Them At The Club?

Many of the club members have their own string of ponies that live at Dalmahoy, others who live nearby bring theirs in to play with their own lorries. The club has ample space to park lorries and horse boxes for chukkas and tournaments. Livery facilities are available for club members only.

The Club does not accept non-polo liveries. For more information contact the polo manager.

Pony Hire

If you wish to hire ponies please contact the polo manager in advance or use the contact form on the facilities page. The Club has ponies to suit all abilities and can seat members for 2 or 4 chukkas.

  • Student Hire £35 per Chukka
  • Non Student Hire £45 Per Chukka

 

all prices include VAT

When Do Chukkas Take Place?

Polo is played every Wednesday evening and most weekends. Edinburgh Polo Club has seen a host of international players grace its grounds and the Edinburgh Polo Club opening up its gates to corporate partners is a fantastic opportunity for brands to get into the sport.

Where Does the Club Play?

The Club can make use of its all weather outdoor arena and from April through September its full size grass and practice grass pitches which are located a short distance from the farm.

Chukkas are usually played on Wednesday evenings and at weekends, the club also hosts regular ladies only chukkas on Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

To view the map of the clubs facilities click here