Spend a full day discovering polo at the heart of the famous Chantilly polo club, just one hour outside of Paris. Professionals will teach you both theory and practice and teach you the techniques and rules of this exhilarating sport on the polo field. Once you are confident, you will play a game of polo – allowing you to fully appreciate the match that you will watch in the afternoon.
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9.30am: Arrive at Chantilly Polo Club, in Apremont
9.30am – 12.30pm: Theory presentation of the rules of polo. Preparation of your horse with specific polo equipment. Your horse will be allocated to you according to your level of ability. Once you are in the saddle, you will get accustomed to your horse and holding the mallet. At a walk and then at a trot, you will hit the ball for the first time and learn to score and pass to the other riders. You will learn the basis of the game – positions, fouls, throw-ins – in a real game with other players.
12.30pm: Relaxed lunch at the polo club between players and instructors.
2pm-5pm: After your first experience on the field in the morning, you will watch a match in which you will now be able to understand all the subtleties and difficulties of this magnificent sport.
Criollo polo ponies, which are small and very easy to handle. They are experienced in this sport that requires energy, reactivity and suppleness. Maximum weight of rider: 100kg.
For intermediate to advanced riders. Riders should be secure in the saddle at all paces and be competent at directing the horse.
The practical learning and the game of polo will be adapted to suit the level of ability of the group and the players.
Argentine leather polo saddle, with a flat seat and without a knee support to allow easier movement for the legs. Bit and double bridal.
STABLES & STAFF
The stables are located in Apremont, near to Chantilly, in between the big polo fields. Used regularly by polo professionals, here you will be able to meet trainers and Argentine players.
Your teacher is a polo player and instructor who will be delighted to share with you his passion for this sport.
The noble game of polo is the oldest team game in the world. It was played by Alexander the Great and the Kings of Central Asia. It was then played in India, England and Latin America, where it was taken to new levels. This royal sport is based on the values of bravery and fairness. Even though it is still the stuff of dreams, today this sport of kings is accessible to all.
Jodhpurs, comfortable boots or shoes and mini chaps, gloves. Riding hat obligatory (the club can lend you one if required).
France, Oise (60)
Horse riding insurance or French FFE license (register your French FFE license with Caval&go)
5 to 10 riders
SNCF TRAIN STATION
French (English possible upon request)
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION
Lunch at the Polo Club restaurant
The Oise region has a temperate ocean climate, which is mild and humid. The average annual temperature is 11°C.
If you wish to continue your day in Chantilly and its surroundings, make sure you visit the renovated stables at Chantilly and the Live Horse Museum