polo Riding lessons
For the younger ones, we offer riding (for polo) lessons, assisted by our instructors and grooms where children receive the basics of riding.
We coach students on basic riding position, how to instruct a horse to walk, stop, trot and canter, building the rider’s confidence gradually.
Children in this group are coached to ride independently from the first lesson.
polo Riding and Polo Lessons
This group is for children of 9-14 years old. New riders are assessed by the Instructors for experience and to place them in the appropriate group, by age and riding ability.
In this group we coach our riders from the basics of riding (for polo) and horse safety, to stick and ball and more advanced training for polo. Children start by learning to ride with no stirrups (on ‘sheepskins’) to develop their balance and grip well with their legs, which is very important in polo. Children are also taught about horses welfare and how to look after them, complementing their training into the sport.
As students become more confident we coach them into hitting the ball with polo mallets in stick & ball lessons, fun drills and chukkas. In this age group, children are given the opportunity to play polo mini-competitions at Colts.