The main aim for Cambridge County Polo Club has been to create a professional, well organised and efficient club but more importantly to encourage new members to learn to play polo, to create a fun, family orientated club, and to encourage players from other clubs to come and experience the fantastic grounds and facilities that the club has to offer.
Although Cambridge County Polo Club was affiliated in 2008, the 220 acre equestrian farm has been quietly building itself to adopt the polo fraternity of this vastly growing sport in the Cambridgeshire area. The farm houses five polo pitches on grade one soil of black peat. This has unrivalled value to the welfare of limbs and joints and acts as a cushion ride. We also have the added advantage of a great drainage system around the whole farm. Central to the farm is a large reservoir together with water abstraction rights to fully irrigate the polo pitches. The weather conditions of the Gods, from drought to torrential rain, has never disabled any of our tournaments.
Ed Wright owns and manages the club and property. As a farmer he fully understands how to maintain the pitches to the highest level. With the newly formed committee, we seem to have forged a winning antidote to the frustrations of many players and members to create a well organised, professional playing club with outstanding grounds.
The club has almost filled its quota of members with new interest joining from all areas of England who want to play on the best pitches. All levels are welcome and accommodated, as the club can offer instruction, chukkas & tournaments backed up by overnight self-catering holiday lets, A stunning club house which includes disabled toilets and showers, kitchen facilities and social area (The Punt) to a very high standard.
The game of Polo is very addictive, come along and have ago, but be warned, you'll be back time and again!
Cambridge County Polo Club has polo being played all year round and has lots to offer ranging from Polo Livery to Happy Hackers livery. Ideally situated between Cambridge and Newmarket yet nestled in a very quiet secret setting surrounded by hundreds of acres of owned grassland, perfect for hackers seeking safe off road riding.
The equine business has had a steady influence here at CCPC encouraging a complete diversification from farming. The livery stables have expanded over the last twelve years so if you require Livery Yards Cambridgeshire based, we are the perfect home for your horse. We offer top-end stables, holiday cottages, fishing and the Polo Centre with the following facilities.
Two stick and ball grounds
Tie up areas
Indoor wash down
Club house (The Punt)
Holiday Cottages 2-3 bed (very high standard)
Bunkhouse comprising of two bunks for overnight stays
Two outdoor floodlit arenas
Arena polo is played from September through to May for the enthusiasts that like to play all year. Chukkas are mainly played at weekends and are charged at £10 per chukka. Pony hire on top is available as like the summer season.
Need Livery Yards in Cambridgeshire? We currently have stabling for 40 horses with over 80 acres of turnout. Liveries have the use of the arenas, one 25x40 metres all weather fibre sand/rubber and one 90x40 metre purpose built polo arena both flood lit.
Also liveries have free use of indoor wash down area, tack rooms, communal kitchen, showers and toilets (one disabled) and beautiful social hall with open fire.
DIY £150 - per calendar month
Part Livery - POA
Full Livery - POA
For POA prices please contact us.
Facilities are provided for storage of bedding and feeds. Hay and shavings can all be purchased on site if requested.
If you are a beginner or require a refresher lesson CCPC club can meet your needs. We have a fully HPA qualified polo instructor in Fabio Lavinia and riding instructor. Lessons are tailored to the individual and start from £50/hr including pony, tack and equipment.
Ponies can be hired for chukkas or tournament weekends on a first come basis. Ponies can be provided or if you have a non-flappable pony you can bring it along, you'll be surprised how much they adapt and enjoy the game.
Although people may call this game 'The Sport Of Kings', it does not necessarily mean that it takes a King to be able to afford an event based at a Polo Club.
The word 'Corporate' doesn't necessarily have to come into play when looking to find a suitable venue for an event. Cambridge County Polo Club set in 220 acres of farmland is the ideal location to hold an event. We offer a diverse range of services to anyone who wants to get involved. From large events of over 1000 people, to small intimate days or half days of less than 10, we can bespoke any day to suit your needs.
We can tailor make a day towards any ideas you may have. We can arrange private parties, group tuition, weddings, corporate hospitality, sponsorship opportunities, charity days, or any new and inventive ideas you may have to spend a day getting involved with the polo.
We can organise an event to include an exhibition match of polo, a few lessons of polo with an informal lunch, or you can even get involved to the max and end the day with a match amongst friends.
Welcome drinks in the clubhouse and a chance to settle and take in the surroundings of our club
Learn a few simple rules of polo, the theory behind the game and a small amount of history to let guests know what is involved in the structure of polo.
Learn to hit a ball using a mini-stick on the grass (standing without horses!)
Learn to hit a ball from a horse, although a wooden horse, it is still a challenge!
Get mounted on a horse and tap a ball around with instruction of course
By this point it is time for a well-deserved lunch to finish off the morning.
A game is then played between the newly formed teams, both teams with an instructor. This is your opportunity to compete outside the work environment, having learnt the rules and the tactics!
Depending on the date, we can arrange an exhibition match to be played to show how the game is played at high speed!
A professional photographer is available to snap you in your "moment of glory" and is available to buy prints from on the day.
A Perfect solution for Client Hospitality, Networking and Relationship building events, Staff Incentives and Family Fun Days, Teambuilding or simply Social Event
Cambridge County Polo Club runs chukkas on Wednesday evenings starting with a 6pm slot and then a 7pm slot. Abilities are taken into consideration as we have members requiring different standards/speeds. Friday evening chukkas starting at 6pm are slower for beginners and young ponies. Saturday and Sunday chukkas starting at 11am are planned and played in the same manner as Wednesday evenings, but on tournament weekends may not be available due to member numbers wishing to play in the tournaments.
Polo Club Membership tier fees are set out below, everyone joining, except non-playing members, are required to also be an HPA Associate members; this can be paid through the Club. If a second immediate family member wishes to join a 20% discount can be deducted from the required membership fee. Please download and fill in the membership form below and post back.
Please download and fill in the membership form and post back.
Associate £155 - £305
Day Member £30
Junior Associate £70- £70
Chukka Member £115-185
Cambridge County Polo Club can offer more than just membership. If you would like to hire a match ground for personal polo indulgences and play with your select friends this is charged at £50/player for a member and £100/player for non-member (four chukka match).
Please make cheques payable to, Cambridge County Polo Club Limited
Acc name: Cambridge County Polo Club Limited
Acc no: 35007260
Sort code: 30-64-79
Chukkas start and Stick and Ball grounds open 21st April
|MAY||Cambridge Frolic May Cup||- 4 -0|
|12th & 13th||0 - 4|
|MAY||Hyde Pacific Tournament||0 - 4|
|26th & 27th||- 4 - 0|
|JUNE||Greenheath & Newmarket||- 4 - 0|
|9th & 10th||Liner Tournament||0 - 4|
|JULY||Timba Cup||- 4 - 0|
|30th & 1st||0 - 4|
|JULY||Fendown Dustrup Tournament||- 4 - 0|
|14th & 15th||0 - 4|
|JULY||Victor Ludoram - Cavendish Cup||6 - 8|
|23th to 29th|
|AUGUST||Fen Tiger Tournament||- 4 - 0|
|4th & 5th||0 - 4|
|AUGUST||Harvest Hawkie Tournament||- 4 - 0|
|25th & 26th||0 - 4|
It has been a controversial start to the year for the game of polo with the Home Office introducing new immigration rules for grooms and players for the 2017 English Polo Season.
Restrictions on visas for both polo players and grooms were first announced by the Home Office in October of last Year.
The Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) quickly got involved as they felt the changes were detrimental to the sport. The HPA requested a Judical Review of the Home Office proposals and stated that the new visa laws would affect around 800 summer migrant grooms, vital for the survival of polo.
The Home Office reached a compromise with the HPA on 27th January 2017. The outcome was 500 grooms being permitted to work here on visas during the 2017 English Season. These will be eligible to work for either UK or EU players or for non-EEA 4 goal or above players, who are contracted to play in medium or high goal teams.
This means polo below 15 goals team aggregate will not have the benefit of Argentine grooms or players. Understandably, the bulk of HPA Members, who play more modest polo are furious.The Home Office’s cap of 500 visas was a blow to English polo and the HPA are seeking further legal advice.
If the number of low goal players are reduced, there will be no rising stars to enter the medium and high level. We wait to hear more news with our fingers crossed and hope it’s better news than of late.
At Cambridge County Polo we are lucky. With University and Club Members playing arena polo in the winter, we can offer year round employment to English Grooms, which most other clubs and players cannot. Also some of us can rely on Argentine players with EU passports to boost our teams, but with Brexit approaching, how long will this last?
How we ask, are other clubs coping?
Please find below the draw for Sunday 12th. Games will commence at a slighter earlier time of 10.45am on Ground number one. We thank Thomas Clayton and Sophie Hughes for their sponsorship this weekend and also a very happy birthday to both Thomas and Belinda Schofield.
10.45 Gally's Farm v Iceni, Umpire pony from Gally's Farm
12.00 Mansfield v Vicarage Farm, Umpire from Mansfield
13.15 Pink Gins v Silver Leys, Umpire from Silver Leys
14.30 Innventure v High Summer, Umpire from Innventure
15.30 Abbot Hall v Lambourne, Umpire from Lambourne
16.45 Fabio's Fillies v CCPC, Umpire from Fabio's fillies
Greenheath Tournament 11th/12th June 2016
Start times for both days will be 11am
11am- ABBOTS HALL V GALLY'S FARM
12.15pm- PINK GINS V INNVENTURE
13.30pm- HIGH SUMMER V SILVER LEYS
14.45pm- CCPC V MANSFIELD ADVISORS
1600pm- ICENI V LAMBOURNE
17.15pm- FABIO'S LADIES V VICARAGE FARM
CCPC thank all that made such a wonderful weekend’s polo come together. The May Cup was played in great spirits by all with the Mansfield team winning the 2 goal section just beating Gally’s Farm (next time Manuel!)and Innventure polo team traveling from Silver Leys Polo Club beating Happy Hogs in the final of the 0 goal section. In the third tier section CCPC team of Sam Outridge, Laura Schmuiloff, Annie Gibbons and Giles Boothman triumphed against the Cambridge University team of Theo Wethered, Suki Whitehouse, Hubert Buiatti and Tripurdaman Singh in a very close game which has helped CUPC make their selection for the forth coming Varsity match against Oxford on the 4th June.
The next tournament to be held at CCPC will be the Hyde Pacific Cup on the 28/29th May, book early if you would like to play!