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Docklands Polo Masterclass

  • Docklands Equestrian Centre 2 Claps Gate Lane London, England, E6 6JF United Kingdom (map)

SAPA Docklands Polo Team (Alec and Edward Banner-Eve, Harold Hodges), recent Arena Gold Cup champions, are putting on an evening of polo mastery. With demonstrations from the best in the business, an exhibition match, walk-throughs of game-winning plays, swing perfecting, and pony schooling, this exclusive session is your chance to hear it from the horses' mouth. 

7.30 pm - Introduction to Ed, Alec and Harold

7.40 pm - Training young horses for polo and schooling a polo pony to make the most of both arena and grass polo

8:00 pm - Tactics: Using the boards, reading the arena game, when to go for a two pointer, the benefits of the different penalty options, etc. - everything the boys think and do to get the best out of their game, including mounted examples. Using your arena skills out on the grass pitch: How can the cheeky plays be used out in the open? Audience participation!

8.30 pm - Perfecting your swing - Shot demonstrations

8.45 pm - Audience interaction - a few volunteers chosen to perfect their swing on the wooden horse

9:00 pm - Audience interaction - Perfecting penalties

9.15 pm - Q&A - Put your questions to Ed, Harold and Alec

9.30 pm - Arena Polo Exhibition match featuring Ed, Harold and Alec

10.15 pm - Open floor with wooden horse outside and polo ponies inside. Each member of the audience can spend five mins going through something with Ed, Harold or Alec. Got any questions about the upcoming season? Now is the time to get them answered.

Refreshments will be on sale at the venue.

Photo Credits: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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