Guards Polo Academy
A polo experience at Guards Polo Academy at Coworth Park is more than just a lesson or a game – it is a foray into a world of unparalleled recreational delight and a unique physical pastime. Field-side hospitality will be second to none as players and spectators enjoy the idyllic parkland settings of these polo grounds.
‘A polo handicap is a person’s ticket to the world’
– Winston Churchill
Guards Polo Academy at Coworth Park
Coworth Park’s world class polo grounds are managed by Guards Polo Club. Internationally-renowned, the club brings almost 60 years of hosting world-class sport and polo events to Coworth Park, which is the only hotel in the UK that provides its own polo fields and practice facilities. Coworth Park aims to introduce this increasingly accessible and popular sport to non-players through Guards Polo Academy’s private and leisure experiences, allowing polo enthusiasts of all levels to get a true taste for the game.
From individual lessons to bespoke polo days playing alongside members of the world’s most famous polo club. Polo lessons are available between April and September.
Half day polo master class (three hours)
Full day polo master class (six hours)
Meet the team
The academy is managed by Ebe Sievwright and Philip Meadows, each contributing over two decades’ worth of experience in polo instruction and management. Ebe has played polo for over 25 years. He has played with the renowned high-goal Black Bears team and with many other professional teams in the USA, Argentina and the UK. Ebe has created a unique coaching programme aimed at teaching everyone, including beginners, to ride and play with a view to eventually participating in all levels of polo both amateur and professional. Phil Meadows, also a player with over 15 years’ experience, is an established figure in the world of polo management and tuition.
For those preferring to watch from the sidelines, guests staying at Coworth Park are able to attend a full schedule of open polo fixtures, such as the influential Indian Empire Shield.
A beginner’s guide
For your first step into the exciting world of polo, this is the best place to start. The former pro-player and current manager at Guards Polo Academy, Ebe Sievwright, shines a light on this brilliant sport.
The do’s and don’ts
While polo is a beautiful sport to watch, it can be difficult to master the do’s and don’ts of this great sporting tradition. To help you differentiate your chukkas from your handicaps and get the most enjoyment out of this incredible sport, we created a helpful guide in time for the start of British Polo Season.
Discover what Coworth Park’s polo fields have to offer.
- Two international High Goal polo fields maintained by Guards Polo Club
- Fully fenced stick and ball field
- Teaching paddock
Get in touch
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