• Selling point: a great place to introduce people to polo – goingstraight into the summer scene can be a bit of a financial shock
  • Where: 12 clubs nationwide
  • When: October to March
  • Entry: varies – £35 or more per instructional chukka
  • Participants for 2002/2000 season: 530/500

  • Equipment required: polo stick (£65), standing martingale (£18), bandages (£15-20)

  • Age range: none
  • Restrictions: none
  • Where in the world: UK, Ireland, USA

  • Future prospects: now that clubs are well established, they hope to attract even more people to the game

Contact: Hurlingham Polo Association (tel: 01367 242828) or visit www.hpa-polo.co.uk