Playing Membership

Playing Membership

Beaufort Polo Club has two clear objectives: to provide good quality polo at all levels and to encourage young British players. These aims have fuelled a dramatic growth in the Club which now has around 80 playing members.

This growth has been accompanied by success at all levels: Beaufort Pony Club teams win regularly at Cowdray. Beaufort based teams have won the 15 and 12 goal Victor Ludorum trophies more times than any other Club. Beaufort based Hildon won the Cowdray Gold Cup in 2004 and Beaufort based Apes Hill won the Queen’s Cup in 2009. In 2005 Centaurous Beaufort was the first team without an Argentine to qualify for the Argentine Open since 1966.

A full programme of tournaments can be found in the 2018 Fixture List and practice chukkas are played on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

2018 Membership Details

Restricted – over 25 years old, less than 2 goal handicap and does not sponsor an English player of more than 3 goals, or an OSP of less than 4 goals.  

£3,400

Unrestricted – 2 goals and above or sponsors an English player of more than 2 goals, or an OSP of more than 4 goals.  

£2,900

Age 18 – 25 £2,200
Instructional Chukka Membership – ‘S’, -2 handicap players or Intro players. * £750
   
Under 18 £750
Chukka – total of 20 chukkas, thereafter either one of the memberships above or a temporary membership. £500
   
HPA subscriptions –

Handicap Full Under 18 & Students
-2 £160 £80
-1 and 0 £180 £90
1 £200 £100
2 £250 £125
3 £350 £175
4 £450 £225
5 £550 £275
6 £650 £325
7 and above £750 £325
 
Temporary membership – this can be done for up to 6 weeks, and equates to roughly 1/3 per month of the full subscription. For any longer a full subscription must be paid. Apply to the Polo Office.
Family membership – if 3 or more from the same family are members then there will be a 25% discount off the cheapest subscription (and 25% off the 4th  if applicable). Apply to the Polo Office.

 

  • All Ages as of the 1st of January

 

* At any point this can be upgraded to full membership and the initial cost used against it.

 

 Facilities

  • 6 Polo grounds
  • Stick and ball areas
  • Irrigation
  • Polo Pit
  • Indoor riding school
  • Outdoor schooling area
  • Exercise track
  • Club House with licenced bar and changing rooms with “torrential” shower


What is it about Beaufort that makes it attractive to players?

  • Well structured practice chukkas 3 days a week which are umpired and can be used for team practices.
  • Regular Club matches
  • Tournaments at every level up to 20 goals including 7, weekend only, 2 goal tournaments. Subsidised entry fees for Club members in Club tournaments.
  • A pioneering Club producing new ideas which help to improve polo for players:
  • Duke of Beaufort Cup (18 goals polo) to help the transition from medium to high goal.
  • Instructional Polo: played 3-a-side on a slightly shorter field, and is only open to amateur players of 0 goals and below.
  • Children’s Club: 1 hour group sessions for children covering everything from tacking up to match tactics. A fun and friendly atmosphere open to all abilities. Own ponies welcome or ponies can be provided. Please contact the office for further details.