The Junior Academy (JA) introduces children aged 8-17 to polo with the aim of becoming adult players at Ham, the JA also offers the opportunity for parents and guardians to become involved through Social Membership. There is a range of experienced ponies and DBS checked, experienced instructors available and children have the opportunity to learn how to play polo, umpire, become a goal judge and how to play in matches.

To be involved in the JA, a child will need to be able to ride and hit the hall sufficiently well; lessons for this purpose are available. HPA membership is compulsory.

Saturdays 45mins-1 hour

  • Stick & Ball warm-up; each member receives individual instruction

  • Instructional chukka using the Stick & Ball field or Pitch 2

  • Occasional rules & tactics sessions

Monthly Sunday Chukka during the match schedule


  • Chukkas including horse Β£90

The Junior Academy runs from May to September.