Due to popular demand, Seaford College has begun offering polo taster sessions this term, ahead of polo potentially becoming a regular weekend activity at the school. Three afternoon lessons have taken place at Cowdray Park Polo Academy over the past few weeks. These introductory classes are only open to competent riders, although that may change in the future.
“The sessions have been excellent and very well supported,” said house parent Matthew Pitteway, who has overseen the sessions in conjunction with Lucy Sanders, Seaford’s Equestrian Team Manager. “Some Year 9 and Year 10 pupils went up to Cowdray Park last Thursday and had a really good time learning the art of riding with just one hand and then going through the rules and how to execute basic shots. Seven senior pupils came this week and did the same.
“This looks like being something we’ll be able to keep running. I have had parental permission for five juniors and four seniors to keep going with the lessons, so we just need to sort out days and times that suit everyone.”