Introduction to Polo Day with England’s Lolly Stanhope-White

Polo hospitality: Saddle up & learn the sport of kings with England great Lolly Stanhope-White

Famed for its speed, skill and precision – not to mention its untouchable glamour – just watching a polo match is a thrill. Now imagine taking to the saddle yourself at Gala’s celebrity polo day, with England great and Level 2 HPA Coach Lolly Stanhope-White guiding even the most timid first-timers from a gentle trot to mastery of the mallet.   

A polo day out with pro tuition

Forget the polo stereotypes. You don’t have to be a royal or millionaire playboy to try the sport of kings at our state-of-the-art venue near Andover. With numbers flexible – up to forty guests –  just ask the Gala team about creating a polo day package for your budget. Just as important, no experience is necessary. In fact, 95% of our polo hospitality guests are new to the sport, but with our fully trained polo ponies and industry-renowned instructors, we can smoothly guide you from novice to confident rider.

It’s hard to imagine a better trainer than Lolly Stanhope-White. Having travelled the world with her country – including a call-up to play for the England Ladies Team vs an All Africa side – Lolly is charismatic, kind and experienced, ready to share both professional polo tips on the field and stories from her successful career at a Q&A over lunch. 

With everything provided, including British standard and approved riding helmets, gloves and polo sticks, all you need to bring to these celebrity experiences is your adventurous spirit and a wide smile.

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Learn to Play Polo Experience with England Polo Player ‘Lolly Stanhope-White’. An incredible opportunity to feel the joystick handle of a fully trained schoolmaster polo pony and even score goals in your own chukka by the end. We guarantee you 100% fun with perhaps even a new hobby as you take up the incredible sport of polo!

What’s included?
  • Welcome from England Polo Player Lolly Stanhope-White
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Introduction to polo – Gain an understanding about the game, rules and tactics….
  • Short Sticks – How to make the shots on both sides without the pony.
  • Tack, equipment and clothing – Making sure you and your pony look the part for playing polo. What both wear and how to wear it!
  • Riding for polo without a stick in your hand – now on board your trusty professional schoolmaster polo pony you will learn how simple it is to ride the pony. Ponies are provided with consideration taken for heights, weights and abilities.
  • Riding for polo with a stick in your hand – With confidence now increased its time to start hitting the ball from your polo pony.
  • Chukka Challenge – Play your own chukkas, scoring goals!
  • Finish the event with a glass of prosecco per person and Q and A with Lolly Stanhope-White
  • Photo opportunity with Lolly Stanhope-White

Potential Add-Ons

We are delighted to offer a range of potential add-ons to make your online event even better and more memorable. For further details of prices for these, please email: sales@galahospitality.co.uk

What’s included?
  • Memorabilia: Personalised, framed Polo shirt signed by Lolly Stanhope-White for each of your guests. The frame can include the pictures of you with her and your horse!
  • Photographer: Photographer to join your party for the day
  • Videographer: Videographer to join your party for the day
  • Additional Professional Players: Lolly to get some of her England team mates to join your event

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

2 People £895 (+ VAT)
4 People £525 (+ VAT)
10 People £375 (+ VAT)
20 People £345 (+ VAT)
40 People £325 (+ VAT)

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Sample Itinerary

9.00amWelcome to Tedworth Park Polo club from England Polo Player ‘Lolly Stanhope-White’
9.15amIntroduction to polo chat, safety brief and organisation of equipment
10.00amCommence polo session
11.45amPolo match to conclude session
12.15pmPhoto opportunity with your horse and Lolly Stanhope-White’ and prosecco reception.
1.00pmTwo course lunch and Q & A session with Lolly Stanhope-White’
2.30pmEvent concludes.

Your Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction to Polo Day

  • The package I'd like to book is showing online as POA, what do I do?

    Please speak to a member of the Gala Events Team for more information. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • How do I book a Celebrity Experience with Gala Events?

    Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form. One of the Gala team will be more than happy to help you with your booking.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    It is always best to book as early as possible to ensure access to the best facilities possible.

  • Can I alter my booking at a later date?

    Subject to our Terms and Conditions and availability, your booking cannot be altered. Although, we will always do our best to accommodate changes.

  • When will I receive the itinerary for my Celebrity Experience?

    The Gala Team will have your provisional itinerary ready as soon as possible. Finalised timings will be confirmed approximately 2-3 week prior to your event and will be sent via email. Please ensure that the Gala Team have your most up to date email address when you confirm your booking. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • Do the prices quoted include VAT?

    Please note that the prices quoted are per person and are subject to UK VAT, which is currently charged at 20%. VAT is added to the price within the booking section of the website.

Polo: Introduction to Polo Day with England’s Lolly Stanhope-White

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