J F Polo Academy

What we do and why it matters

With more than 25 years of experience, you are assured of world class guidance
Polo is not just a sport, it is a way of life. One of the best elements to polo is that it brings people together from all walks of life. We thrive on a lively, fun, honest and welcoming environment at our academy here in Cheshire.

We hold chukkas up to four times a week which always finish with a sociable BBQ/Asado and a few drinks around our fabulous fire pit area which we have only just built this last year.

Our academy has its own premises in Great Barrow and also operates and fully supports the Cheshire Polo Club, located in Little Budworth, just a 15-minutes drive away.

James Fielding, who is a level 2 HPA Qualified Coach and has an international playing handicap of 3-goals, conducts all lessons, experience days and chukkas on a regular basis, along with qualified guest instructors.

Chukka challenge matches are also held for those who are looking for a sensible stepping stone before committing to playing club and HPA  Polo tournaments.


It is not all about lessons, training and tournaments, it's also about becoming immersed within one of the greatest social networking groups there is. 

Our clients enjoy regular get-togethers, organised by our team, ranging from restaurant meals, hospitality at polo events to BBQs/Asados and fire pit evenings.

Our Mission

The academy was originally set up back in 2006 with the ambition to make polo as accessible as possible. A pay-as-you-go system was created, enabling anyone to learn, improve and play polo proficiently in the Cheshire area.

In 2018 we collaborated with Cheshire Polo Club located in little Budworth. Not only has our academy gone from strength to strength , so has the polo club providing a natural feed of new players at grass-roots level.

The J F Polo Academy Staff

James Fielding

An experienced level 2 Hurlingham Polo Association coach, who has played high-goal polo professionally, teaches worldwide, all year round. Having played polo in over 15 countries, you are assured of a wealth of experience and receive the very best instruction.

Claire Fielding

Has been the polo academy manager for the past three years and has been helping run, improve and streamline the business from the day she arrived. Claire also plays a bit of polo for fun off a -1 handicap and is based with the team in Cheshire.

We Provide The Very Best Tuition

All lessons are held with HPA Qualified Polo Instructors

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We’re here to help and answer any question you might have, We'd love to hear from you!

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Swinford Stables, Nortons Lane, Great Barrow, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7JZ

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+44 7917 541 021