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Equestrian and Polo

Welcome to Leicester University's Equestrian and Polo Society!


Riding lessons:

We're a friendly club that offers riding lessons and hacks for all abilities. Our riding lessons are held at Somerby Equestrian Centre. This yard caters for all levels with a huge range of horses. Our team riders train on a monday night, and beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons are held on a wednesday afternoon. We offer both flatwork and jumping lessons.

Riding taster sessions:

Wednesday 7th October starting at 14:00 

Polo lessons:

Our Polo yard is located in Offchurch Bury. Here the horses are polo ponies and we have an experienced polo instructor who teaches members with various riding abilities. Polo is an exciting, fast-paced sport but no previous riding experience is needed. Come along to one of our taster sessions and have a go!

Our Polo lessons usually take place on a Wednesday (4:30pm) and Sunday (12pm).


All information regarding lessons are posted on our Facebook page, where links to purchasing your ticket can be found. 

Polo taster sessions:

Sunday 11th October at 11:00 (to leave at 10:00)

Wednesday 14th October at 15:00 (to leave at 14:00)


Competitions - Riding

We have two teams that compete in BUCS, A team compete in the Championship League and B team compete in the Trophy League. BUCS works a little bit differently for Equestrian than it does for other sports. Instead of being in one big league, we're split into mini-leagues where there are four universities in each and each team consists of four members. The competitions require every rider to complete a dressage test and a show-jumping round that are judged on style and the team with the lowest penalty score wins.

We also have a development team for those not as confident. Development competitions are held like a BUCS competition but with smaller showjumps.

Being in a team is great fun and a good way of being involved in the club, however we also hold other activities such as intraclub competitions so that both team and non-team members can enjoy the excitement and involvement of attending competitions.


Polo Matches

Teams compete in polo in both SUPA competitions and regular friendly matches. Every lesson also ends with practise matches for you to improve as a team.

For the past 2 years we have been sending teams to Summer and Winter Nationals and we look forward to sending more this year!




We are a very social club and offer lots of different socials from bar crawls and nights out, to meals and trips to ‘horsey events’, such as the Your Horse Live. We always have a great mix of nights out and non drinking socials so there will be something for everyone.



Committee 2020/21


Captain: Freya Wills

Vice Captain: Magda Fox

Treasurer: Katie Subhani

Lesson Coordinator: Emily Carsberg

Social Sec/ Events Coordinators: Megan Bingham & Hannah Hansen

Wellbeing and Inclusion Ambassador: Georgia Lock

Polo Captain: Jessie Smart

A Team Cap: Madeleine Young

B Team Cap: Kerryn Schilling




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Membership fee: £40


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