A friendly and professional approach to learning and playing polo is what we think it’s all about. From coaching for complete newcomers in Intro to Polo lessons to competitive tournament polo, any new or established polo enthusiast has a place at Druids Lodge.
A Little History
In June 1994 Giles and Tae Ormerod arrived at the long empty racing stable of Druids Lodge with two small boys, four horses, a Land Rover and trailer and a whippet.
The stables had played host to some of the greatest horses and most prolific trainers of the pre first world war era. Famously one of “the very few to make racing pay”, Druids was known for it’s state-of-the-art facilities and uncompromising secrecy. Some eighty years on, Giles, a well respected polo professional and coach on the low goal circuit, and Tae, his wife, with her expertise from ten years working for Price Waterhouse and a life time in polo, brought horses back to Druids Lodge – this time in a very different guise. The vision: to provide a polo venue for the highest quality of polo in the south west of England.
Fast forward twenty five years and Druids has become a thriving polo club of some fifty members in the summer and winter, four grass polo fields, an all weather floodlit arena, clubhouse, guest accommodation and stabling for up to eighty horses.
Druids Lodge and the Ormerod family have built an international reputation for their standard of coaching and for the high quality string of more than forty school ponies that are available to play here. Druids horses can be seen under International players in test matches year after year, as well as guiding beginner players through their very first steps. We are proud to be the go-to training facility and polo pony provider for many of the south of England’s schools, universities and military teams.
The club is entering a new era of its life now as Giles and Tae’s son Eden, an international polo player, together with polo manager, Abi Vigors, are heading up operations.
We believe there is no better place to learn and play polo.