Women’s polo on the rise
IT is one of the oldest sports in the world, but few can say they have had the chance to play polo.
The Serpentine Polo Club is looking to change that with the help of a $5000 State Government grant recently awarded to the WA Polo Association.
With its share of the grant, the club is looking to bolster its 25 members and is especially looking to grow its female program.
Serpentine Polo Club’s Julie Bolingbroke said they wanted to encourage more women to give the family-friendly, affordable sport a chance.
“The women’s polo subcommittee of the WA Polo Association has come up with some events to get people to try polo and realise it is so much fun and accessible for people to play,” she said.
“It is pretty common that once you have a go at polo, there is no turning back and you are hooked because it is fast, fun and skilful.
“Combining a passion for horses with contact sport, why would not you give it a go, and we want to see riders from all walks of life come and have a hit.”
Those interested in trying the sport are invited to watch the women and men’s Polo Club event on January 27 and 28.
A polo school is also held out of the club where people can join in lessons and hire beginner level horses.
Kate Kiely with Drift, Julie Bolingbroke with Pumpkin, Kathryn McNee and Olivia Bolingbroke with Pie.