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Whether learning to ride and play polo for the very first time, or taking your skills to the next level through practice games and chukkas, Riverlands Polo Academy offers a diverse range of options through which to enjoy the challenges of the world’s oldest, most graceful and exhilarating sport.

Riverlands Polo Academy has been operating for over 18 years and is set at Australia's most prestigious and historic polo venue, Sydney Polo Club, which provides the ideal venue for the ultimate polo experience – an unparalleled blend of coaching and hospitality.

Riverlands Polo provides a complete teaching solution to the game of polo through our ground breaking coaching programs together with a string of 35 experienced and professional polo ponies.

About us...

​Riverlands Polo's head coach is Luke O'Leary, a 3 goal professional polo player who has over 15 years experience in polo and over 25 years experience in managing horses.  Luke gained his experience in coaching and playing by working with some of the best polo players from around the world. 

Luke is originally from Toowoomba in Queensland and gained a vast amount of his knowledge and skill working with world renowned horse trainer and breaker, Scott Keogh.  

Luke's Partner, Nicola started playing polo with Riverlands in 2010.  Nicola grew up with horses on a property in the Cotswolds, UK.   Luke and Nicola have two little girls, Frankie & Charlotte who are also keen on riding their shetland ponies and trying their hand at polo. 

Alastair Cochrane is Riverlands latest recruit and is responsible for the daily running and management of Riverlands Polo.   Al brings to Riverlands over 15 years experience in managing horses and most recently worked managing the ponies at Yallok Polo Club in Victoria.   


Riverlands Polo Academy is considered to be one of the leading coaching facilities in the world.  We are open during February - May and August - November and during these times offer the following services:


  • Introductory clinics & academy chukkas

  • Horse buying and selling services

  • Arena polo 

  • Riding for polo lessons

  • Advanced coaching and individually tailored training programs

  • Polo pony livery

  • Polo team coaching & management

  • Corporate days & social events



Riverlands Polo Academy

100 Ridges Lane, Richmond Lowlands


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