Please note that Riverlands Polo is currently closed following the catastrophic impacts of the
Hawkesbury flooding & the damage caused to the local polo fields. The NSW Polo Association announced all polo is cancelled in the Hawkesbury, read more here. We are hopeful that polo will resume in the Hawkesbury in the Spring.
Please contact Nicola if you have any questions relating to learning to play polo
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.
Set at Australia's most prestigious and historic polo venue, Sydney Polo Club, Riverlands Polo Academy 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.
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
Riding for polo lessons
Advanced coaching and individually tailored training programs
Polo pony livery
Polo team coaching & management
Corporate days & social events