About Us

Our history

 Est. 1894 


Silver Leys Polo Club was first established in 1894 and is believed to be the oldest Polo Club in England.

Bishops Stortford is the recognised home of the Silver Leys Polo Club. The name appears on a sports ground in Hadham Road, Bishops Stortford. The grounds were formerly an Army Barracks where Silver Leys Polo Club played for many years, before moving to the Blues and Royals Cavalry Regiment ground at Carver Barracks, Newport Essex.



Silver Leys Polo Club



Set in 150 acres just 40 minutes from the city of London and within sight of Canary Wharf on a clear day, Silverleys polo club is the ideal first choice for Hertfordshire and London based polo enthusiasts or those keen to have a go.


Silver Leys polo club is “club” first and competitive polo second, be it chukkas, tournaments or simply exercising your ponies, there is always something going on and other members to join in the fun. The clubhouses next to the polo fields provide a unique focal point for visitors and players who are not in the current game. The licensed bar is open from 11:00am providing delicious food throughout the games. Often open until late into the evening, serving wonderful Argentine asados.


Our permanent home for the last 10 years provides an outstanding facility which is open and available to all Members 7 days a week. Members can stick and ball, receive instruction, play Club and instructional chukkas and low goal tournaments with or without professional players, in order that all Members can participate at whatever level they wish.

Three pitches, two with clubhouse facilities and our third pitch now established as our wet weather pitch we have the justified reputation of being able to play throughout the wettest and driest conditions cancelling fewer games than any other club.


Our own borehole and reservoir provides full irrigation on our all three of our pitches, allowing us to keep the grounds safe for the ponies and players.


The club is geared to providing a relaxed polo environment for both those who want to look after their own ponies and rarely play with professionals, to those who are “time poor” and prefer to have a full livery and groom service and play with a professional who can maximise their playing excitement and fun.


Member Services


  • Working livery
  • Grass livery
  • Full livery
  • Individual lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Horse hire
  • Temporary paddocks
  • Summer season grazing 1st April to 30th September
  • Winter turnout 1st October to 30th March
  • Horse transport
  • Professional players



Some fun facts about us





Minutes from London


Horses grace the padocks 


tons of sand is spread each year