Founded in 1996, Durham University Polo Club aims to give students an affordable and accessible way to play polo. We cater for everyone, from those who have never sat on a horse, to people who have played polo their whole lives. The majority of our members haven’t played polo before they come to Durham, but we consistently enter competitive teams from beginner to open level.
DUPC was runner-up in The Tab’s Diversity Society of the Year 2019 and prides itself on making polo as accessible as we can. All the clubs we work with offer discounted lessons and horse hire for students and we provide free transport to and from lessons and competitions. We mainly train at Thoresby Park Polo Club, as well as Rugby Polo Club for intensive training sessions.
The club is very active on Instagram and Facebook, so please follow us @durhamunipolo to find out more and get involved.
DUPC is very active, with lessons running every week at all levels, as well as wooden horse training every Wednesday afternoon at Maiden Castle. The main events in the DUPC calendar are the SUPA Winter and Summer Nationals, which normally take place in February and June. Alongside these competitions, we often organise and compete in tournaments against other Northern, and Scottish, Universities. There are also regular inter-club chukkas.
Polo Player Membership
Polo Leisure Membership
Polo Community Membership
We mainly train at Thoresby Park Polo Club, as well as Rugby Polo Club for intensive training sessions.