April 21st – June 13th

Tuesday 6 – 8pm

Saturday 9 – 11am


(includes horses, tack, mallets and helmets)

Founded in 1928, the Houston Polo Club is an established institution recognized for excellence in the sport of polo and equestrian pursuits. Celebrating its 86th Anniversary year, the club is Houston’s oldest sports franchise. Like Houston’s other athletic pursuits, the Houston Polo Club continues to produce top athletes in their sport. Much of the credit is owed to polo instructors Mark Prinsloo and Barlee Flanders and their successful polo school.

In both the Spring and Fall, the Houston Polo Club offers a polo school. During the eight week program, individuals who have never played polo learn everything necessary to participate in a match. Even students who have never ridden are able to participate in the program with a little prep work in riding lessons. The school also often serves as a refresher course for anyone looking to brush up on their skills. The course touches on important elements of the game including; swing technique, proper riding and game strategy.

For additional information and schedules on upcoming polo clinics and schools, email us at[email protected].

  • This instructional course includes:
  • Proper horsemanship
  • Game strategy
  • Swinging instructions
  • Practice in the hitting cage
  • Classroom discussion
  • Video viewing
  • Foot mallet experience

Getting Started

It is easy to get started playing polo at the Houston Polo Club!

The Student requirements:

Minimum riding experience. (Interested students with little or no riding experience can be ready for polo school with lessons from the Riding Director.)

  • Helmet
  • Boots

Everything else is provided, including horses, tack and mallets.

Those new to the sport are encouraged to visit the United States Polo Association (USPA) website for more information about the sport.