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Welcome to Taunton Vale Polo Club

Founded in 1911 by the Officers of the Regimental Depot of the Somerset Light Infantry, together with other enthusiasts, Taunton Vale Polo Club has the oldest polo ground in England. Join us from April to September to play or watch some of the best polo the Westcountry has to offer. We provide polo for all ages and abilities from beginners to professionals with varying tournament levels allowing all members to be involved.

•    Two boarded grounds and practise ground
•    Wednesday chukkas and weekend tournaments 
•    Ponies available to hire
•    Have a go days available

The ground is open to spectators, so bring along a picnic and watch the action from the sidelines or from the beautiful thatched clubhouse open to visitors and members alike.
•    Free entry (some finals day may incur a small charge)
•    Dogs welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times)
•    Refreshments available from the clubhouse
•    No dress code 

“A fun and friendly club in the lovely Somerset countryside showcasing low goal polo at its best…”

Photos: Clayton Jane & Nick Harrison-Sleap


Latest News

September 2020

The covid 19 virus is affecting us all, in many different ways. Following instructions from our governing body, the Hurlingham Polo Association, and Government "lock down" instructions, the polo club is closed to the public for a while.This means in accordance with HPA instructions any play has to be behind closed doors

Clearly the season has not unfolded as we wished.We, along with all sports clubs, are following developments and will only open to the public again, when we are given the "all clear" from the HPA and the Goverment.

A 2021 programme with be loaded as soon as we know when it will be safe for the season to be allowed to get under way with our many supporters present.

In the meantime please keep safe, keep well, and we look forward to welcoming you to our club as soon as possible.

Latest Results




Lu Wu Cup

L/R: Ed Courage, Anthony Carter, Mark Williams, Otis Morgan

Sloe Cottage

Friar Park Cup

L/R: Deborah Aplin, Chris Dornom, Cameron Ellis, Adrian Aplin

We Was Robbed

Silverwood Trophy

L / R: Mimi Figgins, Katie Blythe, Izzy Tilley, Rob Andrews


Grounds number 1 and 2 (both boarded) are at Orchard Portman, 3 miles from Taunton.

Directions from M5 From the M5, Junction 25, *proceed towards Taunton. Turn left at the second set of traffic lights (Creech Castle Hotel) and follow signs to the Racecourse. Having crossed over the M5 again, take the first turning left, towards Orchard Portman. The Polo grounds are approximately half a mile on the right hand side.

Directions from A303 From the A303, Ilminster bypass, take the A358 to Taunton until you reach the M5 roundabout and then as above*

If using a SATNAV please enter Postcode: TA3 5DQ