John Paul Clarkin will be the Manager/Coach of the NZ team to play Australia on 9th December 2017 at the Port Hills Ronald MacDonald day.

A Reserve will be selected in due course

The NZ Team has been announced by the NZ Polo Selectors.

The Team to play a Test against Australia on 9th December 2017 at Port Hills Ronald MacDonald Day

Glenn Sherriff 5 goals
Lochie Hunter 5
Guy Higginson 5
Jimmy Wood 5

Congratulations to this team. We all wish you the very best of luck.

From the entire NZ polo community, we congratulate Paul Kay.

For services to polo

Dr Paul Kay has significantly raised the profile of polo in his community and New Zealand, and enhanced New Zealand’s standing in the international polo community.

Dr Kay is a renowned breeder and trainer of polo ponies, President of Kihikihi Polo club, and past President and Life Member of the New Zealand Polo Association. In 2003, he was a driving force behind transforming the 16 hectare Kihikihi Domain into a community sport and recreational facility. He developed and funded a world-class polo pitch adjacent to the domain, which is made available to the community at no cost. He now organises annual international polo test matches on this ground and allows visiting teams to use his own ponies for the event. He also developed a polo pitch on public land in Cambridge, which doubles as a large open recreational ground for public use. Mr Kay continues provide his own machinery to maintain five grounds in the Waikato.

Learn To Play Polo

If you are new to polo and want to give it a go the first thing to do would be to contact a club nearest you. Clubs are always looking for new players and are keen to help out. So regardless of your riding experiance, give your local club a call and talk to them about what they can do to help you. [Lesson in progress]

Within New Zealand Polo there are Schools specifically designed to help
people enter the sport. These schools are listed below. However, most
clubs throughout the country have NZPA approved coaches.


For more information on how you can enter this magnificent sport contact:


Auckland polo school

Justin and Tamsin Watson

country polo (NZ)

Ph: 021 039 6639




New Zealand Polo holidays.

Contact- Ken, Matt or Toby Pitts


Phone- 07 825 4535


Northern Polo Assn

President Stephen Kay

Ph: 0272 919 079


Hawkes Bay

Birchleigh Polo Club

Richard Kettle

021 757 334



South Island Polo Assn Inc

President- Roddy Wood

Ph: 0272 265 031

Or phone the nearest polo club listed on this website.