Are you a developing polo player with a taste for adventure? Imagine if you could travel to Africa for the holiday of a life-time, whilst playing polo and learning more about the horses you ride…

Now you can. Bushman’s Rock Polo Club are delighted to be offering an exclusive, flexible 4-week playing internship for one talented player. Ideally, the player should hold a 0-1 goal handicap, or be close to this level unofficially, with good references. The selected candidate will be completing teams for club chukkas over the Zimbabwe season, and needs to be a confident in chukkas that range from -4 to 4 goal. They must be able to present a challenge to stronger players (as well as learn from them) and be able to encourage, and motivate, lesser players when driving the game. In addition to playing, they will have the opportunity to expand their stable and schooling skills, as well as experience horse safaris in the stunning African bush.

For the unbelievable price of £600, the selected player will receive three meals a day, as well as covering the cost of accommodation for the duration of the 4-week placement; which can be extended if the player finds they don’t want to leave (very possible!). The candidate will be living close to the Club, either by themselves or alongside another enthusiastic horse intern, which is perfect for the early starts.

What You Will Be Doing…

Daily Activities:

  • Riding/Exercising ponies
  • Grooming
  • Treating injuries (under supervision)
  • Schooling/Lunging ponies 
  • Stick & Ball sessions
  • Guide/accompany horse safaris

On Weekends:

  • Accompanying the horses to tournaments
  • Option to play in tournaments at additional cost, if ponies are available.
  • Playing practice and Club chukkas
  • Guide/accompany horse safaris.

Duration: minimum 4 weeks

Price: £600 (£150/week)

Dates: TBC, but they need players ASAP

Tournaments and club chukkas will run at alternate weekends. Tournaments range from 0-14 goal, and club practise anywhere between -4 and 4, so it will be fantastic opportunity for any aspiring player to further their polo. On Wednesday afternoons, there will also be 6 goal practice at a neighbour’s polo breeding stud.   

This is a fantastic opportunity to combine a sport you love with a truly unforgettable African holiday, as well as building skills perfect for a career in the equestrian industry. Alongside strong play, the ideal candidate needs to have a hard work ethic, a good sense of humour and unbridled enthusiasm. If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for? Apply!

If interested, please contact: [email protected]