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J F Polo Academy

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Swinford Stables Nortons Lane | Norton's Lane, Great Barrow, Chester CH3 7JZ, England
+44 7946 424740
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45 MINS CANCELLATION NOTICE

Extremely poor customer service...Be warned if you are booking a solo experience. We travelled 2... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Lee D
via mobile
Polo lessons

I have been giving thought to having a go at Polo for quite some time as the game really appealed... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
tssam2003
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Chester, United Kingdom
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The polo academy is offering outstanding tuition for all levels of rider and player, including absolute beginners with no riding experience wanting a 'taste' of one of the most glamorous, fast-paced and skillful sports in the world.
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Swinford Stables Nortons Lane | Norton's Lane, Great Barrow, Chester CH3 7JZ, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Extremely poor customer service...Be warned if you are booking a solo experience. We travelled 2 hours to get to Chester and our experience was cancelled 45 mins prior to our start time...NOT ACCEPTABLE JF! 2 weeks on and I am yet to receive a refund...NOT...More

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jamesfpolo, Owner at J F Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

I'm afraid we cannot control the weather conditions. The forecast was good but the actual weather was terrible so we had to cancel. A full refund was issued once bank details were finally provided. Apologies for the inconvenience and your comments have been noted.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have been giving thought to having a go at Polo for quite some time as the game really appealed to me. However, having never ridden a horse in my life, I kept putting it off. My initial conversation with James really put me at...More

1  Thank tssam2003
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

From a fun insight into the sport to refining your skill set at a high level this is a great place. I have enjoyed going there many times both to play and also to make the most of James' talent for choosing and making polo...More

1  Thank cuppateaman
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Was looked after every moment. Food , entertainment and polo all sorted. Best holiday of my life đź‘Ś

1  Thank Sheena C
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I tried one session of polo with James and even though I'd never ridden properly before, I was hooked. I've had a number of lessons with James and he's really brought me on. The horses are beautifully turned out and he matches the horse and...More

1  Thank Sara J
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Having ridden a little in the past, and with friends playing polo, i decided to take a few lessons at JP Polo Academy James was patient and supportive and always happy to explain and reiterate what I needed to do in a constructive way -...More

1  Thank Scott831890
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Definitely recommended whether you're a complete beginner or experienced! James was a caring and professional instructor!

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went for a lesson, having not ridden in years, and had a fantastic experience. James was very attentive, knows the sport inside out, and was incredibly professional. Would definitely recommend, and will be coming back!

1  Thank Alice A
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We have a very happy hen after our visit to J F Academy!!! Thanks James, very professional and great ponies!

1  Thank DCP1989
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Resting my aching muscles after having the most fantastic day at J F Polo Academy!! I was given the experience day by my husband and mum for a birthday present and what a preset it was. I was made to feel at home the instant...More

3  Thank dmharrison21
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