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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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I had a great time this morning galloping round Kelsall on Loki with James. The facilities there... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Richard W
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Client Hospitality Day

We recently took a group of 6 clients to the JF Polo Academy as a thank you. All of them absolutely... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
eleanor374
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Manchester, 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 23 May 2018

I had a great time this morning galloping round Kelsall on Loki with James. The facilities there are great, and Loki was wonderfully responsive as well as being completely without vices, which was good for the confidence. I was nervous about how flighty polo ponies...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We recently took a group of 6 clients to the JF Polo Academy as a thank you. All of them absolutely loved the experience and all commented how great James was as a teacher. The day ran really smoothly and flowed well from matching riders...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I have been back so many times to the academy. Omg. It's so much fun. James looks after you so well. And the horses are so highly trained. I have my favourite and he makes sure I get him! I just meet them at the...More

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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

1  Thank Lee D
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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.

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Reviewed 27 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
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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
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Sheena C
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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
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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

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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
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