The History and Prestige of Polo Club de Chantilly
In 1920, the first game of polo took place on the land where the Chantilly Polo Club was going to be created. The polo fields and the meadows extend as far as the eye can see, only protected by a body of 18th century Farm. Patrick Guerrand Hermes, founder of the Polo Club, with his team, made use of this ocean of greenery in the heart of the Château de Chantilly state forest.Directed from the beginning by Philippe Perrier, it is a center of leisure, training, competition, welcome and exchanges between clubs, a warm place where you can find lovers of polo everywhere. The Chantilly Polo Club is now the largest polo school in France and one of the largest Polo Clubs in Europe where many international competitions are held.
State of the Art Infrastructure for Polo Lovers
The international reputation of the Chantilly Polo Club is based on its philosophy: to combine sport at the highest level with the pleasure of entertainment and passion! Besides exceptional sporting performances, the Chantilly Polo Club brings with it the effervescence and the atmosphere of the Argentine pampa just 40 minutes from Paris. The club offers 9 fields of international dimension (275 by 145 meters) suitable for all levels of polo during the season. The estate extends over the Apremont Farm for 205 hectares and dates back to the seventeenth century, and benefits from an exceptional site equipped also with sand arenas, situated on the edge of the Chantilly forest, the horse capital. The two sand arenas make polo accessible all year round at Chantilly no matter the weather conditions.
Winter is a period of great activity for the polo school, which constantly welcomes new players. Apart from this, the Polo Club offers a large number of reception facilities including 200 permanent boxes for resident teams, 200 to 400 removable boxes for visiting teams and 30 paddocks of 3 to 6 hectares closed with wooden beams (100 to 200 horses).
EXPERIENCE HISTORY AND PRESTIGE AT POLO CLUB DE CHANTILLY
Lessons, Teachers and the Pony Club
The Chantilly Polo Club is the largest polo school in France. All year, they offer private lessons, group lessons, training and introductions to polo. Whether you are a confident rider or a beginner, player or non-player, teaching at the Chantilly Polo Club is for you! The club has 6 professional French players based on the site, as well as 8 teachers and 60 school horses. The Pony Club welcomes children from the age of 6, in an exceptional and friendly environment: polo pony lessons every weekend and Wednesday, as well as polo courses during the holidays. The discipline is also accessible for novice and experienced riders.
Events at the Orangery & Lunch and Drinks at the Club House
Boarded entirely with large windows overlooking the polo fields, the orangery is a space for events, located in the heart of the Chantilly Polo Club to support the seasons games. And the Club House is located within the grounds of the Ferme d'Apremont, in an Argentinean setting and steeped in the history of the club. In the summer, the Club House grows with its enclosed wall orchard located in full sun. Open every weekend for lunch or a drink with friends, whatever the time of day, guests can feel at home. It is also possible to privatise this space during the week or in the evening.
LEARN FROM THE BEST IN THE GAME
Visit and Enjoy Watching a Tournament with Your Family
France, and in particular the Hauts-de-France region, is fortunate to have one of the largest polo clubs in the world: The Chantilly Polo Club, with incredible greenery on the edge of Trois-Forêts and around a magnificent farm dating back to the seventeenth century. It is a space that welcomes neo-players and spectators! The Chantilly Polo Club is a place of pleasure where you can enjoy free access to polo matches of excellent level whilst sitting on the grass around a picnic with friends or family. Meanwhile, children can enjoy themselves further on the neighboring field (so long as there are no matches going on, of course), with a football or even more appropriately a polo ball and hand mallets. You may also have the chance to watch the Ladies’ Cup in August and the prestigious French Open in September.
Highway A1> Exit 8 Senlis> Towards Creil. Approximately 7 km after the toll of Senlis, take the interchange to the right called D1330 in the direction of Apremont-Aumont en Halatte. At the stop sign, turn left and go under the bridge. Take the road through the forest, passing the Apremont golf course. At the crossroads turn left, the Ferme d'Apremont and the grounds of Polo will be on your left.