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Polo Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip abroad and you will be taking part in Polo, you should get a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home.

Polo is a particularly popular type of Horse Riding. This team sport is played professionally in about twenty countries across the world, although it is practiced on a non professional level in many more. It is played on a large field of grass, measuring 160 yards wide and 300 yards long, on which a team of four players and their horses try to score goals against the opposing team.

There are two types of Polo: Traditional Field Polo and Arena Polo, the latter of which takes place on a smaller field and with three jockey teams.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to play Polo, we are able to provide you with a policy. If you want to get a quote online, you can go to our dedicated website for pre existing medical conditions.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Common Injuries

Playing Polo comes with the inherent risk associated with any equestrian sport. For this reason, it is important to get Travel Insurance that covers the sport before leaving the country if you wish to play Polo whilst on holiday, or if you are travelling with the sole purpose of playing Polo. In the first case, you will be sufficiently covered by our Single Trip policy, but in the second case, if you are an actual Polo Player, you will need our Annual Multi Trip policy that covers multiple trips within the timespan of one year.

Many of the injuries tend to occur from an infraction of the rules or by an overuse of the mallet by other players. The face and torso are the areas of the body that most commonly incur an injury. It is important to wear protective gear when playing Polo, including a helmet with a face protector, to minimise the risk of sustaining serious injury.

Polo Equipment

Polo is played on horses and with mallets and plastic balls. The equestrian clothing that is worn while playing polo is very different from the clothing that is worn during other equestrian events. Players are dressed in a typical protective polo helmet, white trousers, a coloured shirt with the players number, and horse riding boots that reach up to just below the riders knees. Additional polo equipment may also include a whip, a pair of gloves, kneepads, and sometimes a facemask. The saddles that the well trained horses wear while playing Polo are similar to saddles worn during Horse Jumping.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for Jade Stanley Limited through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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