fullsizeoutput_26bd.jpeg
image00002.jpg
DSC_1128.JPG
11347830_738737839575980_159128391_o.jpg
fullsizeoutput_26bd.jpeg

Bio


Toronto Polo School: 

Bancroft Farm

SCROLL DOWN

Bio


Toronto Polo School: 

Bancroft Farm

Our Team

Brian O'Leary

Oleary FB photo.jpg

Brian O’Leary, owner and operator of Toronto Polo School at Bancroft Farm, is an experienced and established polo player and coach. Brian takes a fun yet methodical approach to teaching, with a particular specialty for introducing beginners to the  sport.

For 20 years, Brian has introduced over a thousand people to Polo. TPS has been the leading source of players for the Toronto Polo Club. Brian is currently a director of the Toronto Polo Club. 

Coco Cristobal

13331110_10156904188735184_4580121136972055342_n.jpg

Coco Cristobal, teaches and manages the Toronto Polo School stables at Bancroft Farm during the outdoor polo season. He also plays professionally with teams in Toronto. Coco divides his time between his hometown in his native Argentina and Toronto. 

Coco's patience and easy going demeanor whilst teaching makes your transition from polo novice to polo player a fun and enjoyable experience. 

Dave Offen

Dave Offen, is a guest polo instructor at the Toronto Polo School at Bancroft Farm. Dave achieved a high handicap of 6 goals (outdoor) and 9 goals (arena). Dave has also helped hundreds of new players get an introduction to the sport and has taken dozens to the level of playing tournament polo. Dave has also coached several Canadian teams.

Dave is available for private lessons and clinics upon request. 

image00002.jpg

New Page


Bancroft Farm
"On the back of a horse you will find paradise" - Winston Churchill

New Page


Bancroft Farm
"On the back of a horse you will find paradise" - Winston Churchill

Bancroft Farm

Bancroft Farm is the home of the Toronto Polo School and is a premier facility located in Kettleby, King Township, Ontario. Situated on 130 acres of beautifully scenic rural countryside it is conveniently located only 40 minutes from downtown Toronto and 30 minutes from Pearson international Airport. Bancroft Farm is an ideal country escape for anyone looking to experience polo and the lifestyle that goes along with it. 

Property features include: a regulation sized USPA outdoor polo arena (the first in Eastern Canada) for the spring and fall polo seasons (doubling as a controlled teaching environment), a grass practice field, 16 acres of tournament fields, two indoor riding arenas, two sand rings and one grass ring. We also have sixty stalls and hours of accessible trails for hacking.

 

The Polo Shack

We have a clubhouse and guest lounge called the Polo Shack where players and spectators alike can relax and spend time before and after matches. The Polo Shack features several interior rooms, a shop for polo equipment and a large deck overlooking the outdoor arena and fields. 

The farm is also available for event rentals. 

DSC_1128.JPG

New Page


Learn to Play

"I can see how one could get completely hooked on Polo as a sport."
- Cindy

New Page


Learn to Play

"I can see how one could get completely hooked on Polo as a sport."
- Cindy

Did You Know? The majority of our clients have never been on a horse.


Never ridden before? Not a problem! We specialize in beginners. More than two-thirds of our  students come to us as beginners and we like it that way. This way, we can mould you into the polo superstars we know you can be!

Our polo ponies are impeccably trained and extremely obedient. They know their job and they do it well. They have an innate ability to know when it’s a beginner on their back and take extra good care of them. And they often know where the ball is better than our beginners!

Don't stress if you've never even touched a horse before. We’ll teach you front from back and hoof from head, along with many other valuable basic horse skills before we start working on your polo skills. By the end of your first day, we promise that  you’ll be confidently sitting on horseback with a mallet in hand.

Corporate Day Program

Looking for something new and interesting to do with your colleagues? We have special corporate offerings too! Polo is a great way to have some fun while getting out of your comfort zone. We promise it’ll be memorable.

11347830_738737839575980_159128391_o.jpg

Learn to Play Text


Come Play With Us.

Learn to Play Text


Come Play With Us.