OKL & Olivia Lamphee

OKL Polo & Equestrian’s trading as Cotswold Polo Academy, a dynamic polo school at the renowned Cirencester Park Polo Club offers one of the highest levels of polo in the UK.

Cotswold Polo Academy (CPA) is the only Local Authority licensed riding establishment based at Cirencester Park Polo Club. CPA delivers top tier instruction and pony hire all year round for beginners to advanced players. All lessons are bespoke and can cover riding polo style, precision hitting, positional plays and tactics.

Olivia Lamphee is a fully HPA accredited senior polo instructor and a 1st 4Sport Tutor and Assessor. With over a decade of experience obtained Internationally, she brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise – and fun! – to each lesson.
Her aim is to nurture your talent from the first swing of a mallet through to your first tournament and beyond into the realm of pony purchases and touring the country for the best tournaments.

Olivia works closely with several of the UK’s leading junior players both at Cirencester and Internationally, supporting the HPA Development Programme.
Olivia is a champion of Women’s Polo and was instrumental in establishing an introductory series of tournaments at Beaufort Polo Club, designed to nurture emerging talent and is now in her second season of continuing that work at Cirencester Polo Club.

Olivia is joined by renowned coach and international polo umpire Caspar West and a dedicated team of experienced horsemen and women to ensure your Polo experience with us is exciting and inspiring.

A day lin the life of Olivia
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Olivia Lamphee, HPA Accredited Senior Polo Instructor 

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Caspar West

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Having been a committed member of The Pony Club as a child Caspar never looked back and knew his career would also be his passion. Managing prestigious Polo yards in Berkshire, his breadth of knowledge secured his most recent role as manager of an established Polo Club based in Gloucestershire.

Cas has played, coached and umpired at an International level. He works closely with the junior HPA, England and FIP teams. One of the very few coaches to hold the prestigious HPA level 4 accreditation, Caspar holds coaching seminars and clinics for those instructors at the outset of their career or established coaches seeking progression.

Coaching and development are the core of Caspars career, and whilst his reputation as an umpire grows from strength to strength he looks forward to the next chapter with OKL Equestrian at Cirencester Park Polo Club. 

Tim Brown

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Former RAF Air Commodore, Tim is a highly accomplished, competitive sportsman. His achievements are many and include: playing rugby for Ireland u18’s and playing senior club rugby in Edinburgh and Northern Ireland. He was a member of the RAF Cresta Run team for five years and has played cricket, golf, tennis and squash, the list is endless!

Tim has played and captained the RAF Polo team and played regularly for the Military Combined Services. Following his time in the forces, Tim focussed his energies on sharing his talent and love of sport, and set about obtaining his Level 2 HPA Accreditation. A dedicated coach Tim continues to nurture junior talent along with developing our adult novice – intermediate players. As well as the time he commits to the Cotswold Polo Academy, Tim also coaches at the prestigious Marlborough College, teaching 13 – 17 year old boys and girls. Tim is Director of The UK Armed Forces Polo Association and an HPA Steward.

As well as managing numerous Polo Experience Days and celebrations, Tim enjoys organising polo pony hacks in the park, his knowledge of Cirencester and The Bathurst Estate is extensive. We welcome Tim, his knowledge and experience and look forward to seeing him in action.

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I’ve had a few lessons with Olivia at the polo school and she’s really helping to improve my riding and technique. Her encouraging and friendly style of teaching makes learning an enjoyable experience. I’m looking forward to joining in the group lessons soon. Overall a very welcoming team with lovely, well cared for horses and a stunning location.

Helen D / TripAdvisor Member