OKL & Olivia Lamphee

OKL Polo & Equestrian is a dynamic Polo School based at the renowned Cirencester Park Polo Club amid 3000 acres of parkland, and offering one of the highest levels of polo in the UK.

OKL Polo & Equestrian is a five-star rated and licensed school, which delivers top tier instruction 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. 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.

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 continuing that work at Cirencester Polo Club.

Olivia is joined at OKL Polo & Equestrian 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.

Olivia Lamphee, HPA Accredited Senior Polo Instructor 

Caspar West

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. 

Miles Underwood

Miles began his Polo journey in 1993 and has accumulated over 28 years experience. He has been licensed to instruct since 2006 and has progressed to Level 2 HPA coach and more recently has joined the ranks of professional Polo Umpire. Miles coaches a broad spectrum of abilities from novice to accomplished players, he enjoys working closely with Military and Pony Club Polo teams. Having ridden since childhood and competed in a range of disciplines including show jumping and point to point, Polo remains his true passion. Look out for his published articles in Country Life and The Polo Times or hear his Polo commentary on British and Indian television. Miles enjoys keeping active and his free time remains equine focussed, he is a reservist with The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and an avid jump racing follower.

Tim Brown

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