During my time at the Hurlingham Polo Association I was responsible for running the young player development programme both in the UK and overseas. We would often hold training days at Cirencester Park under the supervision of OKL Equestrian as we could be confident that the coaching would be high quality and that the children would be taken care of in a safe environment. For similar reasons Olivia was appointed to chaperone groups of young players to training programmes in South Africa. She would always ensure that not only did the children learn but that they also had great fun.
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.
I have worked with Olivia for around a decade . Her consistent care and attention to detail in all matters equine related is unrivalled. I have seen many horses from all disciplines come into her yard and always leave improved. I would recommend her highly with the welfare of any equine.
The standard to which Kayf Collateral was turned out and the professional manner to which she won her maiden at Larkhill, clearly demonstrates to me that Olivia Lamphee has what it takes to train many more winners.
Best horsey day ever. Accommodated our large group.
Just got home after a fantastic weekend, made so wonderful by the polo session on Saturday. All of our hens commented on how amazing the experience was. Everyone felt at ease from the word go, no one felt like they couldn’t have a go and we all thought the training was outstanding. I am personally now addicted and trying to organise another break away to include more polo!!
Olivia and I work closely together producing and playing polo ponies . She produces and plays my younger string as well as her own , and I play her older horses in 8 goal plus. Her patience and consistency with young horses is highly commendable, trustworthy and effective. I won best playing pony in the high goal arena last season on one of her string.
As Polo manager for the Beaufort Hunt Polo Club, I was looking for a coach who fundamentally was good with children but was also technically able and inspirational. I found this in Olivia. I first met Olivia in Spring 2017 when she kindly ran some Polo rallies for the pony club. I knew instantly that she had the attributes I was looking for. She suggested that we ran regular team training sessions on a Monday evening and the pony club teams went from strength to strength. With Olivia’s encouragement, support and faith, some of the older children started to play instructional chukkas at the Beaufort Polo Club. Olivia would play alongside the children giving them tips, encouragement and support whilst in the saddle. The hard work paid off and tremendous success was had at the Cowdray Polo Championships in August 2017. The HX A team came second, having enjoyed a fast paced, nail biting final against the Cowdray pony club. The surtees team won their decision. Olivia was instrumental in the successes we had as a pony club. I cannot praise her enough,
Thank you so much for a fantastic morning! I loved every minute, everyone went above and beyond to make the experience one to remember and the ponies were a dream!! Would definitely recommend if your a rider or not, we were a mixed group and everyone loved it. Thank you xxx
Olivia et al were fantastic! Thank you so much for such a brilliant hen do activity at the weekend, the bride to be was in her element and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves – riders and non-riders alike! We all want a polo pony now 😂thank you so much for all your efforts xx