Burningfold Polo


Established in 2007 Burningfold Polo Club is fully affiliated to the Hurlingham Polo Association.

Burningfold combines the amenities available at professional clubs with a more relaxed atmosphere associated with a family-run polo club.

As hosts we encourage integration and participation, we combine high standards of safety with good old fashioned fun.

Derreck Bratley

Derreck Bratley, 4 Goal professional player. Originally from South Africa, Derreck was introduced to polo by his Grandfather and has been playing ever since. Based in England for the last 15 years he represented his country at international level, reaching a handicap of 5 goals. He has played in the Gold Cup at Cowdray for Les Lions with, and against, some of the best players in the world, and is also a grade A umpire.

Derreck is hoping to bring his wealth of knowledge of polo and enthusiasm for the game to make it fun and enjoyable for everyone at Burningfold.


Burningfold 1 and Burnthill are the two main grounds, used for tournaments and practices. Chukkas, lessons and stick and balling take place on the Meadow and the Burnthill practice area.

Both Meadow and Burningfold Number 1 have irrigation systems. Wooden Horse available for practice. The Clubhouse with a shower and loos are located by the central Stable Yard.

Membership runs from April till September with full access to all facilities.


and Registration Form 2016-2017 for a HPA.

Full membership price:

£1900 + HPA

All full playing members benefit from a 10% discount on all entry fees.


Chukkas start from mid April on Wednesdays from 5pm/ Saturdays and Sundays at the beginning of the season.

22-23rd April Champagne Chukka Challenge
26-30th April Plaistow Plate 4 Goal
3-7th May Loxwood Cup 2 Goal
13/14th  May Battle of the Sexes
17-21st May BEC 4 Goal
1-4th June Tillington 2 Goal
7-11th June Alford Bowl 4 Goal
21-25th June Burnt hill 0 Goal
28th June -2nd July Burningfold 2 Goal
5-9th July Ifold 4 Goal
12-22nd July Buningfold Cup 6 Goal
26-30th July Cherry Tree 2 Goal
2-6th August Burningfold 4 Goal
9-13th August Hampledon  4 Goal
16-20th August Hascombe 2 Goal
30th Aug-3rd September Dunsfold Trophy 4 Goal
6-10th September Burningfold 6-8 Goal
13-17th September Chiddingfold Challenge 2 Goal

For all enquiries regarding membership, fixtures or how to enter your team please contact the Burningfold Office on 01483 200722 or email Derreck Bratley, Polo Director, at derreck@burningfold.com.


Burningfold offers a unique opportunity to promote your business, entertain colleagues, customers and staff.

With bespoke packages, depending on your marketing objectives and budget, our team at Burningfold  help you to create a sponsorship programme to best suit you.

Packages include:

Advertising featured on boards, banners and/or clothing, on Burningfold’s website and social media throughout the season and featured on game programmes
Your company promoted by the game commentator
Prize presentation and photo opportunity with both teams
Providing prizes (possibly your own goods) to winners, runners up and best playing pony
Tickets to the annual Burningfold Summer Ball

Sponsorship options include Annual Sponsorship, Tournament Sponsorship and Match Sponsorship.

At Burningfold we tailor packages to meet your company’s budget and needs from as little as £50 to feature on a game programme/best playing pony to a fully sponsored tournament with hospitality from £1,500. Please contact us for pricing options.

Livery & Academy


Tuition and livery is run by Surrey Polo, based on the Burningfold Estate by a young energetic team of professional polo players.


Surrey Polo provides the highest level of care for your horses. Specialising in working, breaking in and training and livery, in combination with managing your team.

Lessons are available for all levels of polo, from first-time beginners to professional players every day, either on your own horse or rented from Surrey Polo.

Surrey Polo can provide a great way for you and your staff to get out into the countryside and experience this fantastic sport. Corporate Polo days are fun-filled, team bonding events which will challenge all participants and give them a day they will never forget.

For more information on Livery, Academy or Corporate Days please visit www.surreypolo.com