Meeting with Evrard de Spa

At the Polo School

Immersed in the equestrian world since his childhood, Evrard de Spa was first introduced to classical disciplines before turning to polo, which was an obvious choice.

Arena PoloJ. Jacquemot

With a DEJEPS (Diplôme d'Etat de la Jeunesse, de l'Education Populaire et du Sport) in polo and a polo instructor, Evrard de Spa created a polo school with the Pôle International du Cheval Longines Deauville, making Deauville the capital of polo. Thanks to the support of the French Equestrian Federation and the French Polo Federation, young players can perfect their skills all year round.

The polo school benefits from an exceptional environment. In addition to indoor polo in the Olympic arena of the Pôle International du Cheval Longines Deauville, there is polo on the beach and grass polo on the fields located in the center of the Deauville-La Touques racetrack.

Learn polo in pictures with Evrard de Spa

For the record...

City Polo Cup N. Plante

In 1907, the polo club was founded. In 1912, Arthur Capel, also known as Boy Capel, a great lover of Gabrielle Chanel, was on the club's board of directors. The following year, he opened his first hat store on rue Gontaut-Biron. Gabrielle, who rides very well, is very assiduous and does not miss a match of her brilliant protector.
In 1923, the Deauville Polo Club already had more than fifty players. Alphonse XIII, King of Spain, and Winston Churchill played there. Later, the Maharajah of Jaipur came to play tournaments on the Deauville grounds with his turbaned players and his horses with silk martingales. Not forgetting the Prince of Wales, honorary member since 1977.

Practical information

Deauville International Polo Club
Deauville-La Touques Racecourse
14800 Deauville

Pôle International du Cheval Longines Deauville
14, avenue Ox & Bucks
14800 Saint-Arnoult

Contact us :
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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