The sport of kings in the heart of Africa
Established in 2001, Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club offers the finest equestrian experience in West Africa. Set within 3000 hectares of the attractive Kangimi Resorts, Fifth Chukker hosts a number of polo matches, tournaments and events, and continues to attract international spectators that so appreciate the grandeur of this timeless sport.
With a reputation to attract the who’s-who in the world of polo, Fifth Chukker offers the most exclusive polo facilities in all of West Africa.
“Old worldly African splendour meets new world effortlessness” encapsulates the approach that is at the heart of the Fifth Chukker Polo Club. Our modern and fully equipped equestrian facilities cater to both the polo aficionado and the adventure-seeker alike. Comprising 3 professional polo fields, 400 stables, an exercise track, an arena sand school, tack & storage rooms and various hiking and horse trekking trails across the Kangimi – the Fifth Chukker Polo Club has become quite the hub for equestrian pursuits and leisure activities in Nigeria and West Africa.
Tournaments & Sponsors
Fifth Chukker offers its premium equestrian facilities for private polo tournaments and sponsored events, and hosts two major tournaments annually.
Played between the handicap brackets of 12 to 21 goals, THE ACCESS BANK UNICEF CHARITY SHIELD has become one of the most sought-after events on the African polo calendar, and is known for its gracious impact on and support to the Northern Nigerian community. The Charity Shield Tournament which takes place every May or June, is solely sponsored by Access Bank and supports the intervention activities of UNICEF in Northern Nigeria. Access Bank in partnership with Fifth Chukker continues to support the UNICEF child education initiatives in Northern Nigeria by raising funds to provide educational facilities and healthcare services to disadvantaged children.
THE AFRICAN PATRON’S CUP is a 12-goal tournament held in October and November. Organised in partnership with MTN, the event focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness, a cause Fifth Chukker has been proudly supporting since 2011. With the Niger state First Lady as the club’s ambassador, Fifth Chukker has been making a difference in the lives of countless women for over a decade in our efforts to support education initiatives and providing crucial access to
medical care and facilities
With its winning combo of polo passion and warm African hospitality, Fifth Chukker’s reputation for offering the ultimate polo experience in West Africa has extended to bike polo. As the name suggests, it is played on bicycles where teams of three-a-side attempt to score by shooting a ball with a mallet into the opposing team’s net. This fast paced, fun game is known to test a player’s agility, strength and endurance – and has quite the appeal. Fifth Chukker has created a fun, competitive and welcoming environment for all skill levels – from total first-timers and novices to experienced bike riders and players who know how to run competitive plays.
Book Bike Polo Experiences for private or corporate events:
The Fifth Chukker Polo Academy offers a diverse range of personal and corporate options for guests to enjoy the guts and glory of one of the oldest Olympic sports on our bespoke bikes and immaculate polo fields. From a one-day training session to weekend or week-long training camps, from practising to challenges – any preference can be tailored and branded to suit your personal or corporate event requirements.