Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

STEVE THOMPSON

Steve Thompson is a veteran coach and player on the professional circuit with more than two decades of experience. He founded the Dubai Polo Academy at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club in 2005, where he has trained both novices and champions of the "Sport of Kings." The foundation of a top-tier polo academy was Thompson's dream, and allowed him to implement a training structure that would revolutionize how polo is taught worldwide. He is known for his analytical, innovative, and creative teaching style. His lessons are not for the faint hearted but guarantee results.The Dubai Polo Academy is located at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. The Club is an exclusive, world-class equestrian destination, offering experiences across equestrian disciplines. Since its foundation in 2006, the Club has rapidly established itself as a top destination for polo instruction and competition, receiving praise for its world-leading polo, dressage, show jumping, training, and livery facilities. The Club has hosted prestigious polo events such as the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge, UAE Nations Cup, and Sunset Polo International. Away from the polo field, Thompson is known widely for his animal conservation and rescue and rehabilitation efforts. He captains the Anantara Elephant Polo Team annually in Thailand to bring much needed awareness and funding to the plight of logging elephants in Asia.