America’s oldest polo club is still at the forefront of introducing the 3,000-year-old sport to new players. Newport Polo’s instructional program, reputed as a leading Polo School by the United States Polo Association, is continuing its 2018 new player initiatives with Autumn Introductory Clinics for adult beginners, with the next opportunity scheduled for Sat., Nov. 3 at 1 pm.
Newport Polo invites athletic adults to try the sport in an Introductory Clinic for new players. Oriented for athletic adults looking for an exciting sporting pursuit, certified instructors will guide participants through polo basics, concluding with a scrimmage.
Date/Time: November 3, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Newport Polo’s Private Instructional Facility by appointment only, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871
Registration: At a cost of $75 for 1.5 hours of instruction and scrimmage in Newport Polo’s newly resurfaced, regulation-size outdoor arena designed to extend polo playing opportunities late into the year. The clinic includes the use of trained polo horses, mallets, and safety equipment. Class size is limited.
The Adult Intro Clinic is conducted in a small, focused group format to learn with other beginners, provide individual attention to each student’s progress and apply newly learned skills in scrimmage. The Clinic will cover…
Basic Horse Care & Prep
Riding Skills for Polo
Basic Hitting and Defense
Rules and Strategy
Can’t make this one? Then Sign Up (https://bit.ly/2RnqDOu) to receive our weekly Lesson Schedule by private email subscription, and watch for a beginner class that fits your schedule. Classes offered by open enrollment; small, beginner group lessons provide individual attention to embark on a proven path to play the sport of polo.
USPA-certified instructors: Dan Keating, President of Newport Polo; Minnie Keating, Head I/I Coach. Lesson horses are of the finest thoroughbred caliber & training, and professional grade polo equipment is provided. Confirmation & Directions to Newport Polo’s private equestrian training facility in Portsmouth are provided upon registration.
“Riding experience is not required for beginners since each lesson includes riding instruction specific to polo,” explains Keating, “but as a student’s polo skills progress, their riding skills will need to become proficient.”
According to the United States Polo Association, the sport has grown in the US by 20% in the past few years, in addition to its global footprint in over 80 countries, with the help of clubs like Newport Polo that allocate resources for new participants to try the sport. Newport Polo’s membership today is made up mostly of players who got their start through the lesson program’s group lessons and step-up program over the past 25+ years. Click for more details about the lesson program: http://www.nptpolo.com/about-newport-polo/lessons.
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