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Winter Intro Polo Clinic I

Time: January 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Location: Newport Polo's Private Instructional Facility by appointment only, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

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Move from the sidelines to the saddle in Newport Polo's introductory clinic for new players. Oriented for athletic adults with sports backgrounds/experience looking for a new sporting pursuit, our USPA-certified instructor will guide you through polo basics, concluding with a scrimmage.  
 
America's oldest polo club is still at the forefront of introducing the 3,000 year-old sport to new players. Newport Polo, reputed as a leading instructional polo program by the United States Polo Association (USPA), is launching its annual polo initiatives with Winter Introductory Clinics for adult beginners:
  • Sunday, JAN 19 at 12:30pm
  • Sunday, JAN 26 at 1:00pm

REGISTRATION STEP 1:

 
 

CLINIC DETAILS:

The Adult Intro Clinic is oriented as a 1-time 'jump-start' to prepare newcomers to continue training in weekly beginner lessons.  The Clinic is conducted in a small, focused group format to learn with other beginners and provide individual attention to each student’s progress and to practice newly learned skills in scrimmages and put your new skills to use. The Clinic will cover...

Basic Horse Care & Prep
Riding Skills for Polo
Basic Hitting and Defense
Rules and Strategy
Scrimmage

REGISTRATION STEP 2:

To complete your reservation of a limited seat in the Intro Clinic, the clinic fee of $100/person is required in advance.  This introductory offer includes 1.5 hours of instruction and scrimmage in the arena, the use of facility horses, polo mallets, and safety equipment. Suggested dress is layered outerwear, jeans, and boots with 1" heel. Class size is limited. Complete Your Registration Now via VENMO to Instructor Minnie Keating to reserve your seat.  Reservations and Cancellations require 24-hour notification.
 
Sign Up to receive the weekly Lesson Schedule via email, offering subsequent clinic dates if this date conflicts with your schedule, or by open enrollment in weekly beginner classes that provide individual attention, for those who are not able to participate in the scheduled Intro Clinics, but want to start learning the sport of polo, and for those interested in continuing their instruction after taking the Intro Clinic.

USPA-certified instructors: Dan Keating; Minnie Keating.  Lesson horses are of the finest thoroughbred caliber & training, and professional-grade polo equipment is provided. 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 USPA, 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 over the past 25+ years. Click here for more details about the lesson program.

View the album of photos from recent Intro Clinics.

For adults aspiring to add a challenging athletic pursuit to their personal accomplishments, polo offers a lifelong sporting activity that is rewarding and enriching.”