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Autumn Polo Lessons Begin on Gorgeous Columbus Weekend

Date:    Friday, October 7, 2011

With an exceptionally gorgeous forecast for Columbus weekend, Newport Polo's autumn lessons will begin under ideal conditions for activities in the great outdoors.

Newport Polo invites beginners and returning polo students to join in the fun and excitement of arena polo by participating in the autumn lesson program, which commences this weekend, offering the culmination of over 20 years of experience in providing mounted instruction for the casual equine hobbiest to the aspiring polo player to the intermediate player moving up to a higher handicap.

Saturdays & Sundays:    11am and 1pm      

Wednesdays & Fridays:   5:00pm  until daylight savings in Nov:

Polo lessons take place outdoors at Newport Polo's private arena in Portsmouth (not located at Glen Farm) during the autumn, and spring, by appointment.  Summer lessons are conducted on grass.

Group instruction is the ideal format to apply newly learned skills within the context of actual play.  Group sizes are small (max. of 6 students) to allow for individual attention.  Lessons proceed at the pace of the students.  Students may begin at any time, and will be metriculated into the appropriate class.  Private lessons are also available, when appropriate.

Each lesson includes an hour of mounted instruction and drills, learning & practicing the rules and mechanics of playing polo.  Lessons conclude with a scrimmage.  Students are to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the lesson, for horse assignments. 

Horse & polo equipment are provided.  Suggested attire for students is layered outerwear, boot w/1" heel, and safety helmet.

Register for lessons:

  • On a weekly basis, Contact us via email prior to each lesson, as early in the week as possible to ensure 1 of 6 positions in each class.  A weekly Eminder is sent to those requesting it.
  • Address and directions to arena provided upon registration
  • All students required to sign a waiver of liability

Instructor:  Dan Keating (bio/credentials)

Lesson Fee:  1-hour Group Lesson: $65/lesson

Payment:  Due at time of lesson, Gift Certificates, Cash or Checks payable to Newport Polo.