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Spring Intro Polo Clinics Announced for 2017

Date:    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Move from the sidelines to the saddle in Newport Polo's introductory clinic for new players. Oriented for athletic adults 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 Spring Introductory Clinics for adult beginners:

  • Sunday, April 23 at 11am
  • Subsequent dates TBA 

The Adult Intro 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

Cost is $75 for 1.5 hour of instruction and scrimmage in the arena, including use of facility horses, polo mallets, and safety equipment. Suggested dress is layered outerwear, jeans and boots with 1" heel.

Registration.  Space is limited.   You may also Sign Up to receive the weekly Lesson Schedule via email, offering open enrollment in small beginner classes with individual attention, for those who are not able to participate in the 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 head instructor: Dan Keating, President of Newport Polo.  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,” explained Dan Keating, President of Newport Polo, "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 for more details about the lesson program: http://www.nptpolo.com/about-newport-polo/lessons. 

View the album of photos from the 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, to compliment one’s career goals.”