REGISTRATION: Cost is $75 for 1.5 hours of instruction and scrimmage in the arena, including 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, will fill up. Register using the form above to reserve your seat.
Move from the sidelines to the saddle in Newport Polo's introductory clinic for new players. Oriented for athletic adults looking for an exciting 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, is continuing its 2018 polo initiatives with Autumn Introductory Clinics for adult beginners, with the next opportunity scheduled for:
- Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1pm
- Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1pm
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
Not able to make it, or want to learn more about it? Sign Up to receive the weekly Lesson Schedule by private email subscription, and watch for an upcoming class or subsequent clinic that fits your schedule. Weekly classes offered by open enrollment; small class sizes for beginner group lessons for individual attention, to start learning the sport of polo, and to continue instruction after taking the Intro Clinic.
USPA-certified instructors: Dan Keating - President of Newport Polo; Minnie Keating - Head Coach & Equine Trainer. 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 for more details about the lesson program: http://www.nptpolo.com/about-newport-polo/lessons.“For adults aspiring to add a challenging athletic pursuit to their personal accomplishments, polo offers a lifelong sporting activity that is rewarding and enriching.”
View the album of photos from recent Intro Clinics.