horsemanship + teamwork + sportsmanship = POLO!

The Polo Training Foundation, the Horse Park Polo Club and the Stanford Polo Club are all committed to helping Square Peg for the fourth year running, to produce our most successful polo clinic ever.

After years of working with the United States Pony Club, the Polo Association has succeeded in convincing the Pony Clubs that the sport of polo teaches horsemanship skills and engenders teamwork and good sportsmanship.

This year’s clinic will focus on bringing youth into polo.  We will be teaching YOU and YOUR horse the game!

Square Peg Foundation has teamed up with the Horse Park Polo Club and the Polo Training Foundation to bring you an opportunity that can’t be missed!

Clinic Includes

  • Professional instruction from Wilbur O’Ferrall of the Polo Training Foundation. Read Wilbur’s bio here.

•  Introducing you and your horse to the game, the mallet and the rules.

• “Chalk Talk” discussion on rules, penalties and strategies of the game.

  • Time in the HPPC Hitting Cage to learn how to manage the mallet and get the most out of your swing.

  • The opportunity to watch the Stanford Polo Club practice.  Meet the players!
  • Mallets and balls

“Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake” Sylvester Stallone, 1990

• a sense of humor and eagerness to learn!

  • helmet and eye protection for you
  • leg protection for your horse
  • an English Style saddle

Saturday’s classes will be split into  groups of similar experience and ability

Sunday we will make teams and have matches

"Since I started to play polo, I have had my most successful year in eventing." Fiona Graham, "A Level" Pony Clubber

WHEN: October, 22 and 23, 2011

WHERE: THE HORSE PARK POLO CLUB ARENA

3674 SAND HILL RAOD, WOODSIDE CALIFORNIA

KIDS ( AGE 10 AND OLDER) AND ADULTS ARE BOTH WELCOME

REGISTER HERE:


 

“I want to congratulate Square Peg Foundation for under taking the project of putting on a Learn to Play Polo Clinic – It is through efforts such as this that the Polo Training Foundation (PTF), United States Polo Assoc. (USPA) and United States Pony Club (USPC) can work together to promote the Sport of Polo to local equestrian youth.  For the first time Polo is a recognized activity for Pony Clubs.  USPA has created a club membership for Pony Clubs to become part of the USPA Intercollegiate/Interscholastic program.  This allows young polo players from fifth grade to high school seniors to compete both regionally and nationally in the sport of Polo.  Many of the Interscholastic players continue their polo experience by attending Colleges that have Intercollegiate Polo Programs.”

Russ Sheldon, Co-Chair USPA Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Committee

USPA Governor at Large


 

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