Going to be lots of action on the field — TODAY at 3pm…
Please join our fundraiser on Saturday, August 18th, 2012 in support of youth mental health. More details will be posted as we draw closer to the date
The mission of this years Polo Tournament is to raise funds and awareness for D.I.F.D. (Do It For Daron at The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health).
We are hosting a polo tournament every year in support of different charities selected by our directors. There are many volunteer positions available on the day of event. Contact us if you wish to help!
D.I.F.D. is a youth-driven initiative focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health. Created by friends and family of Daron Richardson who lost her life to suicide at the young age of 14, D.I.F.D. is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame. D.I.F.D. supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health.
The day after polo is always a quiet time
Are you interested in trying out the sport of horse polo? Come join us at the “Average Joes” polo club here in Ottawa. This is a great way to learn the sport and see if you like it.
The clinic will be taught by Phil Van Der Burgt of the Cedar Valley Polo Club in Markham Ontario.
We will work on the riding, rules, game strategy, mallet and ball control, the line of the ball, positions, etc. For the more advanced players will work on neck and tail shots, controlling the ball and your horse at speed, fouls, and general game play.
The clinic will run for 2 days Saturday and Sunday May 19-20, 2012. The clinic is going to be limited to 10 players, the cost for the 2 days will be only $300. If you can only make one day, please come anyway — we’ll fit you in!
The schedule will run as follows:
Saturday May 19, 2012
10am Hand mallets and wooden horse
11am game play and line up rules and strategy
12pm lunch, class room rules of polo
2pm riding and Stick and Ball lesson
3:30pm break question and answer talk
4pm Coaching chukkas
Sunday May 20, 2012
10am riding and Stick and Ball lesson
12pm lunch, class room rules or polo
2pm Coaching chukkas
If you have any questions please contact Ward at wyaternick at hotmail.com. Horses not included in the $300 clinic fee unless you have made a prior arrangement. If you can only make one day, the fee is $150.