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.
Manotick Polo Club is hosting a beginners Polo clinic May 7, 8, and 9th. This is an indoor clinic designed for those with riding experience, however no polo experience is necessary. (if you have some, that’s great too!) Space is very limited (8 spots only!) so we encourage you to reserve early. Auditing spaces are also available.
The clinic starts on friday, May 7th at 7 pm with a demonstration of the game with full commentary. At this time we will also match you up with your horse and get you organised for the rest of the weekend. Lunches and snacks will be provided for all participants.
Day #1- Saturday
9:00 am Riding lesson
9:30 am Hand mallet/hitting lesson
12:00pm break for lunch (play polo videos over lunch)
1:00 pm Blue book video and rule tutorial
2:00 pm hand mallets
3:00 pm Walk -trot hitting lesson on horses
4:00 pm finish
Day #2- Sunday
9:00 am Walk trot mallet work on horses
10:00am Hand mallet work on line up and chukkas
12:00pm Break for lunch (play polo videos over lunch)
1:00 pm Rules, strategy and scrimmage
2:00 pm Play chukkas
3:00 pm Final Q& A session
Cost for the clinic is 350.00 which includes all polo equipment (mallet, tack, etc.), the use of a horse for the duration of the clinic, materials, and lunch for both days. Cost to audit is TBD at this time.
For more information or to reserve your spot in this clinic, please contact us at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!