Archive for the ‘polo clinic’ Category

Military Polo

Posted on: November 15th, 2016 by Claudia

November Polo Clinic

It was a great crowd for the Sunday polo clinic. Active duty and retired military folks showed up to give polo a try. They were a great group. Everyone is gung ho to continue with polo lessons.

Thanks to Tim Kelley and his horses Roxey and Bentley, Julia Arp, Sean Schmidt and photographer Bob Grant for all their help on Sunday. Couldn’t have done it without you.

 

 

 

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Army Polo

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Claudia

The day JBLM came to Tacoma Polo Club.

It was military day on the polo field on Saturday August 27. Army veteran Michelle Gillespie, active duty soldier Sean Hardeman and his wife April came on a sunny Saturday morning to learn the basics of polo.

They started with tying tails and wrapping legs. They learned the basics of hitting the ball with short mallets and scrimmage on foot. They graduated to hitting with full length mallets while mounted on steady school horses. Everybody had fun and want to continue lessons.

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Pony Club Polo

Posted on: June 18th, 2016 by Claudia

The Olympus Pony Club of Vashon came for an intro to polo clinic today. It was a blustery day but all stayed dry inside the arena. Wrapping legs, tying tails, foot mallets and finally a mounted scrimmage filled the morning.  Thanks to Sean Schmidt and Tina Anderson for their assistance. And to Sean for the photos.

              

 

 

 

 

 

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Intro to Polo Clinic

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Learn the basics – polo rules and strategy, mallet and ball handling, polo horsemanship.

After some ground work, you’ll mount up for hitting and passing drills wielding a 50-inch mallet. The clinic concludes with a walk-trot polo scrimmage.

Stay for a catered lunch and watch a polo game!

Riders are required to wear boots or sturdy shoes with a heel, and a helmet for all mounted instruction. No spurs, please. Bring your own helmet if you have one. Some riding helmets and all other polo equipment are provided. Bring tennis shoes for the foot mallet polo session.

Pasture Life

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by Claudia

Days of grazing, sunning, scratching, rolling and lounging.

Sadie found the perfect belly scratcher for those nasty bug bites. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arena Polo

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Catch the action. Indoor arena polo Saturday and Sunday March 21 & 22. Start time is 1:00 p.m.

 

Polo Practice

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Indoor polo practice Saturday and Sunday February 28 & March 1. Saturday start time is 1:00 p.m. Sunday’s start time will be decided at practice on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indoor Polo

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Wild and wooly ponies, and out of shape players converge on Oakwood Arena for polo practice at 1 p.m. Saturday February 7. Sunday’s start time will be decided at practice on Saturday. Come watch the rodeo!

Arena Polo Practice

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia No Comments

Post New Year’s hangover indoor polo scheduled for Saturday and Sunday January 17 & 18. Saturday start time is 1:00 p.m. Sunday’s start time will be decided at practice on Saturday. Bundle up and come on over!

 

 

Polo Clinic

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Claudia 3 Comments

Learn the oldest team horse sport

• basic rules and strategy• mallet and ball handling skills• polo horsemanship 101 • mounted drills and scrimmage

Enjoy catered lunch and exhibition game at 1 p.m.

Register below.

For additional info:

Claudia Howell –  Email or phone 503-927-2608

 

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