Posts Tagged ‘Claudia Howell’

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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Polo Zealot Ponies

Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by Claudia

Polo Zealot School is up and running for the summer. The pony roster is burgeoning with new faces ready to train the next crop of players. Instruction is available weekends and weekdays. Email or call 503-927-2608 to schedule your introductory lesson and start your polo addiction!

Thanks to Mackenzie, Geoff and Melissa for the additions to the polo string.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NW Polo Calendar

Posted on: November 7th, 2015 by Claudia

2016 Polo Calendar: A year in the making

Polo calendars are slated for delivery before Christmas. On sale now!

Selecting just 14 images, front and back covers and 12 months, is a challenge. I shoot thousands of photos at five or six Pacific Northwest clubs each summer from Tacoma to Vancouver, B.C.. Bend to White Swan. My thanks to Annetta Evans who sent her photos from LaGrande and Spokane, and Cameron Smith who provided images of the… Continue reading

Weekday Polo

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by Claudia

 

Polo Lessons on Sale!

Mid-week polo lessons – 15% off

One hour instruction, polo gear and horse rental for $85/lesson (regularly $100)

Morning, afternoon or evening sessions available

Contact us below, or call 503-927-2608

 

 

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Polo 101

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Claudia

Day broke in blazing sunshine for the July clinic at Polo Zealot School. Karla Tripoli, Susie Heuscher and Leslie Quinto came out to give polo a try. Karla has been trying to find time to take a clinic for months. The date and her schedule finally meshed. Susie has seen a lot of polo from her pottery booth at our tournaments and decided to take the plunge. NW polo players are familiar with her horse-themed trophies at Tacoma Polo Club matches. Leslie is new to the Roy area. The clinic is a great way for her to… Continue reading

Daily Doings

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Claudia

It was a capacity crowd at Tacoma Polo Club July 4th weekend. Every paddock and pen was filled with ponies for the Independence Cup. Twelve teams competed in two days of terrific polo. Thanks to all who came and all who worked to get the place ready. It wouldn’t happen without you. Andrew Towell photographed all the action with his usual excellence. Click here for a link to his photographs. On the heels of the Independence Cup, Polo Zealot School holds an introductory polo clinic this Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Click here for

Lake Oswego Polo

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by Claudia

Polo returned to Lake Oswego Hunt on Sunday for the first time in more than 35 years, at least for the afternoon. The arena echoed with the thwack of wooden mallet on leather ball as six intrepid riders learned the basics of polo at an introductory clinic.

Instructor Claudia Howell, with help from polo player Mackenzie Martin, introduced the rules and mallet skills using foot mallets so players could get a feel for the game before having to ride a horse and hit the ball at the same time… Continue reading