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Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY
Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY

Thursdays at 4pm Old Westbury, NY

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Long Island Polo

With Meadow Brook Polo Club

Level 2 + 
    Polo is an exciting team sport that combines athleticism, adrenaline, and camaraderie into a thrilling game on horseback. Polo, known as the "Sport of Kings" (and queens!), is one of the oldest team sports in the world and is played globally. Come find out what it feels like to swing a mallet, hit a polo ball and ride a trained polo pony!


    If you're just starting out, you will start on the ground to learn the basics of holding a mallet, hitting the ball, rules of the game and playing safely before we start riding. We will then begin our riding lesson by getting to know our horses and learning some tips for polo-style riding. Polo is a little like playing golf in an earthquake, but in our lesson, we will learn how to put all of the riding and swinging together to hit the ball through the goal! More experienced polo players will dive into more techniques, swing mechanics, strategy and play a chukker or two!

    Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn more about the exciting game of polo in a safe, fun and relaxed environment. 

    Right after MRC's group lesson, join the weekly tailgate and watch Meadow Brook Polo Club's Sunset Polo Chukkers with professional and amateur players! Starts at 6pm, pack your coolers! 

    Taught by professional player, Brandon Phillips, this group lesson will last 1 hour including time on the ground and in the saddle. We suggest you arrive at 3:30pm to get all your gear and be ready for a 4pm start. 

    Meadow Brook Polo Club
    Meadow Brook Polo Club was founded in 1881 and is one of the oldest polo club in the United States. Located just 20 miles east of New York City. Meadow Brook Polo Club’s newly expanded facilities offer members and spectators the opportunity to enjoy world class polo on 5 Tournament Fields. Also hosting weekly tournaments at Bethpage State Park for enthusiast to watch players in exciting matches not far from NYC.

    Experience: Must have basic riding foundation, posting at the trot and confident cantering. Ability to control your balance and horse with all reins in one hand and a mallet in the other.

    Recommended Polo Riding Attire: Riding gloves or other grippy gloves, as this helps with holding the mallet. Comfortable riding pants or jeans (white pants not required). Tall boots or short boots with chaps to help with grip and protection in the game. Helmet.

    What to expect in a polo lesson:
    Lots of new riding and playing vocabulary! Check out a polo lingo guide here
    Learn how to rotate and hit a ball while in the saddle - video
    Learn about using your legs to balance in the swing - video

    Fun Facts about Polo:
    Polo dates back to 600BC in China and Persia
    Polo was used for training for war and was popular along the Silk Road
    Polo was first brought to the USA in 1876, with the club established in NY!
    Polo is considered a "mixed" sport, and men and women can compete on the same polo team.
    Players are assigned a "handicap" based on their level of play, from -2 to 10 goals. A polo handicap is considered your "passport to the world."
    Over 40% of the US Polo Association Members are women.

    Location: Old Westbury, NY