Kit started playing polo in 1968, when he worked at the Houston Polo Club, for Will Farish. It was there that the late Joe Barry taught Kit how to swing a mallet and hit the ball in a wooden cage. At Joe’s suggestion, Kit went to college at New Mexico State University. In 2001, he created the first totally portable hitting cage, utilizing a mechanical horse & digital video to do computerized swing and riding analysis. Like techniques used in golf and other sports, he refers to his invention as VirtualPolo. Over the last 16 years, he has traveled with his hitting cage from San Diego to the Hamptons and from Miami to Toronto, visiting as many clubs as possible. He has also traveled with his camera and computer to Buenos Aires, Argentina & Melbourne, Australia. For many years, Kit did video analysis at the Field Cup at Cornell University to assist Umpires in the review process. Kit is also a PATH Certified Riding Instructor and has also been working with Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to train Wild Mustangs.
What has been one of your favorite teaching memories?
“Coaching a long-time player, (He had been playing for 40 years.) explaining to him the swing mechanics and showing him on the computer how to make that work for him. He said he had taken lesson from many High Goal Players and never understood what they were trying to get him to do. He was dumbfounded by how easy it was to make a small change for a dramatic and immediate difference.”
Effective Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.Read More