Laura has been a member of the USPA 20+ years. She learned to play while attending Cornell University. After graduating in 1997 from Cornell, she did her graduate work at the University of California, Davis and took charge of the UC Davis Polo Club. In 2003 she moved to Washington, D.C. and started a new polo school at a club in Poolesville, Maryland. With 15 years of experience teaching, she and Hugo Pasten opened Mountain View Polo in Charles Town, West Virginia. She is the coach for the Mountain View Interscholastic Girls Polo program. In 2016 she and her OTTB gelding, Paulie’s Pick, competed in the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover.

What has been one of your favorite teaching memories?

“Seeing the young kids progress in speed down the field without even realizing they overcame their fear of cantering, simply because they are having so much fun playing the game!”

Contact Laura today for lessons!