Apr 01, 2016 6:03 PM

advanced polo clinic sarasota club

Over Easter Weekend, Justin Powers, Director of Club Development for the USPA Polo Development, LLC traveled to Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, Florida. Justin met with Director of the Sarasota Polo School, Megan Flynn and Polo Development Intern, Mannie Diehl. The Polo School at Sarasota Polo Club has had a very successful winter building off of previous seasons, and they were able to move players up through the levels of polo. Megan, once an intern in the Polo Development Intern Program, has been in Sarasota for three years, and is implementing a polo school program similar to the highly successful step-up program at Houston Polo Club; where she mentored under head instructor Mark Prinsloo.

advanced polo clinic sarasota club

Currently, Megan is paying it forward by mentoring Mannie Diehl. Mannie has been a vital asset to the program by assisting with instruction in the polo school, barn management, and teaching individual riding lessons in order to raise the level of equitation in the polo school. Once the winter season ends in Sarasota, Mannie will be traveling to Fairfield Polo Club in Kansas to assist in the development and implementation of a step-up polo school program. During the visit, Justin was able to assist with an advanced polo school clinic, alongside Mannie, Megan, and local polo player Buck Schott. The clinic focused on riding and hitting drills and a chalk talk that reviewed basic grass and arena strategy.