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Jul 18, 2016 10:00 AM

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INSTRUCTOR SKILZ CLINIC

Haviland Hollow Polo Club, tucked away in the scenic hills of Patterson, New York, hosted a USPA Instructor Skilz Clinic July 11-12 with nine polo instructors in attendance. This two-day workshop was led by USPA CPI Coordinator Jess Downey, Certifiers Cindy Halle and Robin Sanchez, and Mentor Certifier Stuart Campbell. Together, the team of four lead instructors through a myriad of activities including the “in’s and out’s” of teaching a polo lesson, body condition scoring for horses, planning for emergency scenarios, the importance of safety, and teaching skills.

Skilz Clinic

Branden Van Loon, the head coach of Yale reflected, “The Skilz Clinic was a fabulous opportunity to gain insight and ideas from some of the top instructors in the USPA."

Participants included:

  • Sam Ramirez, Haviland Hollow Polo Club
  • Branden Van Loon, Yale Polo
  • Ken Cresswell, Meadowbrook Polo Club
  • Jared Sheldon, Team USPA
  • David Kuhn, Haviland Hollow Polo Club
  • Molly Musselman, Midland Polo Club
  • Juliette Powers, Darlington Polo Club
  • Mario Dino, Saratoga Polo Club
  • Minnie Keating, Westchester Polo Club
Instructor Skilz Clinic July

The USPA would like to thank Sam Ramirez and the Haviland Hollow Polo Club for donating facilities, ponies, and equipment. Also, a special thanks to Certified Polo Instructor Paul Kuhn for his time and expertise.

For more information on becoming a Certified Polo Instructor, please contact at jdowney@uspolo.org.

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