Jul 31, 2018 2:57 PM
Ten instructors began the process of working toward their coveted USPA Certified Polo Instructor Certification by attending an Instructor Skilz Clinic hosted at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Participants included:
•Dori Burner, Battlefield Polo Club, Gainesville, Virginia.
•Dani Wasty, Shannon Hill Polo Club, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
•Jess Schmitt, Virginia Polo Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia.
•Marisa Bianchi, Seneca Polo Club, Poolesville, Maryland.
•Dan Coleman, Being the Change Polo Club, Laveen, Arizona.
•Carlucho Arellano, USPA Executive Director of Services.
•Gates Gridley, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, Florida.
•Nico Eurnekian, Congressional Polo Cub, Poolesville, Maryland.
•Erica Kratz, Myopia Polo Club, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
•Connor Deal, Aiken Polo Club, Aiken, South Carolina.
Certifiers Cindy Halle and Erik Wright co-led the event with USPA staff member Jess Downey. Team USPA member and USPA Clinician Connor Deal noted that, “the Skilz Clinic was a great learning experience. We reviewed teaching intricacies, often overlooked, that play a large part in the success of teaching polo. The Certifiers were very informative and helpful with good constructive feedback on our teaching practices and ways to continually improve our skills.”
A big thank you to Lou Lopez and the Virginia Polo Center for the use of excellent facilities and horses. For more information about the USPA Certified Polo Instructor Program please contact Jess Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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