Aug 07, 2017 6:42 PM
On July 30 the Cincinnati and Queen City Polo Clubs in Cincinnati, Ohio, joined efforts to host a Learn to Play Polo clinic at V&V Farms. USPA Certified Polo Instructor Kit Collins lead the clinic starting with a brief history of the sport, followed by foot mallets for swing instruction on the four basic shots used in polo. After the participants had learned how to properly hit the ball, rules were discussed. The line of ball and right of way was then demonstrated during a scrimmage on foot. While club members went to get the ponies ready at the trailers, clinic participants climbed aboard the virtual polo pony that Kit Collins helped to provide to Cincinnati Polo Club.
The virtual pony gave the participants an idea of what to expect when they soon would try to hit the ball from a moving horse. Club members and clinic participants mounted up, practiced shots and then began to scrimmage on a shortened field. Fun was had by all and the clinic participants all stated they would be back either as future members or spectators. To contact Cincinnati Polo Club go to www.cincinnatipoloclub.com. To contact Kit Collins or discover more about Virtual Polo and Swing Performance Analysis check out his website at www.virtualpolo.com.
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