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MAR 9-15
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Polo Club Meeting Minutes

We thank hosts Kathy & David Markell (Polo Manager) and presenters Deputy Polo Manager Amy Garrison and Patrick Quigley for 2020 Club news & USPA rules. Meeting MinutesGreens Fees 
    

St. Paddy's Cup Teams

4 Hibernian clans will follow the rainbow in hopes of being 1st to reach the Pot o' Gold in the St. Paddy's Cup on MAR 14-15Thurs' draw will determine matchups. 
SAT 1-4PM  Semi Finals
SUN 1-4PM Consolation & Final
    

USPA NE Circuit Amateur Cup

The Spring arena season in the Northeast will culminate on Apr 24-26 with the ultimate showdown in the USPA NE Circuit Amateur Cup. Info & Registration.  Teams are limited. Player trophies, winners' names engraved on the perpetual cup and blue book recognition!     
    Winter Weekday Schedule:
Monday
2:30-4pm RWU Practice  
Tuesday
2pm-4pm private lesson  
6:00pm  Club Chukkers   
Wednesday
2:30-4pm RWU Practice  
5:30pm Adult Beginner/Intermediate
7:00pm     Brown Varsity
Thursday
2pm-4pm private lesson
6:00pm  Club Chukkers   
 
   Winter Weekend Schedule:
Friday
2:30-4pm RWU Practice  
4:30pm  NPT JV
5:30pm  private lesson
7:00pm  Brown 
Saturday
1:00pm St. Paddy's Cup Semi
2:30pm St. Paddy's Cup Semi

Sunday
1:00pm St. Paddy's Cup Consolation
2:30pm St. Paddy's Cup Final
REGISTER
Please provide at least 24 hours for reservations or cancellations.
BASIC RATES: Payable by VENMO, Check or Cash
1 Group Lesson, Intro Clinic, or  2 Chukkers = $100
Private Polo Lesson $150
Private Riding Lesson 30min = $75; 60min = $100
Horse Leasing: Arena Chukkers $50/chukker; Tournaments $75/chukker
Chukker Fee = $0 for boarders & lessees; $10/chukker if shipping in;
Tournament Fee = $0 for boarders & lessees; $15/chukker if shipping in;

VALUE PACKS: Payable by Check, Cash or VENMO
Jumbo Pack - 4 Chukkers 2x/Week @ $65/unit = $260
Standard Pack - 4 Chukkers 1x/Week
= $150
                          - 2 Chukkers 2x/Week = $150
MARCH Special - 4 Lessons 1x/Week 
@ $75/unit = $300
BOARD: $700/ Month (limited availability) includes Arena Usage & Club Chukker Admission

Save The Dates 
MAR 14-15 St. Paddy's Tourney (positions avail)
APR 1   2020 Polo Club Greens Fees Due
APR 26-28 USPA NE Circuit Am Cup Arena Tourney
MAY 3 First Grass Polo Practice
JUN 6 Opening Day Newport International Polo Series: USA vs. Switzerland
AUG 7 Bon Voyage Ball (dinner SOLD OUT; Cocktail TIX)

 

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Newport Polo, home of America's first polo club and host of the Newport International Polo Series, offers exhibition polo and club member services for outdoor & arena polo, and polo instruction.  Est. in 1876; founding member of the United States Polo Assoc
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Polo School
Arena Polo Lessons are offered in October - May.  Grass Polo lessons are offered June- Sept.  Group instruction is the ideal format in which riding and polo skills can be exercised within the context of actual play. Group sizes are small (max. of 6-8 students) to allow for individual attention. Private lessons are also available. Lessons proceed at the pace of the students. Each lesson includes an hour of mounted instruction on horsemanship and the rules and mechanics of playing polo, concluding with a scrimmage. Students are to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the lesson, for horse assignments. Horse & polo equipment are provided. Suggested attire for students is layered outerwear, boot w/1" heel and safety helmet.

"Our Polo Lesson Program is dedicated to serious students to attain their personal goals in learning to play polo.  Let us know what your aspirations are! "
FACILITIES: Polo lessons take place at Newport Polo's private outdoors training facility in Portsmouth, RI (not at Glen Farm) during Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, indoors in inclement weather, by appointment only. Directions provided upon registration for a class.

CONFIRMATION:  When you make a reservation, if you do not receive an email confirmation of your booking, then please email again and/or call the Polo Office (401)-847-7090 to ensure that your reservation was received and is confirmed.

OUR LOCAL WEATHER INFO: Here is a
 link to our local weather, so you can check conditions in advance and wear appropriate outerwear layers.  If you have any doubts about the status of the lesson, feel free to call the Polo Office directly or check the 24-hour Info Line 401-846-0200 x2

CANCELLATION POLICY:   Reservations are accepted on an honor system.  While we understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur to cause a late cancellation, we ask for a minimum of 24-hour notice and the courtesy of a phone call or text to ensure that we received your notification in a timely manner to prevent delay of lesson, missed opportunity for other students, unnecessary horse prep, etc.   Since our class size is limited for your benefit, cancellations may result in being Wait Listed for future Lessons.
 
NEWCOMERS:  All new participants are required to complete a Wavier of Liability, in full; minors must have adult signatory.  New students are matriculated into the appropriate groups, based on skill level, throughout the seasonal session.  Each student receives individual instruction to bring them up to speed with the class.  
 
The Newport Polo Club's lessons offer mounted instruction and coaching chukkers for a wide range of polo skill levels, from the casual equine hobbyist to the aspiring polo player to the intermediate player pursuing a higher handicap. Our instructors will help you achieve your personal goals.
 
USPA MEMBERSHIP: As a member club of the United States Polo Association, we require all players participating in our arena & grass chukkers, games and tournaments, to possess a current playing Membership (*see eligible USPA Membership Types below) with the United States Polo Association (USPA). Here are the many USPA membership benefits you will receive:
  • USPA Member Card and Decal 
  • USPA Rulebook and Annual Bluebook
  • Player Handicap and eligibility to play in USPA tournaments (subject to handicap)  
  • $1 Million Personal Excess Liability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Excess Medical Insurance
  • "This Week in Polo" USPA electronic newsletter – current events and activities in your area and around the country.
  • POLO Players’ Edition – monthly magazine geared toward players with tournament results, international travel stories and more.
  • U.S. Polo Assn. Apparel discount.
  • Access to poloskilz.com - training videos on topics from hitting skills to strategy to rules and game play.
  • Discounts through the Polo Plus Program - John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, Office Depot and more.
(For a description of all membership types click here.) When joining the USPA, indicate affiliation with the 'Westchester Polo Club' (our official club name), and select '2019' as the membership year (or '2020' after July 1, 2019). To participate in chukkers, games or tournaments with our club, your USPA Membership must be in current standing, in one of the following membership types: Lifetime Member, Registered Player or Affiliate Player. Click here to join/renew membership with the USPA today!  For questions or assistance, contact Lindsay Dolan, USPAMembership and Handicap Manager at (561) 517-0521 or ldolan@uspolo.org 
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