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post #21 of 25 Old 06-14-2012, 06:31 PM
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I frequent the polo matches on Long Island. I know some of the players and can say firsthand that their first concern is for the horse. I have never seen anything but the best of care. The polo players I know don't just use ponies from Argentina: they use ponies from all over the place. One of my favorites is a dun appaloosa.
Polo ponies are expensive. Yes the sport is rough but few people would have the money to be continually replacing horses that are neglected. Injuries will happen with ANY sport especially one that involves the kind of contact polo does. Ive described it before as hockey on horseback and one of the players agreed with me.

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post #22 of 25 Old 09-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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GCC Polo Club Directory

Youssry Henien recently published the the GCC Polo Club Directory. The purpose of this site is to increase awareness of the sport of polo, and to increase participation in the sport. Youssry Henien, the editor and publisher of the GCC Polo Club Directory, is an avid horse enthusiast, and has spent many years following equestrian sports around the globe. Youssry was involved in horse racing for many years, and through the many connections he made over the years, he was introduced to the sport of Polo. It would be a great site for you to get more information about clubs in your area. I use it. I hope it helps you!
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post #23 of 25 Old 09-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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USPA dot org is the official site of the United States Polo Association. They have listings of clubs, clubs that host polo schools and clinics, seasons, the rules, what the different positions are, the tack and player gear, etc.
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I just saw this thread started by me again!!!

So I just started jumping tiny crossrails, and I plan to continue my jumping and begin showing in IEA and Eq next summer/fall! However, I still want to try polo!!!

Is it possible to get a place on the team in college if you don't know polo but know how to ride well? Do people normally have previous experience? And if so, where do you take lessons? Thanks!!!

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post #25 of 25 Old 01-11-2013, 11:38 PM
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Yes you can start to play intercollegiate polo without any experience. College is where many people, including professional players, got their start.

Many clubs offer polo lessons. Again the USPA dot org site can help. They have listings of clubs and lessons. If you don't find anything on the site, still go ahead and use the contact information. I bet you will get a response.

Drop back and let us know how it goes. Right now is off season for us, but I have a daughter heading south in the next couple days to jump into a season there.
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