Learn the equestrian sport of polo

Learning to Play Polo

Beginning to play polo

Starting to Play Polo

What is it like to play polo? Imagine a ball hit so hard ... that it comes at you at a speed of 110 miles per hour, so fast, you can hardly see it. Your job is to stay at a gallop, get your polo pony in line with the ball, and either pass it ahead to a teammate, or carry the ball down the field for an attempt at goal.

All polo clubs are always seeking new members. Call your local polo club and inquire. There are over 275 polo clubs in the United States.

Most of the rules of polo are for the safety of the players and their ponies.

Polo players are ranked yearly by their peers and the USPA on a scale of -2 to 10 goals. Team play is handicapped on the basis of ability.

Every polo club gives individual and group polo lessons, with the cost ranging from $50 to $150 per hour. Lessons include the use of a polo pony, all tack, polo mallets and balls.

If you don't ride, find a local stable and take enough lessons to become reasonably confident at the Canter. Then start your polo lessons.