SAN DIEGO POLO AND RIDING SCHOOL 

THE POLO SCHOOL STEP UP PROGRAM

Polo School StepUP is a 6 week course offered at SDSPC in both the fall and spring, beginning fall 2017. The spring session runs from May to June, and the fall season runs from September through October, specific dates TBA. Instruction is offered 3 days per week, with 2 days of riding and 1 ‘strategy session’ clinic per week.

Course Includes:
Horsemanship & Riding Skills
Game strategy & Rules
Hitting mechanics
Classroom chalk talks & Strategy

Coaching Chukkers (practice matches)
Student Requirements:
Basic Riding Experience (private lessons available throughout the year)
Boots with a heel


*Students with little or no riding experience are encouraged to
contact the polo office to schedule riding lessons prior to polo school.
school@sandiegopolo.com

The San Diego Surf Polo Club provides:
Instructors
Horses

Tack
Mallets
Helmet

Course Costs:
Junior Member (18 & under):  $1,350 for 6 week session
Adults: $1,650 for 6 week session
Horse Lease: $1,000 per person per 6 week session (school horse lease required)

Once you graduate from polo school, you’ll be eligible to join the arena club chukker program. Polo School graduates must play a minimum of 3 months as an arena member to qualify to participate in grass polo tournament leagues.

*Space in Polo School StepUP is limited and will sell out! Reserve your space early to join this United States Polo Association approved program, developed by the famous Houston Polo Club in Houston, Texas and proven at USPA clubs across the country

Interested in finding out more or reserving your space in the Polo School Step UP Program? Email: school@sandiegopolo.com for more information.

Private Polo & Riding Lessons

In addition to our amazing and comprehensive Polo School StepUP Program, we also offer individualized private polo and horseback riding lessons to prepare you for your polo school session, introduce you to riding, build confidence, or fine tune your skills if you are an experienced player. Our instructors offer private instruction for beginners through competitive players, and specialize in creating well rounded horseman with honed skills and a passion for the sport.

We highly encourage beginner and intermediate players to participate in the Polo School StepUP Program, as it is the most comprehensive approach to polo instruction available in Southern California, and will quickly move you up in ability and get you ready to play! However, we do suggest that very new beginners take at least 4 weeks of consistent riding lessons prior to enrolling in StepUP.

Intermediate and advanced players will also benefit from 1 on 1 instruction with our seasoned instructors, who will help you take your game to the next level and reach your goals.

 

PRIVATE GRASS POLO LESSONS AND BASIC ADULT RIDING LESSONS BEGIN MAY 1ST BY REQUEST. Email school@sandiegopolo.com to be connected with an instructor.

Private grass polo lesson: $150 (available on on designated days, TBA)

Private basic riding lesson (utilizing trails, track, and grass): $85

 

Private arena polo lessons, youth equitation, and intermediate/advanced riding lessons will begin in July. Please contact school@sandiegopolo.com at that time to schedule your lesson.

Prices TBA

Cancha Pequena Coaching League

Cancha Pequena (small field) Coaching League is an instruction league designed to take Polo School graduates, arena players, and grass players who are new to the field to a level of skill and confidence to be competent, safe, and competitive grass polo players. Cancha Pequena Coaching League is set on a half size to 3/4 sized grass field where four team of four players rotate through 7 minute chukkers (periods) of slower paced, coached play, two teams at a time. Two professional players coach participants on rules, penalties, strategy, and help troubleshoot issues with swing mechanics and other key elements during play. Note that play is stop and go, with a lot of coaching and discussion – this is an opportunity to learn while getting the feel for a faster paced, more open type of polo match.

Cancha Pequena Coaching League is available to the following participants:

  • Polo School StepUP graduates
  • Students with 4+ months of private or group polo instruction
  • Arena players with at least 2 months experience in arena club chukkers or tournament play at any club
  • Grass players with LESS than 2 years experience on the grass (and that have not played higher than 4 goal grass polo)

 

COACHING LEAGUE PRICES:

$150 per session

or

5 for $500

 

Cancha Pequena Coaching League dates/times TBA (beginning May, 2017)

My favorite part about polo lessons? The ease of it, the challenge, and not having to look perfect! Plus the fabulous horses, genuine people, and the welcoming, smiling faces make me glad to be there.

Lori Corrente

I have truly loved taking polo lessons! I will be back for lessons many weekends to come.

Maritza Johnson

We love the fun people and great group of kids. Plus it's always beautiful when you leave the arena and see the hot air balloons flying over the fields.

Mary Beth Stock

Thanks Topo for the great first lesson!

Tucker Hughes