Beginner Lessons for the month of March will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please email us back @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a recurring USC Polo student who is having any trouble making it to those lessons.
More Info on Beginner lessons below ( and in our FAQ tab):
WHEN/WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE?
We practice year-round four nights a week from 6:00-10:45 pm off campus at Fair Hills Farms (driving and tacking time included, but return time may vary depending on traffic). Club lessons are Tuesdays and Fridays. Team practices are Thursdays. We always arrange carpools.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Check us out at the club fair each semester, or contact us at our gmail. Once you've introduced yourself (tell us your name, riding/polo experience, and height so we can pair you with an appropriate horse), you're welcome to sign up for lessons by clicking on "Lesson Sign Up" at the top of the page and adding your name to the calendar on the day you want to come. On the day of the lesson, you will get a group text telling you when and where to meet (usually the EVK parking lot), reminding you what to bring, and who will be driving that day.
*Please note that we charge a $25 cancellation fee if you cancel the day of.
YOUR FIRST LESSON
Prior to your lesson, we ask that you fill out USC's club sports release form here. You will have to register with the website, join "Polo", and then fill out the release (if you're having trouble, an in-depth walkthrough can be found here). On the day of, be prepared for your first lesson with your lesson money/check and appropriate clothing.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
If you have an equestrian background and already own riding attire then please feel free to wear whatever you are most comfortable riding in. If this is your first time at a barn we recommend you wear jeans and a closed-toe shoe with a heel.
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It grieves us deeply to have to announce that one of our most beloved ponies, Sparta, passed away this week from a severe case of colic.
Many would say that Sparta was one of our best--if not THE best--Trojan pony; not just because of her skills in the arena, but because she had so much heart and spirit. She was a joy to be around because she loved what she did. Anyone who ever played with her can attest to the fact that she made excited dragon noises whenever she made a good play, and nickered louder than anybody when it was time for treats. Charisma and courage like she had aren't something that can be taught. She was charming, courageous, and spirited because it was her nature.
Sparta was a lion-hearted horse who wanted to be a high-goaler in spite of her age; the kind of horse that a dinky program like USC was lucky to have. We were blessed to have her for as long as we did, and her death has truly left a hole in our hearts.