Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a one-hour small-group polo lesson (a $150 value) at The Polo Organization in Essa. Students must be 10 years or older to participate.
The Polo Organization's 100 acres include six fenced outdoor fields and one lighted indoor facility to confine students of all skill levels inside a safe and controlled environment. Grab a provided mallet and helmet before hopping atop one of the school's trained horses before an instructor elucidates the subtleties of the sport, such as objectives, technique, and why water polo is not regular polo on seahorses. Polo lessons span 60-minutes and max out at six participants to ensure personal instruction and safety. While students meld body and spirit with new equine friends, a professional photographer snaps photos, which pupils can then hang on a wall or affix to the chest of a collared shirt.
The Polo Organization
Towering evergreens surround The Polo Organization’s 100-acre collection of playing fields and arenas, which host students during riding and polo lessons. Instructors take on both beginning and experienced students, revealing subtleties of the sport such as objectives, technique, and why water polo is not regular polo on seahorses. Mallets, helmets, and horses are provided during each 60-minute lesson, and students are advised to wear jeans or riding breeches along with flat-soled riding boots. While students meld body and spirit with new equine friends, a professional photographer snaps photos, which pupils can then hang on a wall or embroider to the chest of a collared shirt.