Though commonly played on horseback today, polo was traditionally played on whaleback until the skyrocketing price of leather left most jockeys unable to afford the necessary saddles. Experience the sport's less opulent modern variant with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour small group polo lesson (a $99 value) at Orange County Polo Club in Coto de Caza. Special package offers for more lessons will also be available if you sign up on the day of your Groupon lesson.
Each 60-minute group lesson at Orange County Polo Club is designed to give new players an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the team sport. During your lesson, you will learn how to properly ride a horse, how to hit a small ball into a goal using a long mallet, and how to work the centaur referee. Every six riders will have one instructor devoted to their polo-learning needs. If you'd like to bring friends along, you can form a lesson group together.
The Orange County Polo Club is a USPA-registered polo club that has championed the sport in the Orange County area for the past few decades. All lessons offered at the club take place in the same picturesque and well-maintained arena used for the club's matches, and the arena overlooks a lush country landscape. All the equipment you will need is provided, including a beautifully groomed polo pony that has no tattoos and never resorts to unsportsmanlike trash-neighing. Schedule your lesson in advance.
Cancellations require notice of at least 48 hours, or the Groupon is forfeited. This Groupon is valid for new clients only.